I am down to earth, nurturing and centered, with a great love for adventures, both large and small. I love to bring out the best in children, gardens, family and friends. I love to entertain and be part of a great group, but I am not generally the center of attention. I am quick to laugh and see the absurd side of a situation. I am warm and unpretentious and never take myself too seriously. I am generally calm and collected and get a great deal accomplished, personally and professionally, with a minimum of fuss.
I have two great kids (22 and 17) and I am the oldest of 6 kids, with over 50 first cousins in a very close Irish clan: an endless source of inspiration and comedy! I am not religious, but I have a keen sense of responsibility to make the most of my talents and to make world a better place. I believe in connecting to other people, no matter how different and love random, deep conversations with strangers. I believe in serendipity, intuition, that anything can happen and that real life can be more amazing than fiction. I actively seek beauty and meaning, try to enjoy each moment, and make it a daily exercise to focus on my gratitude for all the wonder in my life.