I am…a child of God, 57 year old woman, couples therapist, mother of 2 adopted children, wife, daughter, sister, friend. I am spiritual, grateful, sometimes lonely and sad, sometimes afraid, sometimes frustrated and mad – emotionally flexible. I am fat and stressed and frustrated with myself. I do…many things that I love and am passionate about. My work as a couples therapist is deeply rewarding. I’m on the Executive Board of an area youth drug prevention coalition. I’m a mother and a wife. I weave and quilt and love fiber arts. I enjoy working on my family’s genealogy. I am forever curious about people and cultures and stories. I love it because…my life is a variety of passionate interests that absorb my heart and soul and connect me with others. My change of career in my late 30s (from CPA to family therapist) was a result of prayer and meditation and finally succumbing to God’s tiny voice to have faith and follow my calling.I hope to…joyfully grow old with my husband and children – and to lose weight and get healthy – my hope and desire for the past 45 years. Maybe I should focus on acceptance!.