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  • Ages 37–55
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Last online
Aug 26
Graduated from masters program
Rather not say
Likes dogs and has cats
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Honestly? I've never been able to write one of these that, when I go back and re-read it, sounds to me like a remotely accurate representation of who I am. I think the replies below will give you an idea. If your curiosity is piqued, email me and ask what else you'd like to know.
But in a nutshell: SWF, Jewish with equal passion for Eastern practice and philosophy. It will only let me put one religion on here, so I picked Jewish, as that is my ancestral identity. On a regular basis, I practice more Buddhism (yoga, meditation) than Judaism. I'm a social worker, kids yoga teacher, and writer. Lover of film, HBO and The Office (and most recently, Transparent on Amazon Prime). Would like to settle down, but not settle, and I'm open to family--however that shows up. I mean what I say and say what I mean. The people in my life are all people who appreciate that quality :-)

**note: if you want me to reply to a message, your message must be more than "hi", and must indicate somehow that you've read my profile. I do mean this....either people don't believe me or don't read my profile, because I get tons of "hi" and "how are you" messages. Why are you writing? Why to me?

**I will not reply if you have no picture (or a picture that does not clearly show your face, or is not of you). firstly, I will assume you're trying to hide something. Secondly (and related) is simply too easy in 2015 to take picture and post it on this website for you not to have one.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
trying to go with the flow (the operative word being "trying")
working, exploring, growing, trying to be present.
(that's more than enough. Believe me.)
Oh-and I bought my first home a few years back. I believe that "nesting" will be under this heading for some time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
*matching color tone (for painting rooms)
*listening, and intuiting. Freaks people out sometimes. It's a bit of an occupational hazard; I put people's pieces of stories together for a living. I listen for a living. I practice open-heartedness for a living ...and these things together often manifest as a sixth sense.
*making people laugh (even when I'm not trying-? Actually, mostly when I'm not trying. If I try, it usually doesn't work.)
*finding places unfamiliar; I'm never really "lost".
*not sure how to phrase this: but kids and animals seem to feel calm and safe around me. (It's not something I'm doing on purpose-?)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
curly hair
(I do realize a lot of people say this. in my case, it happens to be what people tell me often.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
way too many to list. Some highlights:

books: creative nonfiction and memoir. Anne Lamott, Natalie Goldberg, Pema Chodron, Cheri Huber, David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs.
The only fiction I've read and liked lately is Douglas Coupland. I used to be a big fiction consumer; I think perhaps I've replaced that with really good art film.

Movies: Annie Hall, Truman Show, Magnolia, American Beauty, Catch and Release, Goodfellas, The Breakfast Club, The Daytrippers, Chasing Amy, Flirting With Disaster...almost anything indie/foreign/documentary. (there are so many more. there's no way I could even approach an exhaustive list of fave flicks)

I have discovered (sort of to my dismay) that I am much more likely to binge on a show than wait a week for a new episode-so I binge on things I'm not even crazy about, but the ability to watch a season in 3 days is pretty enticing :-) It's almost overwhelming-at the risk of sounding old, sometimes I with for the days you could only watch a show when it was actually on!
I own seasons 1-5 of The Office.

I don't have a DVR but use my iPod as if it is one, and podcast the heck out of it: NPR (Fresh Air; Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me; Being; The Story, and a few more), Filmspotting, The Interdependence Project, Radiolab. I'm admittedly addicted.

music: very eclectic, and always open to discovering more.
Love Dave Matthews, Indigo Girls, Elton John, Sarah McLaughlin, old 70's and 80's one-hit-wonders, some hip-hop (mostly old school), new age music (Deva Primal, Krishna Das...a must for yoga and meditation).
Just discovered a great group called The Mountain Goats.

food: recently changed how I eat....mostly whole foods (not a fanatic!). I don't eat wheat or sugar anymore, but I bake like a fiend and people can't tell the difference. sushi (cooked and veggie), avadado, edamame, summer fruits. Quinoa. Sweet potato chips. (regular potato chips!) My dad's grilled BBQ salmon.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
first of all, none of us can live without air, water, food. Duh.
second of all: I could live without most things.
Third of all: I wouldn't want to live without: faith, love, my nieces, something to write on/with, and streaming media.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
daydreaming about quitting my job and doing only the things I love. Daydreaming about publishing a book. Why people do the things they do (occupational hazard)... and how I can be more present. Leaving the planet a tiny bit better than I found it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
no typical Friday night for me. Hanging with friends. watching a netflix at home. cooking. writing. Seeing a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I love the show "Entourage". There. I said it.
You should message me if
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why don't you tell me why you messaged me....when you message me?