I'm very easy-going, except when I'm not. There are a few things I really care about. Direct communication, gentleness, harmony, and play.
I feel most at home backpacking in the Sierras, Blue Ridge Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains - I've never met a mountain I couldn't call home.
I feel most alive when I'm traveling, meeting strangers in hostels or on the street. Trying new cuisines, learning a new language, challenging myself, and connecting with others.
I'm most passionate about helping people obtain and regain health and balance, whether that is mental, emotional, or physical. My current incarnation is orthopedic massage therapist and rehab personal trainer. My work is similar to physical therapy.
I chose this path because I wanted to work with my my hands, my body. And fundamentally, I feel like I could make the most change through one-on-one relationships.
Now I'm questioning a lack of intellectual fulfillment, so I'm in a bit of a liminal, what-next space.
In the meantime, I'm making a home with some of my best friends. This is somewhat challenging, but very fulfilling and fun.
I'm not really a movie buff. I'd take a campfire over a theatre any day. But when I'm home I love watching comedy, musical performances, and documentaries about social issues.
My taste in music ranges wildly. But I especially like passionate female singer songwriters, ambient, and world music. Musicians I like: Yasmin Levy, Tycho, Yann Tiersen, Santana, Cat Empire, Someone Still Loves you Boris Yeltsin, Adelle, Strunz and Farah, Sinead O Conner, Shawn Colvin, Florence and the Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, Cat Stevens, B52's, Dead Can Dance, Luscious Jackson, Vampire Weekend.
I like seeing live music in really small intimate venues. I've cultivated a special passion and love for Persian classical music. Also, I love flamenco.
I Looooooove food. I like to cook for people, especially Southern style comfort food. I eat Indian, Thai, Persian- I make a lot of those dishes. I couldn't live without gluten free crepes and dosa. I like to go out for a beer or have a glass of wine with dinner.
My amazing sweet cat
Emotionally intelligent men
I have a special love for Persian music, food, and language, and a fondness for Persian men. Is there a word for that?