I CARE & LOVE
I really want to make a difference. My focus has been on children. I care about giving a child not only a place to sleep, eat, and learn, but also opportunities to grow mentally through play, creativity, and imagination. I volunteer at The Covenant House, an organization dedicated to provide housing, education, and career opportunities for homeless young adults across the nation. I support with Children Mending Hearts, an organization that connects underprivileged children in the US with refugees in Darfur and Congo, and “City Hearts, Kids Say Yes to the Hearts,” a program that provides education in dance, singing, and Shakespeare for inner city schools in Los Angeles. I have also been involved with the International Day of the Girl campaign for UNICEF.
I love supporting my friends, being grateful for my family and extended families. I love my mentors that continue to guide me, support me, and believe in me; and I love my colleagues who challenge, enrich and inspire me with their talent and purpose. I also love a healthy lifestyle. Stay tuned my blogs on how I maintain a sane mind and healthy body—most of the time!
I currently practice Vedic and Vipassana meditation and have completed the 10 day silent retreat. I am definitely a green juice kind of gal, but I also find it is important to enjoy life, so I eat my dark chocolate and enjoy glasses of red wine without over indulging. I am an outdoor exercise lover, so you can usually find me on a trail on any given weekend! Besides dance, I love Pilates and swear by my teacher, Thalia Thomas, and her classically trained Pilates methods and Studio Soma. If it’s not Pilates or hiking, I’m on the yoga mat. I have been practicing yoga since 1999. I am a huge fan of the Ultimate Yogi, Travis Eliot, and have been on several of his retreats.