The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm passionate about being in nature and the environment. About helping others in my job as an occupational therapist (neurological rehab, hand therapy). I'm passionate about and grateful for the special people in my life. Music and Art. Autonomy and Togetherness. My dogs. My family's retreat cabin in northern Wisc. Personal growth. Living lightly on the earth. Spending meaningful time with my partner. Being fit and healthy. Having fun, laughing with others.
I typically spend my leisure time
Listen to music, read, play guitar, make creations with stained glass, take my dogs for hikes and to the beach, hike at Montana De Oro, photography, bike, exercise, soak at the hot springs, just be mellow, watch movies at home or theatre,(no TV hook-ups though), visit with friends. Do home improvement projects. Go out to eat. Get regular massage and acupuncture. Attend seminars and self-improvement classes. Support grass-roots causes.
The most influential person in my life has been
Warm, loving, kind energy. A happy person who celebrates life. Integrity.
The first thing people notice about me
A sense of genuine warmth and caring, a happy and good person.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Mind and the Brain---Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force (Schwartz, 2004). On the current study and understanding of the potential of the brain, and how this new awareness is being applied as treatment to help in many different health conditions. Kindred Spirits---A collective of stories, passions & portraits from 32 people living on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Grandfather, by Tom Brown Jr. True story about a Native American shaman and his teachings.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My health
- My friends and family
- My work skills, when my patients get better,
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Still working on this one.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Hard Working, Kind, Thoughtful
A little more about me
I am a student of the Non-Violent Communication work (Marshall Rosenberg, fyi-- CNVC.ORG) and am conscious to use it in my daily life interactions.