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It can sometimes be difficult to find support from family members, friends, or like minded people. While you might have a best friend or a support system and network such as groups on social media, you might want to seek support without any social interaction.

Our listeners provide emotional support through active listening. Active listening helps process your emotional distress. The following page can be filtered to seek listeners who provide long-term help and support. You can also browse listeners according to your preferred language as well as for different topics amongst other filters.

7 Cups is a chat site/app that has different options to find a good listener. You can meet new people and text chat with other individuals going through tough times - you are not alone! Everyone goes through a hard time at some point in their lives and we are here for you. Whether you are facing relationship problems, panic attacks, struggling with substance abuse, loneliness, depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, our site/app is a safe space based on confidential, anonymous support.

A good idea is to consider what form of support you would like in the first place - we have plenty of options to explore and one of the best ways is to give them a try to find out what works for you. We understand that different people have different needs and preferences. All these support services are appropriate for different situations.

This page can help you seek a trained active listener to talk to through 1-on-1 conversations. These listeners come from different walks of life and all are ready to offer a compassionate listening ear to people who would like to talk to someone else. You can select their username to view their detailed profile page with their shared bio and other information such as whether they have lived experience of mental health conditions or topics, their reviews, as well as their training and other badges. While our listeners do not provide direct advice, their support can help you vent your feelings and concerns in a safe space and you can work together to figure out healthy coping tools.

Listener conversations can vary in duration according to your listener's and your personal availability. Some listeners have the option to schedule chats with them in advance. You can always browse for listeners and leave them a message so that they can get back to you with their availability.

There are several other ways you can find someone to talk to at 7 Cups. These include the group chats and subcommunities. We are glad you are taking the first step towards support!

Our group chat rooms are online chat rooms that serve as different support groups where you can send text messages 24/7. We are a global community with people from all over the world. Some chat rooms include the Sharing Circle room, which is a non-judgemental safe space based on the traditions of AA and similar support groups. This space can prove helpful if you need a group of people to talk to who can listen and get to know you over a long time. Sharing your feelings and experiences as well as listening to those of others can help feel supported. You can expand your support network and make online supportive friends and connections!

On the other hand, if you would like to interact with people and talk to someone over forums, we have dedicated subcommunities for over 45+ topics covering a wide range of mental illness support topics through various sub-forums. Our subcommunities provide support, awareness, events, as well as opportunities to participate in light-hearted icebreakers.

Apart from the above mentioned mental health services at 7 Cups, we have affordable therapy options allowing you to seek online therapy for mental health problems with an online therapist, licensed psychologist, and other mental health professionals. This support is affordable as compared to other online and offline services or other options like support through insurance companies. Therapists are also available to talk to throughout the week on working days.

While our community can help support you after you have lost someone else to suicide, 7 Cups is not to be used in the state of active/passive suicidal thoughts - for such cases, please visit helpful resources such as the Samaritans or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. For a complete list of helpful resources, click here.

If you would like to gain further insight and helpful information about different mental health topics, you can visit our Community Questions and Answers pages, or read our Expert Mental Health News and Advice articles. Other main features you can explore include our self-help guides and growth paths based on treatment protocols available for free!

The bottom line is, you are never alone - 7 Cups is a community aiming to provide compassion on a global scale. There are various ways to talk to someone at 7 Cups. These include 1-on-1 conversations based on active listening and support through trained listeners, group chats with support discussions and Sharing Circles, and the subcommunity forums. Other features that you may find helpful include the growth paths, community questions and answers, as well as expert advice sections.

Banjothebudgie

Connoisseur 6
Listens to Over 18
in last week
At the moment I will not be taking member chats due to my focus on my current leadership roles. My leadership roles include: Room supporter Project agent Care team(listeners) Forum supporter Group Support Outreach Program Academy project agent LCI team  Academy project agent Safety Patrol Team Chat Room Moderator Peer Supporter STL- LGBT+ sub community   Doorkeeper Community mentor I have personal experience with the LGBT+ community  as I identify as lesbian. Please send a personal request and if need be send an offline message to me. That way I will respond quickly. I am not a long term listener and on average will spend 30 minutes with each member to maximise the quality of the chat. Have a great day!!!  Note: I do not take gender/ dysphoria related issues because I have little to know experience with these issues.   
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1070
United States

AriadneLove

Proficient
Listens to Teens & Over 18
in last week
Hello, Thank You for checking my profile! (IMPORTANT if you are having anxiety, panic attack Now and I am offline please scroll to the bottom of this text to the section marked:  🐬;Unfortunately, I'm not able to take any chat requests from members at the moment. Please feel free to connect with the other >listeners<. For a live chat (live support in chatrooms, academy programs, cooperation, chatting) please kindly use this >form<, so we can get in touch as soon as desirable.)I am Aria, nice to virtually meet You. For me, it is significant that You feel comfortable and safe talking with me. I will be more than happy to do anything I can for us to talk in a friendly and trustful atmosphere.My purpose in 7Cups:I am here to listen to You because what you feel, think matters, support You to the best of my ability,  be with You so You do not feel like You are alone and assist with figuring out steps in your situation. (I will try to tell you the basic things about me which could be decisive for You to know before You start talking to someone)My personality: I am a rational,  optimistic, and open-minded person. I do not have a 'judgment bone' :)  For me talking things out is often helpful with getting clarity and identifying the best next step with any issue. Do you know what is your Personality Type?  You might enjoy finding it out > here<. I would love it if you drop me a line about what you have found out and how did it make you feel.My personality type is Protagonist A  „…Protagonists take a genuine interest in other people, approaching them with warm sociability and a helpful earnestness. They are valued for the capacity for insightful and inspiring communication and sensitivity to the needs of others.’’(16personalities.com)My Experience:I had a lot of challenging events in my life including health issues, relocation to another country, meaningful relationships, school/work troubles. All resulted in me being personally acquainted with anxiety, panic attacks, sleep troubles, and personal crises. Those events transformed my life drastically, I became braver and changed my path.Me Now: I am checking the box 25-30 years old. I am a working student pursuing a totally new career, so I can help people. I am interested in being productive and healthy, so I enjoy learning about self-development a lot. Also, I love philosophy, psychology, communication, and business literature. In my self-care time, I enjoy listening to jazz or rock. Thank You so much for reading until this point, You are a very carrying soul! ________________________________Keywords: safety patrol, peer support, mentor, moderator, room supporterI am looking forward to seeing a message from You in my chat! _________________________(I trust my Tweens are able to support you with issues that are out of my range)   @alwaysindigo is my generous, devoted and very gifted Tea Twin.  They are so electrifying and knowledgeable,  thanks to them I am on my way to speak a new language.  Indigo have experience helping with eating disorders,  self-harm,  bullying, exercise motivation,  forgiveness,  sleeping well and others.   @jovialButterfly6752 is my brain mirror image, sometimes it seems we absolutely, can communicate telepathically. Jovi is a tireless innovator and the most efficient leader. They are  Global Community Mentor, Community Mentor for Support Plus, Quality Mentor and Listener Coach, so you can reach them if you want to boost your skills or engage in community projects.   @kindLemonade is my incredible Multipotentialite Twin. With their kaleidoscopic abilities, they challenge me to be better every day. Lemon is Academy Mentor, Doorkeeper and Moderator, so you can reach out to them with inquiries about  CDM program; Healthy Living, Positivity & Gratitude, Mindfulness Center Subcommittees.@mentalspace7cup is my talented Listener Twin. A very kind, loving and caring person. They can support with issues like depression, loneliness, eating disorder,  and others.  @SparkyGizmo is my kind friend. Honorary recipient of Aria's Biggest Heart Award. One of the most encouraging and supportive people here on 7Cups._____________________________   🐬 I am so sorry you are going through severe anxiety right now. I know it is very scary and even physically hurtful sometimes, but You will be Ok. It is not a physical failure it is just your brain got scared because of some trigger. A panic attack usually lasts between 5 and 20 minutes, rarely up to an hour (www.nhs.uk) but It Will Pass, it always does. Please if you have the ability to reach people who can support you it might be a good idea to do so.The most important thing is to get in control of your breathing, it might calm down your brain. 1) Diaphragm breathing helps when you have difficulties breathing and will help to calm down, here is the link to a video guide Breathing   If you need it urgently, the direct instructions about breathing start at 00.43 (You can come back to my profile to try other steps after checking the link) 2) It is possible to use the gif below to regulate the birthing rhythm. Just breath in when the flower opens and out when it closes: You are doing well! You will calm down soon.3) To calm the anxiety it is important that we Ground ourselves there are many techniques to do it including Bilateral stimulation. Here is one of them, it is simple and can be done in any situation: Butterfly   If you need it urgently, the direct instructions start at  00.17You might search for 'grounding technique’, 'bilateral stimulation’, 'dissociation for fear/thoughts’, 'cognitive defusion techniques’ to find more mechanisms that can help you to calm your anxiety.4) Defusion, separation from fear. Anxiety usually circles a scary thought in your mind, you feel afraid. Please instead of saying 'I am anxious about… or I am afraid of… ' try to use this templet out-loud:1*st say: I am feeling fear about….. after saying that  2*say: I have a thought that I am feeling fear about…after go for 3*saying: I have noticed a thought that I am feeling fear about…5) I am so proud of you for helping yourself and seeking support! If you feel like it please connect with another Listener. You might benefit from getting in touch with the listener, who has personal experience with Anxiety, to do it click "More filters” -> „Topic” -> „Anxiety" and you will see the list with listeners. Browse for listeners hereYou are amazing and so strong for coping with anxiety! ❤️ My love and care are with you! I hope you will feel better as soon as it is only possible.(Please,  write to me few lines about how are you feeling after the crisis or when you are feeling like it because I am worried about you. I will answer as soon as I see it)
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Poland

PoliteOcean

Marvel 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
**Please note changes** I'M  CURRENTLY TAKING A BREAK FROM CHATS AT THIS TIME..... I APOLOGIZE, HOWEVER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BROWSE FOR ANOTHER ONE OF OUR MANY WONDERFUL &  AVAILABLE LISTENERS. "BROWSE LISTENERS HERE"   (However, my Pm's are always open if you are  in need of help or assistance "outside" of chats.)~   Hello, Glad you found me here on 7cups of Tea. I am PoliteOcean~ (You can call me "OCEAN")~~ I'm a Spouse, a Parent, and also registered in the Healthcare Field.~  I am also a Fitness Instructor with a passion for Dance, ZUMBA, & POUND~.... I am here to listen,support and not judge and will be glad to talk with you! I cannot solve all problems but I've gone through many of my own personal issues so perhaps I can help! Please feel free to contact me. If I'm away, please leave me a message. My Pm's are always open.**LISTENING STRENGTHS** *Family Stress *Healthy Living & Fitness*Parenting **CURRENTLY ACTIVE IN*** COMMUNITY MENTOR LEADER* HEALTHY LIVING TEAM LEADER & SUPPORT ROOM LEADER*ADULT CHATROOM AND FORUM MENTOR   * Group Moderator* Discussion Trainer* Verified Listening Team * Door Keeper  
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2063
United States

AnnaTess

Veteran 2
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hi there, I'm Anna (she/her). Let's chat! You feeling heard, respected, and comfortable are my top priorities. Due to real-life obligations, I am not able to take new member or mentorship chats at this time. Thank you for your understanding!ABOUT ME  I'm a Canadian in my twenties and an incoming graduate student in psychology and neuroscience. I love literature, yoga, hockey, baking very badly, cooking even worse, music, and exploring.CHAT TOPICS While I am happy to talk about most topics, I have the most experience with: anxiety + panic attacks, breakups, motivation and setting goals, lgbtq+, chronic pain, psychosis + hallucinations, grief, trauma, and general stress. I will not take chat topics dealing with terminal illness or cancer. LISTENER ROLES - Quality Mentor - Chatroom Mentor - Chat Support & Peer Support - Sharing Circle Support Room Leader  - Global Moderator - Group Support Mentor Leader - Sharing Circle - Adult-Teen Listener <3  Listener Twin to @ifyouknowtocountcountwithme & @PuzichkinCat & @LuluRings Catanna!  ⸜(· O · )⸝
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971
Canada

LuLuRings

Epitome 19
Listens to Over 18
in last week
~ Not Currently Taking New Member Chats, Thank You~Listeners wanting to chat about mentoring, do a practice mock chat, or otherwise, please fill this FORM to request a time to meet.About MeHi there! I'm Luke, and I'm 33 and from Georgia in the US. Happy to be here and to lend a listening ear to those in need. I have experience with parenting, family-related stress, and relationship stress and am a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but please feel free to reach out with anything on your mind and we can try to talk it out.   Please don't hesitate to reach out whenever. I'm on the east coast in the US, so be mindful of possible timezone differences. I also have a family and work, so bear with me if I don't get back to you immediately. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are particularly busy for me personally, so I may be extra slow to respond, if at all, on those days. Regardless, I will try to get back to you as soon as I can, even if it says I'm offline.7 Cups InvolvementSafety Patrol Member Family & Caregiver Support Team Leader Listener Learning & Journey Community Mentor Safety & Knowledge Team Project Agent Anonymous Evaluations Team Leader Quality Mentor Leader Group Support Mentor Leader Chat Room Mentor Doorkeeper~Personal AnnouncementsThe Family & Caregiver Subcommunity is recruiting for all positions right now! We cover topics such as family stress, parenting, and caregiver stress, as well as many more. If you're interested in joining or have any questions, send me a message! We'd love to have you aboard! Have a fun recipe to share? Post it HERE.  Interested in promoting safety on 7 Cups? Join the Safety Awareness Team!~Listener Twins@ambercares@jrod1986@PeaceLoveandPaws@LifeIsABeautifulMelody@AnnaTess ~"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." - Robin Williams
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37832
United States

compassionateTree4567

Genius 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I turn my online status on. Orange means busy, green means i am online, red offline Apologies in advance if I'm not able to listen as you'd like to be. I am only a volunteer listener here & have my own struggles too*I will be occasionally dropping by group chats or taking selected 1-1's for the meantime* :) *Please read my whole bio first!!!!!!*Please find under 'categories' the topics I am comfortable taking.- I am an Adult-Teen Listener. I mostly listen to teens - I have various roles here.(In case you are wondering if I take PTSD chats --> *I take PTSD chats specifically on SA.* *If you are in an active situation, I'd appreciate it if you have a healthy resolution in mind or willing to. Please also don't hesitate to reach out to a crisis line.* It takes a lot of courage and strength to be here and to talk about your issues, it means you are wanting to be better. You can only help yourself in the end. I am not here to dictate or tell you what to do. I am/We are here to listen, give you emotional support and support your feelings. Everyone else can tell us good advices, but it's up to yourself to act on it in a sensible and healthy manner for YOURSELF. You are heard and you are valid. I know it is difficult however you must be willing to change and take the necessary actions towards healing. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PM. I WILL ANSWER AS SOON AS I CAN. i do not tolerate unnecessary rudeness. Just like you, i've had and have struggles & hardships.  I would appreciate mutual respect.   
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2672
South Africa

DigitalKnight

Guru 5
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I AM ON A BREAK TILL NOVEMBER. THANKS! Due to my leadership roles, i am unfortunately unable to take 1-1 Chat Requests   Part of the Safety Patrol Outreach team SPOT Anonymous Evaluations Feedback Team (Note - Feedback will only come from @7cupsFeedback and @Teen7cupsFeedback)   Please consider connecting with one of our amazing listeners Here     *Under Construction*
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933
Pakistan

kindLemonade

Genius 1
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I am not taking on any new member chat.Please find other listeners >here<If you are interested in hosting sessions in the Healthy Living roomPlease kindly book a meeting with me >here<Due to commitments offline,I will NOT beon 7cups between Saturday afternoon toMonday afternoon (weekly - Eastern Time)Artwork made by my wonderful mentor @ouiCherieClick here for Healthy Living SchedulesOn Friday, the Healthy Living room is open for 24 hours! Please feel free to make use of the room however you want to stir up discussions related to Healthy Living's topics. Otherwise, get ready to catch our pop-up hosts! Artwork made by my twinnie @jovialButterfly6752 Original Stick Crew idea from @DigitalKnight Progress Not Perfection 🍋Lemo Upcoming Events 🍋 (TBA) ‣Free Mindfulness Exercises>HERE<   MY CURRENT ROLES I am a verified listener, mentor and global forum supporter on 7cupsACADEMY ‣Academy Mentor for CDM (Content Development & Marketing)  ‣Graduate for GLDD, LDP & Internship, QLP (with honors)  ‣Trainee for CDM ‣Past: Academy mentor for GLDD & Project Agent for LDPSUB-COMMUNITY ‣Co-Support Team Leader for Healthy Living ‣Chatroom Moderator for Healthy Living,Positivity & Gratitude, Mindfulness CenterOTHERS ‣Peer Supporter ‣Listener Chatroom Supporter ‣Doorkeeper ‣Discussion Host for Listener Discussion, Peer Support Discussion, ALE sessions, Pop-up events, Past: LCI, LSC, SC ‣Past: Team Lightship, Project Agent for Sharing Circle & Listener Sharing Circle TWINNIE‣ 🐺 Wolfie Twinnie: @DigitalKnight ‣ 🎶 Events Twinnie: @Star996  ‣ ❤️ Room Supporter Twinnie: @MilaTheListener ‣ 👽 Alien Twinnie: @mentalspace7cup   ‣ 🎨 Multipotentialite Twinnie: @AriadneLove (she made my profile picture!) ‣ 👭🏼 Peer Support Twinnie: @unique73 ‣💅 Self-care & Higs Twinnie: @jovialButterfly6752What's your favorite self-care activities? When life gives you Lemonade, practice mindfulness
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1134
United Kingdom

blitheEmbrace27

Exemplar 2
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
❗️❗️ ON A SELFCARE BREAK ❗️❗️ .•* Hey there cool person reading my profile. I hope you know that you are awesome, and beautiful/handsome just the way you are  .•* Ive been through a lot, and can relate to many things. I’ve had a fair share of my own battles and mountains ive had to climb.  .•* I’m a non-judgemental person, i like to think I’m pretty fun and chill as well. Im here if you need a friend, or just a place to vent.  .•* I wish I could take everyone’s pains away and replace it with happiness. Unfortunately I can’t, but I can do my best at making things easier for you.  .•* call it cliche, but I really want to make a difference in the world, and make a difference in peoples lives.  .•* Positive Vibes, Positive Mind, Positive life .•* Some of my favourite quotes: ”I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. So don't give up your dreams.” “nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. it’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it.” “Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful”                                    ❤️❤️❤️ ~ May love, peace, sunshine & happiness be part of your life always~ My roles on cups: -Verified listener  -Adult - Teen listener -Safety patrol-Room supporter -Chat supporter/Peer supporter - Forum supporter (depression support) - Global moderator  - Community Mentor (depression support)  - Quality Mentor  - Support room mentor (depression support)  -LDP mentor  - Doorkeeper  - Support session leader for disability. Thursday’s at 3pm ET  -Occasional Sharing Circle/Healthy Habbits Host
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5593
United States

CheeryMango

Paragon 9
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
 Please expect a delay in my response for the next few days.    Welcome to    Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag, Ciao, Ola, Ni Hao I'm Mango and I'm here to offer you my support and encouragement as best as I can. I'm comfortable with listening to topics such as student life, forgiveness, general mental health, getting unstuck and more. I'm always willing to chat with you about anything that is on your mind. Feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! Please note that my 1-1 chats with members are only an hour. Fun things to know about me: I'm very competitive about trivia and games, an avid pasta eater, book lover, all-time napper and science lover.   Involvement on 7cups: 🥭Adult-Teen Listener 🥭Community Mentor for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Moderator for Family & Caregivers 🥭Chatroom Mentor, Chat Supporter & Peer Supporter for Listener Rooms 🥭Community Mentor Leader for the Relationship & Friendship Support Subcommunity  🥭Doorkeeper 🥭Global Chatroom Moderator 🥭Safety Patrol 🥭Subcommunity Ambassador   You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Winnie the Pooh Mango Art by @HopieRemi:
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1672
Bahamas

Xe

Advanced 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Not taking new member chats right now, due to being busy with other tasks.~About me~I'm a Community Leader which means I'm involved in supporting subcommunities on 7cups. My roles are as follows, Group Support Mentor Leader I manage resources and overlook ethical management of initiatives over the whole Group Support area under this role, which means you can approach me if: -You are interested in being a community leader. -You have feedback about group support. -You have ideas about resources or scripts which would benefit our community.Support Team Leader: Personality Disorders SubcommunityChatroom Moderator: Trauma Support Room Supporter: LGBTQ+/MOGII Room (The art in my pfp and this Gif do not belong to me, credits to their artist will be inserted soon)I am a Vegan Queer Feminist. My pronouns are He/Him.Engaged in community activitiesYou would lowkey find me in community rooms.I'm here to provide you with a safe nonjudgmental space where you can freely express yourself and get the attention, patience and understanding you deserve. 🍵 I hope our journey together enables your healing and gives you some peace of mind 🍵 _______________________________________________________________Comfortable with all topics, more confident with the following ones:Dissociative disorders, DID ( Dissociative Identity Disorder), OSDD PTSD, c-PTSD Trauma, Abuse Learning disabilities, Selective Mutism, OCD LGBTQIA+, Queerphobia  Schizophrenia, Psychosis  Imposter Syndrome, Grief, Spirituality, Relationships Discrimination: Racism, Casteism, Classism Student problemsPersonality Disorders: Cluster A: Schizoid, SchizotypalCluster B: Antisocial, Narcissistic, Borderline Cluster C: Avoidant______________________________________________________________Accessible crises resources and helplines:RESOURCES & HOTLINES - Google Sheets projectlets.org save.org thetrevorproject.org LGBTQIA+ rainn.org sexual assault  childhelplineinternational.org thehotline.org domestic abuse  Aasra.org India crisistextline.org US/UK/Canada/Ireland lifeline.org.au -australia  suicidepreventionlifeline.org USA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
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62
India

PeaceLoveandPaws

Genius 3
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
I am no longer accepting member chats. Please use this link to browse listeners: Browse ListentersHello and Welcome!! I'm Paws (she/her pronouns, please). I'm a wife, mom, and lover of cats! I have a degree in English Lit but spent my career in Human Services. I enjoy reading, watching horror movies and television series, photography, and collecting vintage handbags. My greatest passion is orphaned/abandoned infant kittens rescue.My favorite movies of all time are 'City of Angels', 'The Color Purple', and 'Forrest Gump'.The songs I feel inspired by are:'Bold as Love' by Jimi Hendrix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMM3jIkDGk'Sara' by Fleetwood Mac https://youtu.be/KOVyBhVsOV0 'I'm Still Standing' by Sir Elton John https://youtu.be/ZHwVBirqD2s 'Kyrie' by Mr. Mister https://youtu.be/9NDjt4FzFWY 'Thank U' by Alanis Morissette https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1_V-0iDu_0Support Team Leader for Family and Caregivers Community Mentor Leader for Family and CaregiversMy listener twins: www.7cups.com/@lulurings and www.7cups.com/@cheerymango  
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1553
United States