Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My heart is more inquisitive and unassuming, my mind more open and
fearless than is, well, average. I admit to being caring,
intelligent, and spontaneous too.
I am most passionate about cultivating our human/primate potential
for connection, joy, courage, strength, resilience, balance,
gratitude, power, change and peace. I relish joining with and being
reflected in nature's awesome presence. I love learning about both
the cosmos and the atom.
On the Meyers Briggs I'm supposedly an INFJ, but the "Introvert"
aspect can also be extroverted. Maybe I'm just versatile:)?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as a social worker facilitating groups and stabilizing
vulnerable folks (yes, there are palpable difference between social
workers, clinical psychologists, counselors, coaches and
therapists- in both orientation and tasks).
Believe it or not Ripley, it is possible to do the justice work I
do, without psychoanalyzing those closest to me, and maintain an
artistic balance. I'm (hopefully) improving my moves in salsa
dancing, East and West Coast Swing; finding time for high sierra
backpacking trips, practicing Martial Arts (Aikido) and also visual
arts (drawing, painting, collage).
I prioritize Buddhist practice and principles in my life and am
studying the psychology of spirit within the Ridhwan School.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being tender . Backpacking . Conversing . Dancing . Inspiring .
Cooking . Appreciating art . Writing . Interpreting California
Natural History . Brainstorming . Laughing . Exploring. Erupting.
Nurturing. "Aikido-ing" . Being loyal . Giving feedback . Receiving
feedback . Growing. Teaching. Resonating.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Nabokov . Murakami . Pollan . McCarthy . Melville . O'Connor .
Borges . Lorca . Dunn . Rumi . Oliver . Lammot . Marquez . Diamond
. Morrison . Kornfield . Chodron . Kristeva . Snyder . Lispector .
Williams . Kerouac . Pynchon . Tannen . Kipnis . Miller . Cortazar
. Social service journals . The New Yorker . Others too numerous to
I am pretty eclectic and adventurous in my musical taste: world
music, jazz, blues, Afro-Cuban salsa , classic rock, exotic voices,
classical Indian, indie rock, flamenco guitar, Japanese flute,
Usted Ali Khan. Almost anything acoustic....I'd like to explore
I don't regularly go to the movies, but prefer foreign, indie,
silent, sleepers or cult-classics (i.e. Airplane, Harold and
Maude). I don't own a television.
I eat to live rather than live to eat. I grew up in California so,
understandably, go for healthy fresh food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Vision, purpose, meaning, and goals.
A home sanctuary that is beautiful and peaceful.
A good night's sleep.
My calico cat Pumpkin.
Affection: hugs, snugs, roll-in-the-rugs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to grow and express my strengths in the most profound and
effective ways; how to best support the people in my life; how to
stay honest and true to myself and others 100% of the time; how to
plan for the future and invest in myself and in relationships; how
to actualize freedom.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a quieter night, I am reading, writing, talking and tending; on
an active night, I'm out dancing or dining or prowling for animals
on a night hike (no joke); on other nights I'm seeing at an art
opening, theater, modern dance or music gig.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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A "pursuer"/"distancer" cycle in relationships is very
uncomfortable for me. Conversely, warmth, directness, authenticity,
confidence, non-reactivity, passion, groundedness, connectivity and
transparency are qualities that I find attractive.
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