I have studied, lived and worked in Sacramento, St. Louis, San Francisco, Australia, Big Sur, Baja, Santa Cruz, and now Oakland. I have studied Business, Marketing, Psychology, Buddhism, Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine, Shamanism, and Dance.
I aspire to always be growing- stretching my body and mind and moving from my core. I love to read, to learn, and engage in philosophical, exstistential, spiritual,cultural and intellectual conversations. I have an adventurous spirit. I love to be in motion and explore new things. I find balance in hiking, yoga, and dancing. I am a sensualist. I actually, teach others how to get in deeper contact with their body and sensation. I also practice stillness and silence. I feel most at home in nature, in water, and when I'm naked. I love to laugh, be playful, and experience new things. A healthy dose of these things is the best medicine.
I love relating. I am fascinated by others' perspectives and seeing the world through diverse lenses. I know that relationships can be the best of times AND the most challenging of times; especially the Romantic kinds.
To love and be loved is what I believe we are here to do. To me this is created from two people coming together; listening, seeing, and respecting one another, and committing to working at it. I think the best relationships are the ones you can be your most authentic and vulnerable self with and of course there is so much room for fun and play along the way.
I am moving from my heart, attempting to step back, trust, and allow life to unfold, while enjoying the crazy, magical ride.
Planning my next exciting adventure
Laughing, Moving, and Grooving
Listening and communicating
I'm so much more than meets the eye. I have endless depth to be discovered.
Music: Monsters of Folk, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Norah Jones, Thievery Corporation Florence and the Machine, Wild Belle, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bon Iver, Album Leaf, Bonobo, Beruit, Phantogram, Random Rab, The Beatles, Van Morrison
Movies: Before/After Sunrise/Sunset, The Royal Tenenbaums , Life as a House, Garden State, Waking Life, Into the Wild, Wild
Books: Wild, Rumi, When the Sun Rose, Guns Germs and Steel, Andrew Goldsworthy, Alan Watts, Pema Chodron, In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts
Food: I appreciate fresh California cuisine, but could not live without sushi, Thai, and Mexican food.
Dancing, Singing, Laughing
At a yoga or dance class
Watching live music
Heading out of town for a weekend adventure in nature