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  • Fluent in English
  • 67, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • oil and mural painter. Also, I do massage therapy, other...
  • Mills College, Oakland, CA, B.A: Certified Accurpressuris...
  • From Ames, Iowa
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About Me


Touch the energy of the world. Go to India to celebrate my birthday.


Female, 59 (young 59). I keep myself engaged in life so I practice Vipassana meditation and Yoga regularly. For many years I was an anti-nuclear activist with a watchdog group outside of the Lawrence Livermore National Nuclear Weapons Laboratory. We did research, organized public education and published articles among other things. I attended a woman's college in Oakland. My father was a Geology professor. Growing up I traveled each year with our family to various exotic places around the U.S. I have also been to Jamicia, Bimini, England, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece and Canada.


My philosophy is probably Buddhist but I am very open minded about other religions and practices. Many paths. I always try to find a greater truth and meaning in my situations and in others.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I was invited to join this network by my Yoga teacher. I participate by making my door open to visitors from around the world. Currently, I am looking for an acceptable stay in Kochi. I will first be traveling to Ayuryogashram an Ayurvedic resort located at Parlikad, near Thrissur, then onto Kochi.

In future I am happy to open my home in the Sierra Nevada to surfers but that can only be during the months of April-October.


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I paint. You can find me on Facebook where I have posted several albums of photos of my work. I have many spiritual interests and meditate.

  • education
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • painting
  • teaching
  • geology
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

I have recently enjoyed the movies "Enlighten Up!" and "The Botany of Desire". I have many interests but tend to enjoy historical books and documentary movies that tell me of another time or place I might never know about. My husband is a classical symphony musician so I am familiar and enjoy that répertoire.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've stood on glaciers as they moved. I walked out to the ocean edge to view erupting lava. I have whitewater rafted on the Snake River. I have cared for and raised two children. I've climbed in Yosemite. I chased a tornado. I have been to several tropical islands. I used to row crew in college. I came face to face with a big horn ram in the Cascades. I meditated 10 hours a day for 10 days once. I could go on and on.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can offer massage knowledge and techniques, no doubt useful for travelers to use on themselves and each other. Just because we can do something we don't think of it as a skills because it just comes to us easily. However, there are many useful things I could teach simply because I am a little older.

Countries I’ve Visited

Jamaica, Norway

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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