I'm from California, and a long time Bay Area dweller, but people often think I'm from the East Coast for some reason. I love the ocean, hiking, deep conversations, music, hot springs, film, gardening, yoga, social entrepreneurship, making up silly songs, healthy-mostly veggie food, new places, and road trips.
I am a proud mama of a smart and spunky five year old boy, who has been my biggest teacher about humility, patience, strength, flexibility, and unconditional love.
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 am passionate about what I do, and enjoy connecting visionaries, game changers, and innovative thinkers.
I was a professional modern dancer and have produced many arts festivals and conferences for social betterment. I have worked at some of the Bay Area's frontlines nonprofit organizations, and I have a soft spot for socially responsible business...but, I don't have to be with an "crunchy" activist, just someone whose values are largely aligned.
I LOVE movies...too many to mention... Harry Potter, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Whale Rider, the Matrix, Y Tu Mama..., American Beauty, Fire by Deepa Mehta, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 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 turmeric
Also, I admit I find I am not compelled by OKC main profile pics where guys are wearing sunglasses - can't see their eyes, or are holding a drink at a bar. Sorry, but I won't respond to posts without photos, or to people who have zero interest in spelling or grammar. ("Hello your pretty wanna meet" makes me run.)
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.