I wanted to write an autobiography to help the community get to know who I am, mainly because I am not an outspoken person, I am a shy-introvert and sometimes makes it challenging for people to get to know me at first. This site paints a very detailed picture of who I am as a whole person; good, bad and all the shades in-between. This site has become a life-long work and inspiration for me; after all how can we understand others until we truly invest the time to understand ourselves. I sincerely hope you enjoy exploring the site and learning about who I am, all I have experienced and my hopes for the future.
Born on May 14, 1975 in Glen Burnie, Maryland at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Shortly after the passing of my father in 1980 we moved to Hampton Roads Virginia to be closer to my mother's side of the family. I have lived in Hampton Roads ever since.
I come from a very diverse family. My mother was born in Galax, a small town in the mountains of Virginia; my mother’s family is of Irish, Dutch, German and French descent. My father was born in Baltimore Maryland; my father’s family was from Lithuania and of Orthodox Jewish descent. My grandparents escaped the Holocaust and came to the United States to live the American dream. Both parents have passed, leaving 3 children, 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren to carry on the Garbus legacy.
My Dream & Calling in Life:
"To compassionately INSPIRE ...
everyone I encounter through authentic servant leadership..."
As I have grown older and wiser I have realized that my purpose in life is to help humanity shift paradigms through the expression of compassion. As we give compassion to others, it gives others permission to also express compassion. As this expression is shared person to person, the world changes and we change for the better. It is my small gift of gratitude in life that I choose to share with everyone I encounter. We can be the change we wish to see in the world. One heart, one person, one soul at a time...
Please use the navigation bar on the left to journey through topics that are of interest to me. Along your journey you will begin to get to know me as a human being. While we may not agree on all topics, our differences are what make us all human and unique. Above all else, I will never judge you for what makes us different - I will embrace it and love you for who you are. I often appear to be a very simple easygoing person, but there is always a lot going on just below the surface. If you are familiar with the Meyers-Briggs personality profile, I am an INFJ (Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging), which is by far the rarest personality type, but I am in the company of some very inspirational people throughout history.
I know it must cross many people's minds, why would I put my life story on the internet?!... It's pretty simple, I have nothing to hide and more to gain from people knowing actually who I am as opposed to any assumption someone might happen to make. It's about authenticity and being a real person and not a mask. It's about sharing the good and the bad that makes me who I am and opportunities that have built my character and enlightened my Spirit. I am one of those genuinely compassionate human beings walking around in a sometimes shallow, presumptive, judging and abrasive world. My policy is honesty and truth - its the only way we can truly be authentic and loving to ourselves and to others. I am a sincere law-abiding citizen. I couldn't hurt another living being under any circumstance, and if by accident I did, I would feel extreme guilt - it would scar me emotionally. I will often go out of my way to ensure I don't offend anyone simply out of respect. We can not expect kindness and compassion from others unless we are willing and able to first give it to others unconditionally. We have to be living examples of our highest principles.