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Hello Everyone!

My name is Faith. First and foremost, I am a mother to three amazing children...who aren't children anymore! I am beginning the third part of my life and I couldn't be more excited. I have a wonderful career - I am a Children's Librarian. I am vegan for my health, the planet, and the animals. I am an aspiring Meditation Teacher. I am an avid traveler. I have a partner who couldn't be more supportive and loving. I have a new fascination with Baby Yoda and tattoos. And, I'm super excited to be a part of this community. 

I'm really excited to connect with like-minded friends and to discover more likes that I can incorporate into my life. Thank you for reading my post. I hope to chat soon.

♥Namaste

 

 

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Hello Faith! What a lovely introduction. My name is Gillian - I'm the community moderator here, so if there are ever any questions you have about the community, let me know.

Though I'm not entirely sure what the third part entails, it sounds very exciting! What types of meditation to you practice or are you interested in teaching?

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