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Overview

  • 2 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • I am a manager at the local health food store.
  • I currently have a Bachelor of Specialized Studies (Gende...
  • From Warren, OH
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Breathe, breathe, breathe.

ABOUT ME

I am an upbeat person. Couchsurfing is new to me. I try to spend as little time on the computer as possible, but I have a feeling it will be worth it.

PHILOSOPHY

I am trying to live my life with enough. By that I mean enough time for things, enough money, enough belongings, etc. I don't want too much, and I don't want too little. I want to make ends meet comfortably and that's all.

I also am trying to mean what I say and say what I mean. I've been working on this one for several years. Words are incredibly powerful.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've couchsurfed in Savannah, Georgia with Good Ole Boy. It was a wonderful first couchsurfing experience.

Interests

I am currently very interested in dance. I love dancing socially to music in bars and festivals. I love dancing at drum circles. I also love organized dancing. I am also interested in medicinal herbs, homeopathy, non-violent communication, and the Mayan calendar.

  • books
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • dining
  • clothing
  • music
  • medicine

Music, Movies, and Books

Lately I have been listening to Alela Diane(a great folk singer with a poetic appreciation for nature), Moby (amazing beats and the repetition to put me in a trance and dance), and the Meters. If you listen to the Meters while doing chores, you can go for hours. The grooves make chores easy. I love live music as well.

I have been reading Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston. This is the second book I have read of her's and it is quite inspiring. It mirrors my "enough-ness" philosophy-- especially with belongings. If each belonging I have is sacred and special to me, then I need very little. I am also reading Your Money of Your Life by Joe Dominguez (way more spiritual than I thought a money book could be) and Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg. I am trying to create ease in life with important communication skills.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I spent one month in Beijing studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. I am not certified, but highly interested. In China, people pay their physicians after they become well -- a novel idea.

Another interesting cultural note: many Chinese do not use diapers with their infants. It's really cool (and less wasteful). All Chinese baby clothes have a slit in the crotch-area. When in public and an infant needs to go, the caretaker will lay square piece of fabric on the ground (or maybe even something like a thick paper, not sure) and hold the infant over the fabric and the infant or toddler just goes. Then the caretaker gathers the used fabric and I assume stuffs it where a person may stuff a dirty diaper. I have seen this in person. It's amazing. There is a small movement of parents using this method in the U.S. It's called Elimination Control. A diaper-free child. It's very cool.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know how to can food for long-term storage (without refrigeration!). I am also quite organized and very helpful when it comes to de-cluttering.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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