A few things you should probably know about me. I am a recovering alcoholic, and part of AA. I have over a year sober, and my life has been fantastically better. I don't mind dating people who drink, as long as they are respectful. My recovery is my "other job", and if I'm doing my work then what you do is your business : ) I also am a chronic insomniac, and have a hard time actually sleeping with people until I really trust them. I'm very protective of my sleep time and alone time...yes I am an introvert, though my number one life goal is to be of service to humanity and/or nature. It's kind of an oxymoron.
I have a bachelors in ethnobotany, and have been studying natural medicine and herbs for about 18 years. I have worked in supplement retail for about 10 years, but recently got certified as a wellness coach and holistic nutrition consultant. I'm not a food nazi or anything, but I try to be careful what I eat and I definitely love the challenge presented to me by clients about how to make their lives healthier and happier through nutrition, lifestyle modification/stress-relief tools, and supplements. I am a walking encyclopedia of natural medicine, and am passionate about herbs. I truly enjoy helping people learn to take care of themselves better. At the moment I am jobless, but will be looking in Portsmouth and Portland over the next few months.
I support the LGBT community and am bi, though I mainly date men. I also support the poly community and have been in a couple of open/poly relationships, but have learned to approach that idea with the utmost care, honesty and sensitivity. I am actually a very loyal friend and partner...I may have lofty ideals that jealousy shouldn't exist when there is a true in-depth connection and security, but we all know in the real world we can all be sensitive when feeling insecure. Hence...honest communication is a MUST. Being articulate and communicative is sexy ; )
I'm drawn to merging intuition with intellect, wisdom, and daily practice of whatever frame of reference for life that suits you...so that I can be a better healer & friend. I try always to live and listen and remind myself how precious & sacred life is. Opinions are not written in stone, and ideals are just things to aim for; but it's nice to share thoughts on this random journey that we're on - and I like that ability be be open enough to attempt sharing what is not easily shared. I'm very independent and need a lot of time to myself, but like it when the people I do see can be fully present when they're with me. I am intelligent and well-educated, love making mischief and having serious discussions equally, have a lot of different sides, am sensitive & empathetic, as well as ,attractive, tough but sweet, stubborn, sensual, intellectual, passionate and fun. I'm a dreamer but my feet are firmly planted on the ground, where all our fellow travelers dwell. I hope to bring out the best in others, and at my best am full of light to share...
"A tree is known by its fruits, a wo/man by his/her deeds." What inspires me is the human spirit and all that it is capable of doing and feeling, both the dark and painful, as well as the loving and light humorous and ecstatic. The full spectrum, all things in relation to each other. Sincerity and true friendship are things I value above all else; as well as freedom, laughter, compassion, humility, and the inherent beauty found in the complexities of Nature. I love trees - they are the perfect metaphor for so many ideas I hold dear. There's nothing like a forest to be energized by, and if trees are the bridge between earth and sky then we all are as well, in our way. As we breathe out, they breathe in.