I’m a retired legal professional, entrepreneur, artist, photographer, certified TESL teacher, mom to four grown sons and grandmother to three little girls and two boys. I’m happiest when I’m spending time with family, being of service to others, creating art and traveling. I’m very intelligent, healthy, fit, youthful in outlook and spirit, capable, thoughtful, and caring. I’m also very creative and reflective. I love using my imagination in writing poetry, fiction, and blogging. Music, art, and culture is a central part of who I am and I try to incorporate each into my daily life. I really enjoy having thoughtful conversations and lively debates about just about anything! Most important of all, I love being able to enjoy the beauty of silence. I believe that sometimes one must stop, breathe and simply enjoy the silence.
I am very passionate about helping people and trying to make the world a better place. I have a strong sense of justice and feel an obligation as a world citizen to stand up against injustice everywhere. I practice mindfulness and strive to help move the world forward in consciousness. I really do try to live by the Golden Rule; can’t help it, that’s just how I was raised! I honor self-respect, human rights, equality, tolerance, compassion, empathy, and respect for others. I pray for peace every single day. I strive to live my life in grace, in service, and with gratitude. I know that makes me sound like a “new-age hippie” - and I am...sort of. :-).