Life Experience

I am an adventurous and fun-loving spirit that sees beauty and value in life experience. I discover the most about myself and life when I bring conscious awareness and appreciation to every moment and become an active participant in the world. I have lived in Southern California, San Francisco, London, and Prague, and have called Chicago my home since 1997.

I am a violinist, amateur photographer, devotee of culture and the arts, and find immense pleasure and learning in my relationships with friends and family. I enjoy international travel, dining and cooking, health and fitness, and appreciate the aesthetics of architecture, fashion and interior design.

As a humanist and an eternal student, I am continually drawn to anything that deepens my experience as a human being on this planet. I enjoy exploring the humanities, art and music, the social sciences (especially psychology, sociology, and philosophy), spirituality, current events and politics, and believe a lot can be gained from simply observing and participating in my surroundings.

I have invested a great amount of time and energy into my own personal development through formal education, coaching, therapy, and training. I believe that it is important for each of us to take an active role in the growth and evolution of our minds, bodies and spirits.


“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."

— Diane Ackerman