What is your strongest talent?
Making my own happiness.
What is your favorite treat?
Chocolate. And wine.
If you could live somewhere else, where would you live?
What is your favorite season and why?
Summertime- I love being warm outside in the nighttime.
What is your favorite color?
Rainbow. It’s both my favorite color and my favorite flavor.
What can you not leave home without?
My car keys, which is a huge issue for me most of the time.
What size shoe do you wear?
7.5 but sometimes 8
Do you prefer pens or pencils?
Pens for writing, pencils for drawing.
When did you last visit the zoo?
August. I’m due soon.
What is 1 fun fact that many people don’t know about you?
I’ve been to Disney World over 20 times, I’m a Disney Vacation Club member, it’s like a disease but I love it. Also I apprenticed with local sculptor Rudy Torrini for several years. He did the casting of the pope down by the cathedral basilica (he actually had a second bronze casting done which he has in his patio garden. We used to have tea under him.) I worked with him on “A Boy and His Dog” in Dogtown on Tamm Ave. His last apprentice before me was Bob Cassily, of you know, Turtle Park and the City Museum. It was easily the most wonderful experience of my life.
Why did you become a massage therapist?
As I was finishing up my last year of my undergrad degree, I came down with a neuromuscular movement disorder which affected my neck, one arm and legs. Diagnosis of fibromyalgia and CFS followed – I was exhausted from constant movement and pain. I found wonderful doctors, I do take medication on a regular basis for tremors and nerve pain, but what I found helped me the most were my biweekly visits to my myofascial therapists. It was from there I grew very interested massage, myofascia in particular. I eventually did a complete 360, ditched my full time job in print journalism, and here I am today! I love Ashiatsu because it’s everything I love about myofascia release, but deeper, and it’s easier on my body too.
What is your favorite fruit?
Peaches and pineapples, but not usually together because that’s just too much. Unless there’s rum too.
Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Tom Hanks, haha. No, seriously: Cary Grant.
Who is your favorite author?
What has been your biggest challenge?
Making my own happiness, to a point, then it was easy.
What leaves you feeling rested and recharged?
Taking naps in the sunshine, or during thunderstorms.