I can be a social butterfly, but I have strong introvert tendencies; I do much better 1-1 or in small groups than large parties.
I enjoy intellectual conversations, as well as the sweetness of simply being present with someone. About five years ago, through meditation and tantric yoga, I began to experience the power and joy of mindfulness and simple presence; I'd love to connect with someone who is also interested in slowing down and living more mindfully.
With a partner, I enjoy planning travel & adventures, cooking, doing home projects, going on hikes, playing games, and going to music and cultural events.
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My passions include:
meditation and spirituality / dance, esp. Cuban Salsa / yoga / nature / social justice / holistic health / somatic therapy / energy work / tantric yoga / education / travel / anything involving water / crafts & DIY projects / hugs and touch
My background is in Social Work, and I'll always hold social justice values close to my heart. Black Lives Matter white ally feminist here.
I'm fortunate to work as a school-based therapist, which gives me the autonomy I love and lots of vacation time for travel or nesting at home.
I was voted Most Prolific Reader in the 4th grade, and it's still one of my favorite activities. Currently reading a book about the history of Autism (work-related) and a few novels.
I'm a Cuban Salsa dancer, and really enjoy Afro-Brazilian and other kinds of dance too. A huge yes to dance, yoga, movement and being in our bodies!
One time I started a cookie business when I lived in Colombia. My friend and I made the PERFECT, taste-tested chocolate chip cookies and sold them in parks where people hung out drinking and smoking weed. We called it Las Munchies (with a Spanish pronunciation), introducing a new word to the Spanglish lexicon.
Trying new things
Finding beauty and humor in difficult situations
Cuban Salsa dancing
Music: I have eclectic tastes, from Hip hop like Calle 13 and Janelle Monae to Kirtan to Indie like Arcade Fire to Salsa/Latin to old school like Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder
Movies: Love movies, both at the theatre and at home. Anything by Pedro Almodovar, When Harry met Sally, Harold and Maude, The NeverEnding Story, Funny Face, Inside Out, Citizen Four.
Podcasts/radio: This American Life, The Moth, Democracy Now, and lots of others
Books/Authors: Junot Diaz, Toni Morrison, Jumpha Lahira, engaging non-fiction, Dave Eggers, anything by Atul Gawande, various personal growth/neurobiology/somatic books
You also want to lead a life full of adventure, want a monogamous relationship, and may want to have a child.
You agree with this- https://qz.com/804022/health-benefits-japanese-forest-bathing/
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