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Kathryn V.

"Getting Healthier, Keeping My Brain Functioning, Being Compassionate toward others"

Tazewell, VA, USA
female, age 62
married, 4 children
Speaks: British and American English, Sign Language (American)
Joined Oct 1, 2009
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Hometown Atchison, KS 
Birthday Feb 23, 1957  
Languages British and American English, Sign Language (American)  
About Me A creative, large ("traditionally built"), disabled woman who is a wife, mother, and futilely longs to be a grandmother . I am caring to a fault and am a retired psychotherapist, pastoral counselor, and professional. I am a writer, an artist, and passionate about educating others on Alzheimers Disease (among other things).
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Pets a Tuxedo Cat, a miniature pinscher/jack russell dog  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christian - non denominational  
Eating Habits Eating as Healthily as I can, Diabetic-balanced, cheese, I Don't eat Lamb Or Veal, tea and coffee, Keep it local and organic, Homemade healthy whole foods, Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me I have several supernatural gifts and have known God from a very young age (heard his voice at age 3)
My Philosophy Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You. Love One Another. Compassion is an ACTION word (verb)
What Gives Me Hope my spiritual beliefs and faith in God, my friends through LiveJournal, my (adult) children
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Increase funding for Alzheimer's Disease Research as well as Obesity (non-overeating related)
What/who changed my life and why Attending Oprah's LifeClass OWN, which included live webcasts that were interactive with people all over the globe. My son Noah, who died, changed my life forever.
What Bugs Me High cost of Medical Care, Handicapped Inaccessibility, inaccessible public places, women applying makeup while driving, People who see but prefer to be blind, People on cellphones while driving !, hypocrisy, Excessive Consumerism, denial of heritage, cruelty, bull  
Passions FINDING A CURE FOR ALZHEIMERS, Helping Others, Compassion, Being Understood, regaining my health, writing, making a difference, LIFE!!!, laughter, books, Art/Painting/Drawing  
Inspirations Caring People, nature, to fulfill my purpose on earth, People who Take a Stand, truth being spoken in the midst of lies, The Bible, Well lived lives, the beauty of nature, People who refuse to give up, My friend of 30 yrs, Kathryn, My Dog's Devotion and Love, Kindn  
What Scares Me Lack of health care, Poverty and Aging, Dying (not death itself), The moral direction of our society!, Violent people, snakes, Shootings in Our Schools, Religious Extremism, Losing the ones I love, illnesses, hate, Aging  
Role Models Jeff Araluce, My Best Friend, Melissa McCarthy, Lady Gaga (anti-bullying, etc), Michelle and Barack Obama, Jesus Christ  
Quotation we read to know we are not alone- CS Lewis as quoted in SHADOWLANDS
Interests Arts/Crafts/Needlework, Fabric, Quilting, Native American Culture/Beliefs, music, Mind/Body/Spirit, Spirituality/Philosophy, wildlife, reading, photography, pets, movies, humor, environment, Appalachian Mountains, Journals, writing, genealogy, history, Watercolor painting, A  
Books cozy mysteries, literary fiction, mysteries, Memoirs/Biographies  
Music vivaldi, Bach, Oboe, Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Janis Ian, Adele, Lady Gaga, piano music, classical, celtic  
Movies Super 8, Inception, Places in the Heart, Sense and Sensibility, Howards End, comedy, Shawshank Redemption, Wizard of Oz, The Green Mile, Fried Green Tomatoes  
TV Shows Dr Who, Grey's Anatomy, Law and Order SVU, Midsomer Murders, Masterpiece Mysteries, British Sitcoms, Modern Family, The Middle, Glee, Rosie, Anderson (as in Cooper, talk show), Anderson Cooper 360, Piers Morgan, Once Upon a Time, OWN channel  
Favorite Foods mashed potatoes, strawberries, Chinese food (real, not fast food), Indian food, Greek food, pasta, seafood, salad, real baked goods, soup (homemade), chicken, coffee, vegetables (most), Artisan breads, crackers, Cheese with flavor, Shoestring Fries, Amish Potato Salad, Fri  
Favorite Places MidWest, Kansas, Next to my husband, On a walk with my dog, Outside, Country pathways, forests, Beside Water, Appalachian Mountains, Seaside, England/London, English Countryside, England, the mountains, mountains, Any place with snow!  
Can't Live Without oxygen and insulin, audiobooks, written word, Beauty in my world, animals, computer, friends and family, music, nature, love, laughter  
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