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About me

Introduction I'm a mama and midwife living in Western North Carolina with my husband, son, four chickens, and too many wild birds to count. Oprah says intention rules the earth and I agree. This blog documents my intention to live a joyful life! I'm also a life coach! You can find me wearing that hat at
Interests Health care (particularly in Latina community), positive psychology, nonviolent communication, urban gardening, consensual living, radical unschooling, reading and writing, travel (learning about other cultures first hand), food, cooking, and gathering with friends
Favorite Movies Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Happy Go Lucky, Persuasion, Before Sunset, Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, Dogfight, Pride and Prejudice (BBC version), Y Tu Mama Tambien, Diarios de Motocicletas, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Philadelphia Story, Notorious, Indiscreet, Babette's Feast, Clueless, Ruby in Paradise, Torch Song Trilogy, Amélie, Working Girl, The Princess Bride, Moonstruck, Thomas Crown Affair, Wings of Desire, My Left Foot, The Age of Innocence, My Life As a Dog, Frida, ANYTHING with Daniel Day Lewis, Gael Garcia Bernal, or Drew Barrymore, ANYTHING by Hayao Miyasaki
Favorite Music Lila Downs, Los Aterciopelados, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder, Indigo Girls, Jane Siberry, Jack Johnson, Mary J. Blige, Christine Kane, U2, Timbaland, Billy Bragg and Wilco (tributes to Woody Guthrie), Return of the Grievous Angel (tribute to Gram Parsons), the Muses, Nina Simone, kd lang, Sarah McLachlan, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Ry Cooder (Buena Vista Social Club), David LaMotte, Lauryn Hill, Nicho Hinojosa, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Sweet Honey in the Rock, The Dixie Chicks, Neil Young, Shakira
Favorite Books Mama Day, The Poisonwood Bible, The Shipping News, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, All The Pretty Horses, The Road, Atonement, His Dark Materials Trilogy, West with the Night, The Alchemist, Middlemarch, Babette's Feast, The Shadow of the Wind, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Operating Instructions, Bel Canto, Their Eyes Were Watching God, short stories by T.C. Boyle, Vanity Fair, White Teeth, ANYTHING by Gloria Naylor, Louise Erdrich, Barbara Kingsolver, E. Annie Proulx, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, MFK Fisher, Jane Austen, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy and Ian McEwan