I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with a private practice in Palm Desert, California. My passions include travel, especially annual trips to Italy, food, and all things Italian. I drink LOTS of coffee, love to cook, entertain, shop and decorate. My other hobbies include making beaded jewelry, scrapbooking, reading, and planning themes and tablesettings for parties and dinners. I live with my husband, Brad, and our dog, Ego, in our very Italian home in the desert. I have too many purses and too many dishes. I collect Italian ceramics and Christmas ornaments. I spend a HUGE amount of time on my favorite website, Slow Travel or on the message board Slow Talk!