About Me: I am currently living in Portland, Oregon USA. I was born in Denver, Colorado USA. Having just returned from a trip "home" I am happy to say that the landscapes of both Colorado and Oregon have me feeling extremely fortunate to have lived and experienced life in such beautiful places. Vast and expansive landscapes with the best that nature has to offer, the natural world is such an inspiration to me, powerful stuff! It makes me contemplate other places, that may or may not have that same quality, and to think about the people that live there and what their lives are like. I am a human being in transition and am getting used to and somewhat intrigued by the unknown aspect of where my life is headed. A new me emerging, I hope...... That is one of the reasons I am very excited by the energy and connectivity of PulseWire and look forward to learning about other people and places. A journey in my heart so to speak.

My Passions: Travel, Personal Relationship with Family and Friends, Flowers, Beaches, Mountains, Creativity!

My Challenges: Confidence!

My Vision for the Future: I hope that humanity progresses to new levels of understanding and acceptance of each other, and learn to celebrate our commonalities, realizing that we are really, truly all connected.

My Areas of Expertise: Creative. Communicate and Listen well, love a good conversation! Enjoy observing Nature, love flowers and landscaping. My work life is a mixed bag, and I consider myself someone capable of wearing many hats, adaptability is a good quality.

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It's always fun when a fellow Portlander joins our community. You are in good company here where kindred spirits are connecting, friendships are blossoming, souls are emerging and powerful strong voices are rising up. You are now a member of this vibrant community and I look forward to reading more about your passions, ideas, concerns and dreams.

You can share your vision by writing in your journal, reading other member's journals and offering comments, and joining groups to participate in the discussions. Take a moment to browse through our group directory (http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups) where you may find a group with similar interests to your own. Or, you may consider starting your own group where you can build a powerful network bringing together PulseWire members with similar interests who want to share ideas or actions. With the group journal, you can brainstorm solutions, pose questions, test ideas and create a support network for your visions.

Again, welcome and I know that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking. Janice PulseWire Community Director

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace! Fatima

Hello Fatima,

I was very excited to see your response to my 1st posting on PulseWire! It was absolutely wonderful to receive correspondence from someone so far away. After reading your profile, I can say that you are an absolute inspiration to me!

Thank you for welcoming me so warmly, I look forward to hearing more about you and watching you on PulseWire!

I wish you all the best across the miles!

Gretchen

Hi Gretchen,

It's great to meet you here on Pulsewire- this community is vibrant and incredibly creative. I think you'll love it and I look forward to hearing more about you.

Warm wishes, Laura

Hello Laura, fellow PDX gal!

Thank you for the warm welcome! It is great to be part of PulseWire and to meet and be exposed to so many fascinating women, near and far. I look forward to learning more about you as well. I am very excited about all the connections on the horizon.

All the Best to you and yours,

Gretchen

Greta,

warmest welcome! We are so happy to have you a part of our PulseWire family. I enjoyed reading your story, and look forward to connecting in the future. Best of luck on your journey!

peace, Jody PulseWire Online Community

Hello Jody,

I just read your story about your time in Cambodia. What an inspiration! I can see the faces of those children in my mind's eye, and they truly are an inspiration. Thank you for writing about them so eloquently, it is true, these moments hold so much power. I admire you already!

Best to you,

Gretchen

Hello to you Gifty,

I am SO excited to meet and interact with you across the miles! I know that you are going to produce great stories as I have very much enjoyed reading your previous postings, and they have moved me deeply. I am on my way to your Frontline angle right now.

I look forward to knowing you,

With Love and Support,

Gretchen (Greta)