B) If you could live forever, what would you spend the majority of your time doing? What percentage of your future time would you spend on doing good-for-you things versus guilty pleasures?
G) That’s a great question. If I could live forever, I would spend the majority of time traveling the world to visit every single person I love. There are so many of them, and they are scattered across the globe. I’d spend time sitting with them, walking with them, talking with them, cooking with them…just being with them. I’d collect their stories to take with me so I could share them with others. I don’t think I’d mind living forever if that’s what I could do with my time. As far as the breakdown goes…to be honest, I’m REALLY GOOD at guilty pleasures. If I knew I was going to live forever I would strive for a little more balance. I’d say the breakdown I’d aim for would be 60% guilty pleasure, 40% good-for-me-stuff. I know myself, though, so realistically it would be 80/20.
B) Do you have either a real-life role model or character that influences your major decisions?
G) Absolutely. I consider both Thich Nhat Hanh and Ram Dass to be my most influential teachers. What I have learned from reading their work, and from observing the way they live their lives, has helped me a lot as I move along my own path. I continue to return to their work because I learn something new every time.
B) Given the chance to travel back in time and do over a certain year of your life, how old would you want to be again?