I believe in the right of all living things to exist in harmony with themselves and the world around them. Creative endeavors, pursuit of joy, and commitment to compassionate interactions are the cornerstones of a harmonious co-existence. I am dedicated to responding to all people with dignity while I encourage the expansion of the dignity with which they respond to themselves. I find more joy in the journey than I do the arrival. I hold a deep belief that the core self of any person can never be harmed, only hidden or forgotten. It is my privilege to experience people awakening to that core self and enhancing our shared world with beauty.