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Occupation Retired after having 15 years as a Self-Employed Housecleaner. Currently writing my Book about Women & Compulsive Gambling.
Location Gresham, Oregon, United States
Introduction I have been married for over 12 years to a wonderful man. I have 2 adult Sons,ages 24 and 28, and 2 Beautiful Grand Children. My youngest son was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 12 after years of being mis-diagnosed. Life with Matt has been a challenge, yet through it all I have learned much and grown in ways I never would have,if not for him. Matt has taught me compassion for those who struggle, Patience, unconditional Love and so much more. Through my addictions and Recovery I have gone through deep pain and unhappiness to self knowledge and a sense of Peace(most of the time). I struggled with bouts of depression, many times severe, from the age of 3 until perhaps the past 3 years. I am so grateful and at times in awe that the depression of so many years has been lifted from me in recent years. It has been an ongoing process and as I am a Work in Progress I will continue Day by Day on this Amazing Journey called Life; striving for Progress, not Perfection.
Interests Spending time with my family, writing, crossword puzzles, reading, learning, hanging out with my 3 pugs, watching movies, twitter, travel, spending time at the Beach, thrift shopping, volunteering
Favorite Movies Avatar, Wizzard of Oz, Mrs. Doubtfire, Goodwill Hunting, Crash, Remember the Titans, The Blind Side, Death at a Funeral(origional), Jerry Maguire, All Harry Potter, Up in the Air, Up, Say Anything, Something About Mary, North by Northwest, Love Actually, Burn After Reading, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Pretty Woman, Mystic Pizza. I think I will stop here as I COULD go on forever! Suffice it to say I Love watching Movies!
Favorite Music Classic Rock from the 70's & 80's.MoTown Genesis, Hall&Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Doobie Brothers, The Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, James Taylor, Chicago, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raite
Favorite Books Inspirational, Recovery, Spiritual Self-help and Meditation books are my Favorites.Authors like Melody Beattie, Eckhart Tolle, Marrianne Williamson, John Bradshaw, Shakti Gawain, Louise Hays, and Dr. Wayne Dyer are a few of my Favorites. As a child my favorite book was Charlottes Web The most influential book Ive ever read is the AA Big Book. I first read it over 31 years ago when I got sober and have read it many times since. I owe my Sobriety to AA and the Grace of God. Without it, I would not be Alive.