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Kristine S.

"Beginning Anew and Finding My Passions"

Madison, WI, USA
female, age 46
single, 2 children
Speaks: English and some Spanish
Joined Jan 24, 2010


 
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Joined Jan 24, 2010 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups Positive Parenting!
Hometown Madison, WI 
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Birthday Oct 22, 1967  
Languages English and some Spanish  
About Me Mom of two children, ages 11 and 8, and living in a transracial household due to the beautiful adoption of our 8 year old. I enjoy: the outdoors, animals, alternative folk/rock music, playing my guitar and Native American flute, swimming, walking, meditation, eating clean, whole foods, teaching and, of course, KIDS! I am a migraineur...someone who struggles with Chronic Daily Migraines. My pain levels have been about a 3.5 of 5, sometimes higher, for 5 years. Still, I wear "Life Is Good" t's as a wardrobe staple because even with migraines, my life is really good!
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  Lifestyle
Pets Cat-Wuji, Dog- Huxley  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Spiritual  
Eating Habits Chocolate-yes!, Citrus=migraine No Citrus!, Soy triggers migraines-No Soy, local foods as much as possible, Gluten Free  
Wild Fact About Me Can pick up nearly anything under 3 pounds with my toes..."Monkey Toes"! I am also a fluid 'Nose-Flute' player!
My Philosophy Open-mindedness, mindfulness and practicing Loving Kindness.
What Gives Me Hope Old, creaking trees, Spring, sun and moon, music, my children, my parents, water
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Hire an awesome support staff to help prioritize issues. My passion: safe, healthy, stable, engaging places for kids and their families to grow in.
What/who changed my life and why Event: the loss of our twin babies, Casey (boy) and Mira (girl), at 24 weeks gestation because the joy and intense sorrow changed my perspective on everything.
What Bugs Me Littering, My children arguing, Assumptions, Arrogance, Too many electronics on!, Loud car stereos, Many of the "-isms"  
Passions Kids!!, Eating really fresh healthy food, Seeing Scott Walker leave Madison., Peace and Justice, Honest Conflict Resolution, No War Toys!, Learning/Teaching, MUSIC!  
Inspirations My kiddos, Sound of laughing, My friends, My parents and grandparents!, Nature, Music that makes goosebumps  
What Scares Me Extremism, Ignorance, Divorce, Harm coming to my kids, Physical death of a dear one, War and violence, Hatred  
  Favorites
Role Models Parker Palmer, Fred Rogers, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hahn, Buddha, The Sears and Sears family, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Holly Near, Kids, My parents, Michelle and Barack Obama, Ghandi  
Quotation "You are special just the way you are"-Fred Rogers
"Breathing in I calm my body;breathing out, I smile."-Thich Nhat Hanh
Interests Too many to list here!, Mind/Body/Spirit  
Books Faves: Marley and Me, Poisonwood Bible, Rumi's Poems, The Tenth Best Thing About Barney, The Best of Slate, Annie John, Bridge to Terebithia, Hip Mamas Guide to the Universe, Adoption for Dummies, Raising Black Children, Real Boys, Sears and Sears Discipline Book, Se  
Music Favorites:, Laurie Anderson, Yo Yo Ma, Indigo Girls, Keb Mo', Jack Johnson, India Arie, James Taylor, Shawn Colvin, Not heavy metal or elevator tunes, Nearly everything is game!  
Movies Some of my faves:, The Sound of Music, The Christmas Story, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Documentaries and Independent films, Born into Brothels, Shrek 1 and 2, Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally  
TV Shows Modern Family, Raising Hope, Antiques Road Show, Glee, PBS Channel, Monk  
Favorite Foods Some are:, French Fries are my secret desire, Zucchini Bread, Thai Peanut Chicken w/ broccoli, COOKIES!, M and M's, Beans and Rice w/ Veggies, Yogurt and fruit, Bananas, Butternut Squash Rissoto  
Favorite Places Home!!!, Chippewa Falls, Madison WI, Universityof Wisconsin-Madison, Outdoor Community Pool, Book Stores, Ann Arbor Michigan, Tennesee at sunrise, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior/Bayfield, Prairies, San Fransisco, The Ocean  
Can't Live Without Hope, Fresh Air, A sense of humor and lots of love  
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