Dr. Maridel Enjoys Various Sources of
Awe __ Joy __ Grace __ Happiness __ Blessings :
Beauty of nature _ warmth of noble friendships _ laughter _ animal welfare _
tennis _ art _ plays classic guitar _ martial arts _ yoga _ ecology _ helping people.
Avid Reader, Books : Greek classical philosophy, world history, cultural anthropology, theology, traditional and holistic medicine, biography of great people, literature, travel, prose & poetry, psychoanalysis, nature, spirituality, wildlife, criminal justice system, law-enforcement, classic films based on books, song writing. Talking with brilliant authors.
Peak Performance in Endurance Sports : Healthy Lifestyle / Nutrition _ Good Sleep _ Rest _ Motivation _ Positive Mind-Set _ Vitality ! _ training world-class athletes _
Teaching Philosophy & Psychology in universities in Europe : Our U.S. Military and The American College Catholic Seminary of KULeuven, Belgium _ Learning. _ Public Speaking _ Facilitating Spiritual Retreats _ Fellowship <> Solitude
Continuing Education Requirements. USA Psychology Doctor Licenses :
Forty (40) Credit Hours of Professional Development activities and courses
every two years. Do more than 40 hours. Useful, fun, and refreshing.
World-Adventures / Ultra Marathons / Races : Seven (7) Continents.
Done (5) : Africa . Asia . North America . Europe . Central America
Bucket – List (2) : Oceana ~ New Zealand / Australia . Antarctica ?!
“Mens sana in corpore sano.” <> A healthy mind in a healthy body.
Enjoyable / Challenging Runs : Mt. Everest, Himalayas _ Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa _African Safari, Hot-Air Balloon Ride / Serengeti Annual Migration _ African Orphanage. Dance with Maasai Warriors: traditional red robes / spears _ Panama, Latin America. The Original Marathon, Athens, GREECE _ Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon, ALASKA.
Holy Land Pilgrimage, ISRAEL : Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Wall of Prayer, Garden of Gethsemane, Floating in the Dead Sea, Tomb of Lazarus, Masada, Mount Tabor, etc.
Led by famous New Testament Theologian / Scholar / Author, Prof. Dr. Raymond F. Collins.
Music : German Classical . Italian Opera . American Rock __ Volunteer __ Playing ! Pro Bono Psychology Services __
Love for EUROPE and its Culture & People _
Fond of AFRICA : Beauty of Nature, WildLife, Sanctuary Parks & Conservation.
Belgian Chocolates __ Belgische Frietjes __ races fun + powerful red Corvette.
cheering NASCAR, IndyCar Racing, OLYMPiCS __ beautiful mountains / trails : Colorado.
Magnificent, clear, warm – cool, azure blue … Mediterranean Sea
and delicious cuisines from different mediterranean countries : ancient & rich cultures, many languages, various healthy lifestyles, beautiful marine wildlife, friendly + lively people, great universities, lovely architecture / art / music / literature, diverse religions / spiritualities.
Cared for handsome / smart RescueCats _ meditation _ feeds pretty but hungry Wild Birds.
Deep Appreciation ~ Maridel’s Beloved Mentors : LEONOR, Mother Extraordinaire ! Antoine VERGOTE, PhD Promotor, Legendary Philosopher, Theologian, Psychoanalyst. Early catholic education : elite private schools by German Benedictines and U.S. Jesuits.
Full Academic Scholarship ( 8 years ) : Catholic University of Louvain. Belgium. Europe.
KUL Studies : Clinical Psychology . Spirituality . Theology . Philosophy . Psychoanalysis
First Woman – Elect President : International PHD Students Association.
Trusted + Popular Student Leader. KULeuven.
Opened : Free Mental Health Clinic for the Disadvantaged, State of Colorado.
In Gratitude for the Amazing 8 Year Full Academic Scholarship, KULeuven, Belgium.
Scholarship Awarded by Antoine Vergote, KULeuven, King & Queen of Belgium.
Hikes with gorgeous, super intelligent, athletic, young, loyal, strong but always gentle, champion bloodline, high energy, happy, playful English Cream Golden Retriever. When I grow up, I want to be just like our adorable English Golden Retriever !
Ignatian Spirituality. ” Finding God in All Things.” Spiritual Discernment.
Fun Badass Dream Car : Ferrari Super Fast 812. Rosso Corsa (Racing Red). Writing.
Hanging out with : kind _ bright _ joyful _ noble _ loving _ fun _
humble High Achievers _ with healthy lifestyles and “pure hearts.”
GAZiNG … Meditating, almost daily ….. for many happy years :
at our Magnificent Leuven Town Hall, Belgium ~ EUROPE.
at our Beautiful Colorado National Monument ~ USA.
” just being ” … moments of creative silence …
“Niksen” ( “doing nothing” ) … German. Healthy Dutch Lifestyle.
“Niksen” is not laziness ! <> It’s an Effective Stress Management.
Complements a meaningful, intense & busy lifestyle. Helps prevent burnout.
Balance : Love, Work, Play. Cool Rhythm : Service, Rest, Rejuvenation.
” Tell me … what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life ? “ Mary Oliver.