mindfullythrivng
59 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I am the founder and director of a non-profit on the forefront of Social and Emotional Learning that is introducing an innovative communication program to high school students and teachers and now, social service organizations are reaching out. Among other things we demonstrate how to articulate one's needs and feelings without blame and judgment and to listen empathically. It just takes a little practice, like practicing a language or an instrument.

I am committed to personal and social transformation and I am grateful to wake up each day and do something I believe in, to be a part of something bigger than myself. The project is on the verge of widespread recognition and is about to become newsworthy. I've just completed a book on the work, but more on this if we meet.

The pitch! On a good day I'm a hands-on guy who can make and fix things – put up shelves, throw clay, cook, run a business, garden, fix a flat, etc. I am seeking a significant other who will be my ally and dare I say, my spiritual partner.

I've taken classes in swing and Argentine tango and on a good day my feet move in the right direction. I'm definitely up for more lessons with a partner. I enjoy time by the sea (Can you believe it), vintage shops and flea markets, and exploring the streets of New York, the capital city of the world. I used to be a tour guide way back, but my memory is still sharp when it comes to the endless history and culture of Manhattan.

What makes two people click can be elusive, but I think a similar sense of humor and worldview can go pretty far toward generating compatibility and attraction.

We all have a vision about what the "right" relationship looks like. Mine happens to include things like taking out the garbage and running errands together in addition to all the fun and romantic things.

The films I mention below are a good indication of the cinema that moves and inspires me.

I'm a vegetarian, but it's not a religion. I don’t preach or sabotage relationships over diet. I want to know about the being-ness of you more than the doing-ness. Experiences and activities are interesting, but secondary to character and spirit.

Setting the table for one, I'm looking forward to sharing meals with a significant other, a best friend and more. I believe I have learned and will always be learning how to create a space for a woman to feel safe and beautiful. I like to hold hands when walking with my girl.
What I’m doing with my life
Making a contribution daily is the world I live in and I also know how to lighten up.
I’m really good at
Helping people figure out what's possible beyond the conditioning.
The first things people usually notice about me
The purple Mohawk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Joy, The Intouchables, Brooklyn, Before Sunrise, After Midnight, Before Sunset, Temple Grandin, Cloud Atlas, The Artist, Water, Brother Sun Sister Moon, Meet John Doe, Avatar, Forks over Knives, Fed Up, Earthlings, The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original), Powder, Amalie, Juno, It's a Wonderful Life, Midnight in Paris, Motorcycle Diaries, Lives of Others, Star Man, Glory Road, 500 Days of Summer, When Harry Met Sally, The Reader, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook, Blazing Saddles, Dallas Buyer's Club., The Imitation Game, Boyhood, Unbroken, 12 Years a Slave, Lincoln.

TED, NPR, Bernie, The Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera in Central Park. Sean Stephenson's Dance Party, google it or click on it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk32L7mLGWg

Jazz, Blues, some classical, Most African, favorites are Papa Wemba and Angelique Kidjo. Chet Baker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sinatra, Gershwin, Bernstein, Berlin, Beebop, Richie Valens, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Cream and most of the musical change makers of that period. A musician friend said, (Music like the Beatles created comes along once every 200 years."

Eckhart Tolle, Harville Hendrix, Malcolm X, (NVC), Blue Truth, Pete Hamill's Downtown, Siddhartha, Lao Tzu.
The six things I could never do without
A sense of purpose, fruits and vegetables, dogs, inspiration, humor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What was before time
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I'm afraid of failing, like on this site where I can get lost in a sales pitch rather than being authentic and vulnerable!
You should message me if
You are either inspired, moved, amused or all of the above. If your cell phone is not your main source of connection. You can be, at times, kind of goofy, perhaps often.
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