I spent many years doing the traditional lifestyle; corporate job, family, community, etc. I began shifting in my forties to being more renaissance, seeking modalities outside the main frame of daily lifestyle, including holistic sciences, massage therapy, and methods of natural healing. Activities included multi-media art, photography, community theatre and writing. Successes were more personal and community building than financial. I have enjoyed in more recent years teaching massage therapy, working with adults with TBA (tramatic brain injuries) and doing reflexology and clinical massage. "Listening", to me represents universes that go beyond the norm of just "hearing". People seek change in their lives for growth and development . I believe we are put on this earth to culitvate and nurture the human spirit. What better way to encourage and support each other than through listening, whatever media that takes. So, I'm excited to be a part of this fantastic global exchange.