Despina Gurlides

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Gender FEMALE
Location Petaluma, California, United States
Introduction Born in New York City of Greek immigrant parents, I spent the first four decades of my life passionately pursuing success. I obtained an MBA from New York University, moved up the corporate ladder, married an investment banker, and bought a coop in Manhattan and a house in the Hamptons. Having finally achieved the success I desired, I found myself depressed and miserable. Then it all fell apart, first when my husband asked for a divorce and then when I lost my job. What followed next was a passionate pursuit of spirituality, which moved me to California where I met a spiritual teacher and followed him for six years--as a student and also working for his foundation. I committed to waking up, but became immersed in spiritual concepts and judgments. Finally, the spiritual community fell apart and I found myself back in the corporate world working for a high tech company, and finally finding balance in my life. I find that I have a clear perspective on life--at least my life--that is both practical and spiritual, that I like to share. This is what feeds me and gives my life meaning and joy. I look forward to connecting with you at this level--of truth, freedom, and the heart.