I believe that we are all a product of nature and nurture, and that in many ways we have to be good, kind and loving parents  – to ourselves.

My philosophy of life is that we are all students and teachers and that it’s better to be kind to others than to be mean, better to have an open mind and heart than to be closed off, better to laugh and see the humor around us not just the pain, and better to try – and fail – than to not try at all.

Nature has been, and always will be, my solace and my guide; I truly believe that the Earth is alive and that our individual and collective health depends on the health and well-being of our air, water, soil, forests, farmlands and cities (and people too, especially children, the elderly and infirm, and the poor).

I am not a Buddhist but I do like many of the tenants which Buddhism supports – impermanence, change, non-violence,  and release of attachment. Everything is related to everything else. The all is in the one and the one contains the all.

To get a better idea of who I am and where I come from, please read Quotes.