( last login Dec 19, 2012 ad #6135)
I think I'm a study in contrasts (although I prefer to call this 'balance' ;). I'm intelligent, but certainly have had my share of stupid moments. I'm artsy and feel things deeply, but I'm viciously tempered by reason. I forgive easily, but definitely expect responsibility from myself and others. I strive to find this balance in my life and I feel like I've made wonderful strides in this direction. Nonetheless, I'm the first to acknowledge how far I have to go. My compassion for our world, acceptance of others, and unfaltering optimism are my greatest allies.
I work as a psychotherapist in private practice. My spare time is spent practicing/teaching yoga, playing guitar, singing, reading, watching movies, and spending time with my dog and cat. I can adapt easily to a serious topic or be silly as heck (see 'contrasts' thing above). Similarly, I love being outdoors or just spending time inside watching a movie. I'm super easy-going, and you'll have to work pretty darn hard to get me to freak out (not that that's a challenge or anything!).
I take the world's WORST photos so bear with me here. I think the one of me below in the 'apparently under the influence or apathetic as hell' is a winner and the best it gets! ;) (by the way, as much as that photo implies it, I hardly ever drink and do not use drugs)
I've been vegan since the early 90's and it's (obviously) become a way of life for me. I live in a rural and not terribly progressive NH town that I find lacking in 'vegan-ness'. I'm currently separated and I'm not ready for any serious commitment or anything physical. I would, however, love to get to know some new people with similar interests, spend some time together, and cultivate some meaningful connections. I'd really like to be around someone who's playful, but also capable of being serious. Having someone to sing with is a definite plus!