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Name: Christine Garvin
Where you live: Black Mountain, NC
What you do as a vocation or avocation? Holistic Health and Nutrition Educator/Writer
Your two favorite books: The Wisdom of the Enneagram (Riso and Hudson), The Purpose of Your Life (Carol Adrienne)
Your two favorite songs: Express Yourself (Madonna), Mellow Mood (Bob Marley and most other versions)
Why you are interested in spirituality? Spirituality is what keeps me grounded and connected to what's real and important, while living in a world of constant chaos.
Your favorite quote: “To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.” - Woody Allen
Your favorite web sites: Mercola.com (for health); Zenhabits.net/ (for spirit/ilfe), Theoatmeal.com (for laughter)
Your hero? The people who make it through the hardships of life with grace and gratitude.
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? The present moment really is all we have, so why spend so much time jumping into the future and the past?
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?" The Blue Ridge Mountains around Asheville, NC; Mendocino, CA; in front of my altar
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