joyinheart
52 Santa Rosa, United States
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My self-summary
I am a passionate, grounded and loving woman. I live life with big heart and deep gratitude for all that I have. I seek a partner who is also looking towards long term relationship/marriage and who desires a vibrant partnership. I look forward to a partnership of equals in which we are both the comfort for each other as well as the inspiration for each other to stretch and grow in all directions.

I appreciate the beauty and joy in day to day life and can switch from work mode to play mode wonderfully quickly. What we do in this world matters and so I nurture my relationships of all kinds, work to make a difference in the world and stay open to unexpected possibilities.

I am interested in finding a life long lover and partner who values relationship as a spiritual practice and who is open, honest and empathetic in his communication and way of being. What is important is that as a couple we choose love over fear, again and again and again.
What I’m doing with my life
Loving, being present, playing, caring about this world and the people in it, experiencing my nieces and nephews become amazing young adults, exploring, evolving, creating...

My love of expressive arts therapy led me to become a therapist working in a variety of ways in mental health. My work now is being an administrator of a mental health program leading a great team of people.
My zen practice infuses all aspects of my life. I am part of a wonderful sangha. I also enjoy exploring tantra and bringing sensuality to daily life. On the weekends you may find me with friends listening to live music, at the theater seeing a play or out at the coast for a hike. Part of my weekend is spent at a dharma talk, doing yoga and caring for my home.
I have lived over seas in the past and am interested in exploring other cultures with my partner, ideally related to meaningful work of some kind. I am planning to go visit my nephew in West Africa this January and also visit the village where I lived in the Peace Corps there as well.
I’m really good at
seeing the positive, being honest, being open to deeply understanding my partner's experience, appreciating, communicating, showing affection, yoga, relaxing in down time, giving and getting massage, listening, experiencing the sacred in the mundane...
The first things people usually notice about me
my smile, my authenticity, my gentleness, my strength
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Love small live theater, going to the symphony, and live local music.... Generally like quiet movies then surprise myself by having fun seeing a blockbuster...reading Zen texts, a good novel. Favorite foods abound; when fresh and well prepared, can't go wrong.
The six things I could never do without
love
yoga
friends
an inspiring read
meditation
family
giving/getting physical affection
meaningful, challenging work
community
hot springs
being out in nature
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to be most awake and present and loving in this one life that I have. How to be a great partner to the man I seek. How to bring out my unique gifts to make the greatest difference in this world. How to show my staff my appreciation of them. How to make the most of my weekend.
On a typical Friday night I am
having dinner with friends... seeing a movie... curled up at home with a book.. going to a local play or live music...
You should message me if
What you read here resonates with you.
good luck to you!
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