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I am a Chinese medicine practitioner aka acupuncturist. Healing is my life's work, it's my description because its' a huge part of who I am. Most of what I do to better myself is so that I can be happier and be a better healer. I am very open minded, outgoing, often crass and fun. I swear, I love, I do stuff and things..I'm outgoing enough to be able to converse with anyone for even a little while. I enjoy really great food that is prepared by thoughtful chef's.
A lot of my life, how I operate etc,. is fairly unorthodox. I'm non religious yet kinda spiritual in my own way, I don't believe in monogamy, I do believe in reincarnation, I value ritual,I don't keep my mouth shut when I morally disagree with something, I care about the planet and hope that I take care of it beyond lip service ( I can always be better!),I'm pretty liberal , I care about feminism and social change, I typically travel alone and I love animals. I try to have fun, be fun and enjoy life and not take it too seriously while still paying attention to injustice/suffering/etc and working to make the world a better place in my own way.
I'm not really into partying and drinking. Don't get me wrong, I'm not past having a drink every so often, it's just not the main goal of my life. I'm a burner but I don't wear the uniform.
My only real rule is to never do anything I can't admit openly too. It pretty much keeps me in line
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host here in San Diego and surf abroad
Have hosted and been hosted and am completely enjoying my new life experiences and friends
Bodywork,Chinese medicine, acupuncture, Healing, Animals, Nature, People, Travel, transformational festivals, TED talks, ideas, personal growth as a spiritual path
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite movies: I "heart" Huckabees, American Beauty, The Emporers New Groove, Shrek, Silence of the Lambs, Young Frankenstein
Music: Thievery Corporation, Royksopp, Frou Frou, The Postal Service, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Hooverphonic, Wax Tailor
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
In Costa Rica I took this waterfall trek right after it had been raining all night. They warned us we may not make it thru, I had to walk thru rushing water, over rocks and moss to get to it. It was my 28th birthday and it was beautiful. For me it was awesome because I had never done anything like that before.
I also spent 2 months volunteering with www.mindfulmedicineworldwide.org in Nepal. Ask me about it!
Teach, Learn, Share
I have a lot of knowledge around holistic health, massage, bodies and traditional Chinese medicine
Countries I’ve Visited
Belize, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nepal, Spain, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Nepal, United States