I'm from California, and a long time Bay Area dweller. I am warm, open-minded, smart, fun and passionate. To name a few, I like interesting conversations, music/dancing, hot springs, the ocean, good movies, gardening, giant trees, yoga, social entrepreneurship, making up silly songs, healthy-veggie food, eating out, fancy hotels, beautiful camp sites, learning new things, and I LOVE road trips.
I am a proud mama of a smart and spunky five year old boy.
I am looking for a man who is wise, kind, generous, courageous, solid, humble and loves what he does & who he is. We don't have to have the same interests, but sharing some common values, and a collaborative sense of adventure is key.
Check out this inspiring piece - it says a lot about what I care about :) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/muhammad-ali/tribute-to-nelson-mandela_b_4340781.html
I was a professional modern dancer and have produced lots of arts festivals and conferences. I have worked at some of the Bay Area's most effective nonprofit organizations, and I have a soft spot for socially responsible business.
I LOVE movies...too many to mention... Beasts of the Southern Wild, Whale Rider, the Matrix, Y Tu Mama..., American Beauty, Fire by Deepa Mehta, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Shawshank Redemption, Man Facing Southeast, Dead Man Walking, Do The Right Thing. I tend to like socially-conscious documentaries. Lately, the Lego Movie and Tinkerbell, of course!
Rilke, Rumi, Gibran, Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, Chinua Achebe, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabelle Allende, Howard Zinn. Books on mindful parenting...
Being around smart, compassionate people;
The sky, sun, stars, trees;
Soaking in hot water (would be tough to give up);
Clean air, water;
Lately, home made chai with fresh ginger and tumeric
Also, I admit I am not compelled by OKC main profile pics where guys are wearing sunglasses - can't see your eyes, or are holding a drink at a bar. I have to get over it to read more. Sorry, but I won't respond to posts without photos, or to people who have zero interest in spelling or grammar.
A man who cares deeply for the plight of others, for the earth and for future generations - but not at the expense of his family. Great dads are hot! :)
Someone who brings the spiritual into every day life. (ie: taking a deep breath in traffic and smiling at the person in the car in the next lane.)
Someone who is solvent, has their ducks lined up, and is not in a state of anxiety about the basics...but, who also acknowledges their privilege and shares their good fortune when compelled, without reservation. The ability to travel, eat organic, and be generous is a wonderful thing.
Someone who knows they don't know everything, but has learned a few good things along the way, and knows that wisdom is sometimes knowing that we don't really know.
They say there are 5 ways people show and receive love. 1. Physical affection 2. Verbal affection 3. Gifts 4. Doing things for the other 5. Spending quality time. All of the above sounds good to me...but, I don't need all of it in spades, all the time. Just a nice sprinkle throughout the week - even if we have busy, independent lives.