About Me: I love to be creative, to sing, to dance, to celebrate and to commiserate with sisters and brothers who are open to collaborating to make our world more sustainable, more inclusive. Writing is my primary tool. Although I had a first-class college education, I did not find my own voice, the courage to walk an uncharted path at that time. I broke my first male taboo in leaving a 20 year marriage, and moved to Oregon with my younger son. My second taboo-breakaway was choosing an open adoption when faced with an unplanned pregnancy when I was 42 and single. The poet within began to blossom and guide me through this difficult time. Lara and Meagan, identical twins, were born after a long labor with midwives, the adopting parents, and my 16 year old son present; we had to surrender to a C-section for a safe birth, The girls are now 26, thriving and facing life's challenges with confidence, grace, and courage. With significant vision, health, and financial challenges, I have to be patient, self-disciplined, and willing to honor my body, not just the free spirit and questioning mind. It amazes and saddens me to have good friends die; many of my poems are about aging, and life's transitions we all face. I do feel fortunate we must have unseem forces giving us a helping hand, or I would not be here writing this to you!

My Passions: writing, learning, travel, being in nature, swimming, Facebook, gardening, expressing myself

My Challenges: Reaching out for help, like needing others to drive me at night, and hiring caregivers to help with meals and organization so I am not overwhelmed with my physical challenge

My Vision for the Future: A world where women have a real chance to make a difference & our voices count

My Areas of Expertise: networking on-line, do Terra essential oils, advocacy for Open Adoptions

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Dear friend,

Welcome to WorldPulse! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world. See the Online Community Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

In friendship,

With best wishes, 

Nusrat Ara

WorldPulse Community Champion 

Environment Group 

Hey there! Welcome to Worldpulse community!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. 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.