I was born in Canada, but lived as a young adult in the US from 1984 to 1999. I lived in Silicon Valley mostly, and experienced the life of technology and abundance during a bubble. I returned home to go to University because I thought the reason I was so unhappy was that I was bored, and needed a better education to do a job I would enjoy. I was very depressed, and at times suicidal, even though I had an amazing job in magazine publishing, was in terrific shape, and lived in (what I have heard it referred to as) the utopian city of Boulder, Colorado. By-the-way, it's a lie. Boulder sucks!
At University I undertook a fully Liberal Arts education. I studied Philosophy, English, History, Women's Studies, Earth Science, Language, Sociology, Archeology, Psychology, Art History, Fine Arts, Political Science, Anthropology, and I'm sure I'm missing someone out. The point is, that for 10 years I have searched for the answer to my unhappiness, and only now, having discovered the idea of "structural violence" do I understand.
Currently, I hold a degree in Philosophy and English. I can't work. I don't fit in to the system, so I have been trying to build a business producing and selling natural, healthy, safe, skincare products (greendivaskincare.ca). I enjoy working the markets, talking to people and helping them, at the same time I make my small living.
Golf (I love the challenge), gardening, making soaps and creams, reading, talking about ideas