Culturally, I am a blend of New York City and Northern California. I've lived in California now almost as long as I lived in NYC, and I am here to stay, but I will always be a New Yorker at heart. I like the refreshing honesty of the East Coast and the healthier and more intuned lifestyle of the West Coast.
Once upon a time I was a vegetarian. Actually, for 28 years. This year I started eating meat again because I thought I might need the protein. I didn't need to ease my way back into it. I just ate steak. I like steak! Sometimes change is like that for me. Huge. Overnight. Mostly, change for me is gradual, like growing into who I want to be and discovering, upon looking back, that I am, in fact, a very different person from who I once was. At my core there are many things that have never changed.
I studied philosophy in college and psychology in grad school. I love ideas. But, I find that the people who are grappling with the ideas are endlessly more interesting than the ideas themselves. Also witnessing and supporting people as they take steps to dramatically change their lives is incredibly gratifying. I love my work.