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Olena K.

"To learn as much as possible throughout my life and do my best to help make this a better world."

Minneapolis, MN, USA
female
married
Speaks: English, Sign Language (American), Ukrainian
Joined Apr 25, 2003


 
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Joined Apr 25, 2003 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups Acoustic Coffee House, Backyard Wildlife Sanctuaries, Cheesecake Lovers Unite!, For The Love of The Geek, Leo, Make A Difference - Smile..., Our Mother Earth, Recipes and Tips, Shadows and Light: Leopards, Short Hair Cats, The Animal of Your Heart, Way of the Wild Dog
Hometown Minneapolis, MN 
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Birthday Aug 06  
Languages English, Sign Language (American), Ukrainian  
About Me Expert at none, good in many things.
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  Lifestyle
Pets cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Spiritual but not religious, Animist, Agnostic, Earth Religions  
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy If you've got lemons, make lemonade. Take responsibility of your actions and your life.
What Gives Me Hope The small pleasures in life.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why Physically, a head-on collision changed my life, leaving me with permanent neck & upper back injuries. Since then, I make time to "smell the roses" on a regular basis, enjoying the little things in Life and appreciating the important things... I may be financially disadvantaged, but my life is rich with a wealth of wonderful friends, a rare gem of a husband and countless blessings each and every day!
What Bugs Me The world owes me attitude, people who wont use their minds, Rude disrespectful people, intolerance, injustice, Excessive Consumerism, Drunk Drivers, cruelty, bullying, arrogance, Any one that would hurt an animal, abusive people  
Passions writing, traveling, spirituality, reading, other cultures, nature, mythology, my husband, my friends, my family, my cats, music, making a difference, learning, environment, earth, broadening my horizons, books, art, animals  
Inspirations Birds chirping, animals, my husband, Well lived lives, understanding, the sun going down - twilight, sounds of the night, the sun coming up, the sound of the ocean, the beauty of nature, beautiful stories, a gentle breeze  
What Scares Me how cruel people can be to each other, how cruel people can be to animals, How cruel the people of the world can be, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, religious fanatics, Religious Extremism, ignorance, George W. Bush, Criminals that are young and violent, apa  
  Favorites
Role Models Mainly my parents, my friends, my family, Mahatma Gandhi, Jane Goodall, Albert Einstein  
Quotation "The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose." - Heda Bejar
Interests wildlife, Travel/Adventure, Spirituality/Philosophy, Mythology / Folklore, history, herbs, Holistic Health, pets, Wildlife, Anthropology, Archaeology, Community Development, Crafts, Entertainment, Ethnic Studies, Evolution, Gardening/Farming, Genetics, Geography, Geology  
Books So many books...so little time!, unusual or very old cookbooks, Self improvement, sci-fi, Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing, Mysteries, J.R.R. Tolkien, history, fantasy, Anything to do with animals and nature, Almost anything worth reading, so many more  
Music All kinds - very eclectic taste  
Movies Too many to list here!, mainly sci-fi and fantasy, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, I like to be entertained  
TV Shows Medium, Public television programs, Pie in the Sky, Doctor Martin, Doctor Who - all of his regenerations!, Travel and Discovery channels, Food Channel, Ghost Whisperer, Bones, Criminal Minds, Numb3ers, charmed, x-files, NCIS, history channel  
Favorite Foods I love all kinds of food, raised on Ukrainian dishes, my weakness is dark chocolate  
Favorite Places Door County Wisconsin, Paris, Scotland, Ireland, England, my backyard, woods, rivers, parks, ocean, nature, mountains, lakes, In front of a fireplace at night!, beach  
Can't Live Without Air, sunshine, water, food, my husband and my 2 cats  
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    HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!
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    Linda B. (2413)

    May the goodness in you always be a blessing to others.

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    Have not compulsive hands but a clean heart.

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    Choose how you will love life each day.

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    May your dreams fly high as I wish you a birthday so delightful your emotions soar into the heavens.

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    You, yourself are the most powerful tool in the universe.

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    Mar 27, 2007 9:06 PM

    Linda B. (2413)

    When we abandon our ideas of perfection, we not only begin to accept all others, but we also begin our inner journey of enlightenment.

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    A true friend is one who loves you ~

    even after you've been under a microscope.

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    Feb 26, 2007 9:08 PM

    Linda B. (2413)

    May all the good fruits of life surround you.

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    Have a funtastic week!

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    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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    Oct 30, 2006 2:48 PM

    kat y. (400)
    OSIYO OLENA!
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    THANKS FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES!  WADO!

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    Linda B. (2413)
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    When our hearts are warmed with love, it's easier to feel the inner light.
    Thank you for your beautiful friendship.

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