Hi! I'm Carisa. I'm 29 and I work in the mental health field. I have a young daughter who's the coolest kid I know.
I am a passionate person by nature, in both belief and action, and always have been. I can get swept away in my passions, which has proven to be both an asset and a deficit at times. I can't abide apathy. Believe what you will, but really believe it! Live it! Breathe it! Let it move you!
Spirituality is an essentially important part of my life. I study regularly with a few teachers and practice daily -- in fact, I try to weave my spirituality into my everyday life as much as possible. I'm trained in Reiki and am fascinated by energetics in general. There's always more to learn and explore, and I hope to spend my life in this exploration of evolving consciousness.
On the less philosophical side of things - I like to garden, explore new paths in the woods, listen to audiobooks, write, draw, and occasionally indulge in a Netflix binge. I like funny movies and ice cream sundaes and autumn. I can't stand doing dishes or the taste of guacamole.
I'm looking for Real. Real relationship, Real love, Real life living. This comes in innumerable packages and I'm open to them all - as long as they contain the Real. I'll bring all of me, so you bring all of you, ok?
I'm also a parent - a big and fantastic job.
Other than that, I try to take walks and be outside whenever I can, and try to carve out some "me" time when I can to just relax.
Movies: I'm a huge Adam Sandler fan. I don't think a person can watch Billy Madison or Mr. Deeds too many times. I also like a good documentary now and again.
Shows: I don't have cable, so nothing new usually. I watch the Daily Show religiously (update: am in mourning at Jon Stewart's departure), and trying to keep up with New Girl and a few other funny/sitcom type shows.
Music: Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Dave Matthews, Strangefolk, Krishna Das...it really depends on my mood!
Food: Comfort food, Japanese, Indian. I'm a mostly-vegetarian and make a mean stir fry.