Name: Christina M. Puchalski, MD.
Occupation: Physician, Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Director of The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health.
Education: BS, MA, Uuniversity of California Los Angeles. MD, George Washington University School of Medicine
Number of years in Arlington: 12
Wish for the community: Greater sense of community with an increased awareness of responsibility for each other.
One thing about your community that you enjoy, but which you don't think most people know about; or, something important for a newcomer to know: Very active community activities committee which helps foster a great sense of community.
Favorite Restaurant: Cafe Dalat.
Other favorite places: Great Falls, Old Town Alexandria, Mason Neck Park.
Favorite people in the community: The many different people I see on the street, in stores and in restaurants.
Tell us about a book, movie, vacation or other experience you enjoyed: I was invited to do a presentation on spirituality and health for a scientific exhibition cruise to the Antarctic. The journey was the most wonderful trip I have ever taken. he scenery and wildlife were spectacular. There was a sense of gentle solitude in which I experienced the awe and mystery of nature and life.
List your hobbies: Music, hiking, photography.