Introducing myself and my journal
I live with my husband and two young sons in the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon. I grew up in this state and am in awe of Mt. Hood and the surrounding forests, lush greenery and flowers that grow so effortlessly in this part of the world. I feel so fortunate that I've had the privilege of being a "stay-at-home" mama for the past nine years, but now that our youngest son has entered school and I'm approaching my mid-forties, I feel ready to do something else with my talents and energy besides parenting. The question is, what? I have so many interests and ideas, but currently lack focus. Shall I live my values by working for a non-profit that promotes justice, equality and peace? Shall I utilize my graphic design degree and experience by starting my own business from home (I'd have to brush up on the computer skills first!) Whatever I do, I want to paint too, because I'm learning that I shouldn't ignore my innate urge to express myself creatively! It's great to be a part of the World Pulse Community. I'm excited to be here!
Parenting, Expressing Creativity, Nature, Spirituality, Buddhism, Health
Staying in the moment, practicing NVC ("Non-Violent Communication"), letting go of my need to control everything
My Vision for the Future:
A world where we love and accept ourselves and others, non-judgmentally
My Areas of Expertise:
The visual arts, writing, listening, empathy