I grew up and was schooled in the Midwest, moved to the SF Bay Area as an Environmental AmeriCorps member, stayed 11 years, and have been in Seattle for the last 3 years.
I value recycling or reusing over new, organic over conventional, fragrance free over scented, casual over dressy, natural over artificial, flats over high-heels, quiet over loud, and genuine over superficial.
Spirituality and environmental sustainability are very important to me and I consider myself a seeker. I dance for universal peace and need time in nature on a regular basis to reconnect. I also meditate and am starting to explore energy healing as a powerful force for healthy living.
I enjoy walking, swimming, canoeing, and hiking. Snowshoeing is on the list too, but I'm chicken to drive in the mountains when there's snow. Maybe you have 4-wheel drive?
I tend towards quiet and small gatherings. I do 12-step work and am constantly growing and changing in amazing ways as a result.
Teaching is a way for me to constantly apply what I am learning and how I am growing to help improve the lives of the students I work with.
Movies: some favs are: Reign Over Me, The Intouchables, Eat, Pray, Love, PS I Love You, Into the Wild, and Never Cry Wolf.
Music: Pandora stations include: Iron and Wine, Mazzy Star, Digable Planets, Jeffery Foucault, Coldplay, They Might Be Giants, REM, Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder, Rusted Root, Fatboy Slim, Patty Griffin, Smashing Pumpkins, Trampled by Turtles, etc.
Food: Without pesticides please! Also... I believe Food is Medicine. I'm an omnivore and eat gluten and dairy free most of the time.
Love (in general)
The basics- food, air, shelter, water