I am a warm, caring, down to earth woman who is free-spirited, sensitive to the needs of others, affectionate with the people close to me, and my family means a lot to me. I work in the field of vocational rehabilitation helping people with disabilities remove barriers to employment and it's rewarding to teach and empower people. I am open to different points of views and ideas and want to hear your thoughts. I like to make people laugh and can be quick-witted--we need to have laughter in life. What energizes me--deep conversation--intell ectual, spiritual, or emotional-- and connecting with a person. I love nature and the waterfalls, and being out on the water. I enjoy a trip to the wineries, going on a new adventure, and learning something new. To relax I enjoy a nice glass of wine, taking a kayak down the Chagrin river with my dog (trust me--it's a calm river!), going on the computer, or curling up to a movie. For physical activities I like nature hikes, dancing, swimming, and martial arts. I spent a year in Israel and also lived in Virginia and Texas.