(Guest Journeyer for Journey of Beauty: 02.10.0-41)
“I love how Krista Tippet from “On Being” podcast begins her interviews. She always asks her guests about their spiritual biography, especially their childhood years before launching into the bulk of their conversation. This question and my answer are pertinent to this upcoming process on Beauty.
“I grew up as witness to my father’s nightly meditation and reading of mystical poetry. As I grew, we had many conversations regarding philosophy, religion, and spirituality. This formative experience led me to major in Theology and Religious Studies in college and get a Master’s Degree in Culture and Creation Spirituality. I have always wanted to have a big mind and connect with the Divine. I am on a lifelong spiritual sojourn.
“That said, I live in the Pacific Northwest. I am married (32 years so far) and we have two children in college. My work experience has been in social services, both in direct services and management. For the last 26 years, I have been a massage therapist, with a focus on palliative and hospice care. Spiritual/Meditation groups, in a variety of forms have been a constant. In addition, I have taught classes and co-led retreats addressing the body/mind/spirit connection. I love to create by way of cooking, singing, art, and conversations with great exchanges of ideas and inspiration.”
(Guest Journeyer for Journey of Courage: 02.09.0-41)
“Who is she? She is a wife (39 years married to Steve) and living in the Seattle area. She is a mother (son Mark is 48 and living in Colorado). Among other things, she has been employed in medical research, financial planning, airline management, clowning and hospice comfort therapy. Today she is none of these things. She is a massage therapist currently looking to muster the courage to redefine herself yet again and wondering how many lifetimes she can live in a single life-line. Today she simply is.”