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My self-summary
I am a Co-Creator and Visionary Lover. In a nutshell I can be described as a "Cultural Creative," and an "ENFJ" (Myers-Briggs). Google both! But I usually avoid labels, and often break the mold with an ever-expanding consciousness.

I tend to see the full spectrum in everything, and want to maintain a free-flowing balance in life. I'm "true blue" in that I would do anything for my family and friends-- even perfect strangers-- and not afraid to get my hands dirty for them.

Being creative and helping others is the main drive in my life. As long as I'm actively doing those two things, I feel the greatest fulfillment. LOVE is the engine which drives me, and if I can show others the magic of Love through that calling, in any degree, that really makes my day. I will always remain open-minded, ready to learn and grow, and pursue peace in all circumstances.

I am:
... an artist, creator; a remover of obstacles.
... a deeply rooted redwood; an oasis in the desert.
... highly adaptable; diversified.
... a peaceful paladin.
... spiritual; intellectual.
... running like mycelium.
... patient; purging pride.
... one with honor and humility.
... a learner; a teacher; a counselor.
... a servant; a master; a follower; a leader.
... ambidextrous and have hazel eyes.
... the oldest of 5 other siblings.
... pretty great at ping-pong and not bad at pool :)

My goal here is to first discover and develop real friendships, from which Love can grow and possibly flow into a closer relationship with someone. What is real friendship? "Greater love has no one than they who lay down their life for their friends."

I am attracting an independent, passionately spirited woman; one who is down to earth, consciously awake and aware. She is pursuing her own goals and fulfilling her dreams, always open for help, and always open to reciprocate; she is always ready to pursue opportunity, common/shared vision, and go places in life together as a team. Together we are a complimentary connection, cohesive communicators, symbiotic soulmates, and potentiate one another in power, passion, and pursuit. Whether together or apart, we remain stable, stretching out our roots, maintaining existing friendships and making new connections. Adventure and joy is found in everything, from the smallest to the biggest things, through smooth and rough times. Fear is not in our vocabulary, and when trials arise, we overcome and always come out on top. We are world changers. "Some say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

Constructive criticism anyone? I'd appreciate any feedback about my profile, and would love to reciprocate. Thanks for visiting and don't hesitate to send me a message :)
What I’m doing with my life
Update June 1st: Decided to take the year long journey to become a Certified Health Coach through Integrative Nutrition.
Also finishing my BA at SDSU, while holding an awesome, mostly full-time job. I get to design and manufacture highly customized signs for hotels, casinos, stadiums, theme parks, and other corporations. Chances are if you've stayed in a 4-5 star hotel, you've seen some of our work.

I spend a lot of time learning more about diverse but related topics of interest, and refining the art of learning. Reprogramming old habits into new. Opening my mind. Exploring. Simplifying.
Knowledge: Learn it. Apply it. Share it.

Also in the pipeline, my goal is to (once again) phase out of working for someone else by developing a couple sustainable businesses. I have a few entrepreneurial pursuits, and many life goals, and enjoy the seasons of fulfilling each-- details of which can be saved for conversation. One day at a time... sweet Jesus!
I’m really good at
... Loving, listening, cuddling. Thinking, doing, enjoying.
... Laughing, hugging, massage.
... Lucid dreaming, and controlling my dreams.
... Languages of Love.
... Listening to entire songs in my mind's memory bank.
... pLaying in the Fine Arts (painting/drawing/sculpture/poetry).
... computers (web design/photoshop/illustrator).
... sports (baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, football, bowling, unicycling.. name it I've probably played it).
... seeing the details, and the big picture.
... animal whispering (dogs, cats, birds, horses, all kinds of farm animals, and even reptiles).

Sometimes I'm too good at saying Yes when I need to learn to say No-- it's also a good word! It's never too fun having an overloaded plate, but keeps me sharp and most often work well under pressure.
The first things people usually notice about me
is how friendly, communicative, aware, and approachable I am; my height, hazel eyes changing colors, and how I'm usually smiling; how good/fresh I smell, often like I've been hugging a pine forest, lavender or sage bushes. After being around me a while, people begin to notice my insatiable, built-in desire to serve and help people help themselves; my ability to bridge most gaps that may exist in social settings, and my affinity as a natural mediator. Not sure what else, I never ask!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
come together in a very eclectic composition of taste in all of the above, and I enjoy the best in almost every genre. Some highlights:

"Dreams at first seem impossible, then seem improbable, and finally, when we commit ourselves, become inevitable." ― Mahatma Ghandi

“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic.” ― George Carlin

"Knowing is not enough... we must apply. Willing is not enough... we must do." ― Bruce Lee

BOOKS (AUTHORS): JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, John Steinbeck, RL Stevenson, George Orwell, Jack London, HG Wells, Mark Twain, Hemmingway, Whitman, Don Miguel Ruiz, spiritual scripture.

SOLID MOVIES: Shawshank Redemption, Across the Universe, Sucker Punch, Goonies, The Big Lebowski, Last of the Mohicans, Amadeus, Apocalypto, Wolverine, The Prestige, The Illusionist, Seven Years in Tibet, Wyatt Earp, Tombstone, True Grit (old and new), Young Guns, The Untouchables, Enemy at the Gates, Thrive, Forks Over Knives, Fearless, Hero, Ong Bak trilogy, House of Flying Daggers, Kung Fu Hustle, Ip Man 1 & 2, Bat Man films, Into the Wild, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Ninja Assassin, Lord of War, Amores Perros, Run Lola Run, Gangs of New York, Far and Away, A River Runs Through It, Gladiator, Coriolanus, Top Gun, Braveheart, Dumb & Dumber, Rob Roy, Man in the Iron Mask, Much Ado About Nothing, Robin Hood Men in Tights, Idiocracy, Willow, FernGully, Boondock Saints, The Fifth Element, 12 Monkeys, Thor, Clash of the Titans, 300, Avatar, The Red Violin, What Dreams May Come, Spirited Away, Man from Snowy River, White Fang, Dances with Wolves, The Fountain, Pan's Labyrinth, Inception, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, Spartacus, Indiana Jones trilogy, Barefoot in the Park, The Matrix, The Land Before Time (Proud that I saw it in theaters with standing room only, sat in the isle! ...eff all the wannabe sequels), Disney, awesome 80's movies, and too many more to list. Can you tell I like movies? lol.

[But really, I don't watch many movies or TV anymore-- I'm interested in real life!]

SHOWS: Through the Wormhole (Morgan Freeman), Lost, Law & Order SVU, That 70's Show, Dexter, Stargate (SG1, Atlantis, Universe), How I Met Your Mother, Maverick (1957-1962), Avatar the Last Airbender, Laurel & Hardy, 3 Stooges, Sponge Bob, Johnny Bravo. A few months ago I got sucked into Star Trek ENTERPRISE on Netflix. I always detested Trekkies, but now I understand them a little bit more. I can't stand watching commercials or too much TV in general, so prefer to watch episodes on Netflix. Live long and prosper.

CURRENT MUSIC: Current Tracklist consists of The Beatles, Vivaldi, Beats Antique, Röyksopp, Eddie Vedder, Shpongle, Ott, Zero 7, Dead Can Dance, Hoopy Frood, Bonobo, Shlohmo, Deadmau5, Beirut, Pogues, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Boston, Stratovarius, Nightwish (End of an Era), Smashing Pumpkins, RHCP, Anugama, Huun Huur Tu, MGMT, E.L.O., Air, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac. I also really enjoy unique/amazing female voices like: Eva Cassidy, Hayley Westenra, Loreena McKennit, Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Sarah Brightman, Sia, Snatam Kaur, Deva Premal, Joni Mitchell, Laura Pausini, Fiona Apple, Donna Lewis, and yes I like Dido too.

Raw foods have the highest vibrational energy for sustaining life on the planet. So I'm mainly down n dirty with Raw Foods and Juicing, and have about 10% Vegetarian/Vegan cooked meals. You'll often find me shopping at Farmers Markets, Trader Joe's, Henry's (Sprouts), Vine Ripe, People's Organic Food Market (Ocean Beach), Grower's Direct, and Windmill Farms.

FOOD APPROACH / DIARY: I'm passionate about high quality, freshly prepared food, and can appreciate authentic cuisine from every culture-- cannot stomach fast food or highly processed meals. Nothing beats wholesome, fresh produce; I love nearly all fruits and vegetables, and superfoods! They're SUPER GREAT! :)
Late 2010: Eliminated dairy, except goat milk products. Eliminating ice cream was the most difficult challenge. Thankfully I found my savior in Coconut Bliss ice cream at the time!
September 2011: I gave up red meat for a few reasons, even though I used to love only highest quality organic grass-fed free-range meats.
2012: Eliminated all other dairy and meats, but would on VERY RARE occasion partake in small amounts of organic free-range / wild caught chicken/eggs, turkey, and fish.
2013: 80% Raw, 20% cooked. Living on fresh, nutrient dense organic fruits and vegetables, and superfoods. March 2013: 90% Raw Vegan, 10% cooked. Experimenting with gluten-free, avoiding wheat, corn, and soy. Feels soooo good!

Do I judge others for what they are eating? NEVER. Though it is my passion to share information with anyone who is open to learning about food nutrition.

CUISINE: Mediterranean (Greek, Italian), Spanish, Mexican, Arabic, American, Thai, Indian, African.

NOM NOM NOMs: You may bribe me with *ORGANIC* vegan cookies, fresh fruit pies, health food nutrition bars (think Greens+ brand), sorbets, high quality dark chocolate (no Hershey please!), raw honey, fruit leather, Belgian waffles, French crepes, and pancakes from scratch with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit.

DRINKS: Ok, I'll leave a little mystery. ;) But I will say I'm a bit of a wine, spirits, and beer snob. Charles Shaw, Bacardi, Coors and Bud are NOT in my vocabulary.
Six things I could never do without
1. Love & Relationships, Family & Friends
2. Freedom & Fun
3. Nature & Adventures
4. Clean air, water, and Healthy, real foods
5. Fine Art & GOOD Music
6. MacBook Pro & iPhone (I could do without, but it'd be really painful)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Love, Life, Creation, Spirit
My Friends and Family
Culture and People
Food and Health
Art & Design
Sacred Geometry
Traveling & Adventure
Sustainable Living
Music and its influence
Innovative Ideas
Problems & Solutions
Individual Liberty
Constitutional Politics
Conspiracies (with merit)
On a typical Friday night I am
active with friends and/or family in doing one of many random activities... Spontaneity is important to me and I'm open for mostly anything (tend to avoid clubs and bars, though).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have been known to get teary eyed during epic movie moments. Oh, and my beard is magical...
You should message me if
you are:
+ interested in true friendship, not just acquaintances.
+ want to network with creative, like-minded people.
+ a visionary, dreamer and a doer.
+ positive and have good to excellent self-esteem.
bonus, if you:
+ sing, dance, or play any kind of instrument.
+ enjoy similar interests together (making art, hiking, yoga, out on the town, bowling, pool, tennis, jogging, beach, chess, basketball, soccer, baseball. Decent microbreweries, refined bars and clubs, and some dancing.
+ want to challenge yourself and hang out with me even if you have judged I'm not cool enough for your company. You may be pleasantly surprised (Hanging out with polar opposites can help broaden our perspectives and help us grow as individuals).
+ want to message me for any other reason you see fit! ;)

I'm your huckleberry.

Please look elsewhere if...
- you have baggage issues, find it hard to love yourself, or get insanely jealous and feel threatened by other women (I have many female friends).
- you have issues with negativity, fear or anger. Sorry, I won't be your whipping post.
I would really love to help you with those issues as I have for quite a few friends, but I don't have the time or energy to dedicate to that in this season. However, I can point you to some great resources. Love is truly all you need.
- Lastly, I deeply apologize if you are pogonophobic, but being that a beard tends to make an appearance on my face more often then not in some degree, it most likely wouldn't work out between us.

Warmest wishes and blessings to all who are on their Love quest!
The two of us