One of my favorite things to do is meet new people and share with them all the things I love about the place I'm in... whether it is the greater LA area, a family party, a favorite amusement park or restaurant, or an entire country - like Costa Rica, where we lived for 4.5 years! I am a natural hostess, love to help people (especially with travel details!), love to cook and entertain, discuss a wide variety of topics, share my life lessons & learn from others. We at one time had the goal of owning property in at least 4 countries, but now we think we'll own less and travel more, in the future. Now that I've been back in the US for a few years, I'm once again asking the big questions of Who I Am, what are my gifts, and how I can best serve this world. I love the idea of hosting and helping others, and sharing a small part of our family, wonderful home and neighborhood with them. I just try to appreciate life, be grateful for what I have, and create the life I envision. There are many many quotes I live by, but probably the top three are: 1) Gandhi: Be the change you wish to see in the world; 2) Mother Teresa: We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love; 3) the Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.