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Miranda Janeschild

Ten Questions for Miranda Janeschild

What do you do for a living?
I'm a pediatric occupational therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing that?
I might take the adventure of directing theatrical stories based on the power of being human in our complex world.

What do you do in your free time?
Play with my family, do yoga, make jewelry, sew, ask questions, listen to stories, watch my inner story.

What brought you to Santa Cruz?
I've been coming here since I was 9 years old.

What's your favorite street?
The uncharted paths in the Bonny Doon woods behind my house.

Name something you're excited about.
I love helping bodies discover new ways of moving.

Name a pet peeve.
Sometimes I forget my bags when I go to the grocery store, my travel cup when I am at the coffeehouse, and I have to drive 35 miles or more to work.

What are you reading?
A Mercy by Toni Morrison, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own by Sandra Blakeslee.

What's the most important thing you've learned in the last three years?
To stand quietly while being ready to act in any direction.

Favorite snack??
  Beets, rice, tea, goat cheese and hot chocolate with whip cream, spiced with additives from my acupuncturist.

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