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Random Bits of Kelle Trivia For The Terminally Curious
Note: If you're looking for the page on Kelle's resume and formal history in real estate and personal development, look here instead. If you're looking for fun, quirky stuff, then you've come to the right place!
Kelle used to work the Renaissance Faires. She played the character of April Showers. "Have you met my half sister May? Her father's the florist." She worked in the booths at the faire and is considered to be a master hair braider.
Kelle sings, writes music, and plays both piano and african drums. She does all of these out of passion - some with more skill than others ;-). Here's a couple of the songs that Kelle has recorded with a friend.
This song was written about Kelle's personal spiritual journey that she took in 2002. Walkabout is a term from Aboriginal cultures of Australia. The purpose of a walkabout is to walk out into the desert and keep walking until you find yourself. Kelle did this same thing, but she did it in her car. She gave away everything she owned, packed her camping gear and clothes in her car, and took off for points unknown. She spent six months on the road and went about 14,000 miles. Want an interesting story when you get to talk to her? Ask her about this journey. It's one of four times that Kelle has traveled cross-country.
This song was improvised by both Kelle and Daniel Singer (who is playing the keyboard for it). The song was made up on the spot, both words and music.
Kelle has lived in 9 different states and has moved in excess of 30 times (she's lost count).
She was once fluent in Spanish, to the point of thinking and dreaming in Spanish. She can tell you from personal experience that language determines thought. She knows this because she found herself holding one opinion on a subject when she thought of it in English and the opposite opinion of it when thinking about it in Spanish. (Don't ask her what the actual issue was, it was a long time ago and she can't remember exactly.) Of course all of this was many years ago. She has vague recollections of the language now and is good at smiling and nodding and saying things like "no mas rapido - yo tengo solo poquito Espanol".
Kelle grew up with a mother who was very into the New Age movement. She was reared on the ideas of Seth, Ram Das, Michael, Richard Bach, Abraham-Hicks, EST, etc. She learned how to do self-hypnosis at the age of 10 and started reading tarot cards at age 12. She owned a metaphysical store called Mystical Times and made a living as a psychic and energy healer. Kelle is a Reiki Master and has taken many classes in Shiatsu and other types of hands-on healing. She currently follows a shamanic path. If you want to know more, just ask.
Kelle loves to travel and has visited many locations around the world. She has even more on her list of places to see. Top fo the list? The pyramids of Egypt and the canals of Venice (preferably during Carnival).
She loves the ocean and is known to go out at midnight and sing to it.
She loves science fiction and fantasy novels.
Kelle considers herself to be a "spiritual masochist" in that she is constantly striving to learn and expand herself. She attends spiritual retreats each year as part of her commitment to this process.
Kelle has a background in theater, having appeared in many different productions over the years.
Her favorite movies are Dangerous Beauty and Auntie Mame.
Her secret guilty pleasures? Musicals and John Hughes films.
She has read Illusions by Richard Bach at least 10 times and The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy by Douglas Adams at least 4 times.
Her favorite quote from a book comes from So Long and Thanks For All The Fish:
"For though he did not know it, Robert McKenna was a Rain God. The clouds longed to follow him, to worship him, to water him."
She knows how to juggle.
Here's a video of Kelle at the Human Awareness Institute's FREE HUGS Day
Driven a tractor trailer (OK for about 2 minutes, but technicalities count)
Ridden a motocross motorcycle
Been on a hydrofoil
Gone horseback riding
Eaten chocolate covered ants & grasshoppers (anything chocolate is good right?), turtle soup (when it was legal), venison, buffalo, alligator, ostritch, and squirrel.
Been to a buddhist monastery
Visited the energy vortexes (vorticees?) in Sedona
Seen a Redwood forest
Walked in the Gulf Stream waters
Been to Mardi Gras
Ridden a cable car
Been in a nuclear submarine during an emergency blow ("Put her on the roof, Jonesy")
Skiied the Alps (terrifying experience)
Skiied the Rockies (mmmm - powder)
Been to Cirque Du Solei on VIP Tickets (definitely worth the extra cash)
Seen Aerosmith in Concert
Met John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, and Ile Nastase (OK - she was 5 yrs old, but she met them)
Braided Eddie Alpert's (from Green Acres) granddaughter's hair
Met Will Wheaton (Wesley Crusher from Star Trek TNG)
Is pen-pals with Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit and From Zero to Zillionaire
Ridden a bus for 22 hours
Had her braided into cornrows (call the fashion police!)
Been a blonde, a brunette and a redhead
Run a payroll company, been a bookkeeper, and at age 13 helped her mother open a home health care agency
Been the lead singer for a rock band
She wants to:
Go hot air ballooning
Visit the 7 Wonders of the Modern and Ancient World
Go into outer space
Meet the Dalai Lama and have a conversation about the nature of the universe
Drive a race car
Go on the American Orient Express during the Murder Mystery event
See Mama Mia and Moving Out
Learn to play piano like Billy Joel
Own a Mercedes SL550 Convertible
She is a Star Trek fan - although not a fanatic. Favorite episodes: The Perfect Mate and Darmok (both from TNG).
She enjoys board games.
She is terrible at calculus, even though she absolutely adored math all the way up through trigonometry.
She has a great aptitude for languages and accents.
Kelle loves to surround herself with people who are uniquely and authentically themselves. She appreciates the differences that make this world a fun and interesting place to live. She has the highest respect for people who own their own issues, do their internal and external work, and treat those around them with loving kindness and mutual respect.
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