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My self-summary
I’m a warm, smart, fit woman who delights in adventure. A friend describes me as thoughtful, considerate and level-headed. I have a whimsical sense of humor. I’m a good friend and an extrovert who thrives on connection.

I'm hoping to find a bright, independent, confident, and curious man. I am looking for a great friendship...that will develop into intimacy. Trust and respect are the foundation of relationship. My 15 year study of Non-violent Communication has been life-changing.

I'm adventurous and thrive when I spend time in nature. I hike, camp, kayak and ski. I exercise consistently and have a healthy lifestyle.
What I’m doing with my life
I’ve just retired from my Pilates-based rehab practice; it truly is mind-body medicine. The work is engaging, challenging and rewarding. I am also a facilitator in an off-beat and life-changing leadership program, the Ecology of Leadership: it's all about personal growth, community building and developing leadership skills.

I am also involved in Search for Common Ground, the largest peace-building organization in the world. Right now I'm planning an April fundraising event for Search---a tour of outside sculptures at Oliver Ranch in Geyserville.
I’m really good at
I'm passionate about and skilled at networking. Had I realized that passion when I was choosing a profession, I would have become a headhunter. I enjoy and am skilled at arranging and organizing events. I am also an inventive cook. Love going to the farmer's market and preparing meals from what I collect.

I love dining well and often cook; I especially enjoy cooking for people who enjoy eating. I love spending time with friends. I enjoy planned and unplanned activities—relaxing, spontaneity and “hanging out.”

More than most folks, I follow through when I say I'll do something; only fairly obsessive students make it into medical school.

My ex-husband will vouch for my skills as a trip planner and navigator.
The first things people usually notice about me
Birds! I'm short. I tend to be outgoing and curious. I am also articulate, funny and outspoken. And, you could tell me after we meet.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert, State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Love to read the New York Times. Movies: Life Itself about Roger Ebert, Her, Argo, The Help, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Orpheus, Eric Rohmer films. Most often see plays at Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco Playhouse and Berkeley Rep.

Music: Classical, jazz and world music.

Food: Favorite is Thai. Then Mediterranean/ Californian, Vietnamese, and Mexican. Favorite restaurants: Insalatas and Royal Thai. Gather in Berkeley.
Six things I could never do without
Friends, affection, adventure, fresh fruit and vegies, the sun, spending time in nature,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Communication. When I speak, how to be clear, direct and minimize defensiveness. Right now, I'm focused on training my independent small dog--so I'm reading and thinking about dog training. Changing two habits I wish I didn't have.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lectures or storytelling events at the Mill Valley Library. Perhaps a movie or a play. Often going out for dinner.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I have two habits I'd like to change--but I'll pause before identifying them.
You should message me if
Anything that I've written appeals or clicks with you. If you think I'd be a good friend.
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