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30 F Washington, DC

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Last Online
Aug 2
5′ 1″ (1.55m)
Body Type
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Politics / Government
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Likes dogs

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What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Though it may mean the revocation of my DC citizenship, I can't bear to start this response with my profession.

What am I doing with my life? I'm breathing deeply and bending deeply and dancing in the kitchen. I'm teaching meditation and yoga, and I'm supporting a growing global community of Sattva Yoga students who study with my teacher in India and the US. I'm taking every opportunity to be outdoors -- particularly among enormous trees or near the ocean. I'm listening to old records on vinyl and drinking wine. I'm cooking lots of new recipes, and I'm eating fantastically well (I'd much rather spend on food than clothes.) I'm sinking in to the joy of small moments, and staying present to how fantastically fun this all is.

This spring I left my healthy policy job in the Obama Administration, and now I work for myself - graciously letting people pay me for my advice and Affordable Care Act expertise. So I'm learning the art of entrepreneurship, and I'm being choosy about who I work for and how much time I devote to work (which is a big shift for a recovering type-A, Ivy League overachiever).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Staying in joy, irrespective of the circumstance. Arguing with a smile on my face. Board games and crossword puzzles. Hugs. Cooking for large groups and hosting dinner parties. Sleeping on planes (and on trains and in cars). Finding beauty in small moments. Breathing deeply, and staying centered.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Calm, centered presence - and then my loud laugh and blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Attempting an exhaustive list here seems futile, so here's a quick sample.

Books (and I love that this is the first category):
Confederacy of Dunces, anything by Orhan Pamuk, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Edmund Morris's Teddy Roosevelt trilogy (yep, there it is... the nerd is coming out), Animal Vegetable Miracle, poetry by Rumi, poetry by Billy Collins, Women Who Run with the Wolves, and of course my vast collection of cookbooks.

I'm so in love with my old record player that right now my favorites are limited to what I happen to have on vinyl: Van Morrison, Bruce, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Lykke Li, the XX, Fleet Foxes. Also really into Of Monsters and Men, have a weak spot for Krishna Das, and I'm always excited about music in languages I don't know that will take over my pulse and sweep me away (South African, Brazilian, and Indian artists frequently thrill me)

Great cheese (my brother works in a cheese shop, so I've gotten very spoiled), anything Indian, Korean tacos, great guacamole, Ethiopian... I'm starting to realize that this list could get pretty long.

The Daily Show, Colbert Report, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, the Wire, West Wing, Mad Men (guilty pleasure: the Andy Griffith Show, I've seen every episode). Though I should caveat all of this by saying that I don't have cable, so what I watch is off Netflix or Hulu ... and it's pretty infrequent.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My brother
Deep breaths of fresh air, preferrably among big majestic trees
Exploration of new places - near and far
The New York Times (and its crosswords)
Hot, black tea
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I give a lot of attention to moments that are beyond thinking. I much prefer simply being, with the internal chattering narrative turned off. My meditation practice takes me there, and so does time in stunning natural settings, playing with friends and their kids, and any vibrant sensory experience.

So then when I do spend a little time thinking, it's on purpose. And I play with plans for my next trip to India (January!) and the growth of my business and upcoming elaborate dinner plans.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Outside somewhere, laughing with friends.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 25–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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you can laugh and converse for hours, and also come to silence; if you are inspired by new adventures, and also excited to unwind afterwards with a glass of wine; if you are living a big, vibrant life and entirely uninterested in drama... I would love to hear from you.