I ask myself who I am every day during my morning meditation. The answer usually has something to do with being of nature, like a single drop of living being in the ocean of all living beings, trying to understand my connection and what it means to be alive and human at this time. I am taking a year sabbatical from working as a high school teacher in Santa Cruz, CA- renting out my home, living in my van (named Wanda) and in nature as much as possible, and asking myself who I am, and what my heart most desires. I am also a mother of two delightful adult children. I love learning about sustainable living, permaculture, gardening, plant medicine and natural healing, and communication skills that connect rather than divide.