I'm a nurturer, professionally and personally. Friends might
describe me as: wide eyed, idealistic, still girlish, positive,
compassionate, creative. Even after being
knocked down a few times, I'm not jaded, nor disillusioned. I think most of us have dichotomous personalities: I'm strong and fragile, directed and flighty, focused and a day dreamer, serious and silly, loft and superficial (at times).
I'm not an "either/or" person. I understand all of the shades of grey and am comfortable with ambiguity.
I inherited my love of cooking from my mother. She created a home and culture where, "food was love." That's probably why I'm prone to hyperboly when describing an amazing morroccan tagine! Because of this, I was destined to be surrounded by friends and family who enjoy a beautiful table of abundance.
Professionally, I love what I do. I have a doctorate in clinical
psych and teach graduate students how to become skilled and
If I didn't' live in the world of ideas, I would live in the object world. I tend to visualize little palettes of art in: food, my surroundings, and all things aesthetic. I like creating
vignettes. This helps me in my work and typifies how I live.
I'm adept at problem solving. I persevere by breaking down complex problems into small, manageable parts. It's probably what makes me an effective therapist and professor.
I'm serious but not intense, feminine but not
dainty, romantic but not naive, youthful but not childish. I am
prone to silliness, flights of fancy, goofy banter.
Finally, I love a quick wit and wicked sense of humor. I laugh at
the ironies of life everyday. I like men who enjoy talking about
themselves, but are also interested in me.
I grew up in a family of story tellers, so I enjoy a great story with a punchline! If you can make me laugh, you are half way there!