I have only been teaching at Naropa for a short time, but I have found the students so very smart, thoughtful, open, and creative, with a unique ability for self-inquiry.
From a former career working in public health:
I recently completed my certification in Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy. As an art therapist, I produce my own art with a concentration in photography, both with aesthetic considerations, and as a path for personal reflection.
I am a committed tea drinker. I used to have a serious coffee addiction and stopped cold turkey about 8 years ago, with all the accompanying withdrawal symptoms. Soon thereafter I was in Tanzania where they served chai tea every day. I think since then, I've continued to have chai tea on a daily basis!