45Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
In the past couple of months, I saw a clearing covered in moss while on a walk that reminded me of the zen gardens in Kyoto; burnt the vegetarian curry I had prepared from scratch for a group dinner while reheating it right before meal time; was asked whether I was there to buy a gift card when arriving at a yoga studio; presented to 8th grade students and their parents about a new out-of-school program focused on enabling students to explore and pursue their purpose in life; and promised to myself on the tail end of a impromptu and prolonged singalong session that included "Country Roads", "With or Without You", and "Take On Me" that I would go to sleep earlier the following night so I could wake up early enough to fit in a 10 minute morning meditation.
What I’m doing with my life
Enabling young people to explore, articulate, and pursue their purpose in life.
I’m really good at
Making conversation with most anyone.
The first things people usually notice about me
I make good eye contact.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Middlesex, Crossing to Safety, The Namesake, Turning the Mind Into an Ally.
Music: John Coltrane, Glenn Gould.
Places: Brooklyn Inn, Boeurum Hill, BK; Dan and Whit's, Norwich, VT; Noon Mark Diner, Keene Valley, NY; Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA; Zig Zag Cafe, Seattle, WA.
Six things I could never do without
Long-time friends, compelling food, physical activity, engaging work, good sleep, meaningful connection.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ways to positively impact urban, public education.
How to continue cultivating my friendships.
Spirituality and community.
On a typical Friday night I am
You should message me if
You want to engage in grounded and free flowing conversation.
The two of us