Athena Christoforakis

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

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  • Traveling the world volunteering along the way (www.lovet...
  • B.S. degree in Sport and Recreation Management
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About Me


( To help as many people on this earth as possible..."Be the change you want to see in this world..." -Gandhi


Living, loving, learning, accepting, and enjoying my path of life to the fullest...Free spirited and open minded...creative and artistic...always willing to help whomever and whenever if I can...putting forth my energy towards my inward journey... not only to become a better person each and everyday, but to help others around me along the way..."we cannot share with others what we do not have within"...striving always for...peace, love, patience, and happiness...clarity, wisdom, and understanding...hopefulness, forgivingness, and being at one with mother earth...mindful, aware, and non-judgemental...Together we can create a peaceful, loving earth...Life is about who we are internally, not what we have externally...ONE WORLD...ONE LOVE....namaste...light and ღⓛⓞⓥⓔღ... Much Lღ√Ƹ... ॐ ☮ ☯


live my life by this quote.... "BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THIS WORLD"-Gandhi

Favorite Quotes: "I see my path, but I don't know where it leads...Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it..

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page..."~St. Augustine

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving..." ~Lao Tzu

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe..."~Anatole France.

"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work..."- Mother Teresa

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier..."-Mother Teresa

"I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God..."-Mother Teresa

"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go..."-Mother Teresa

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. .."-Mother Teresa

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action..."- Mother Teresa

" If you lose hope, so you are simply killing the hero that lives within you..."

"Don't ever be afraid to try to make things might be surprised at the results."

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give...” - Winston Churchill

"Don't ever forget that you can achieve so many of the things you can imagine. It's not as hard as it seems..."

"The feeling of hopefulness sometimes comes from someone helping us. Think back to a time when you had lost hope. Many times we regained our optimism because someone gave us a helping hand..." -Catherine Pulsifer

"Whatever you give to life, it gives you back. Do not hate anybody. The hatred which come out from you will someday come back to you. Love others and love will come back to you."

"What we are today is a result of our own past actions: Whatever we wish to be in the future depends on our present actions; Decide how you have to act now.
We are responsible for what we are, whatever we wish ourselves to be. We have the power to make ourselves."

"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be..."

"Be the change you want to see in this world"-Gandhi

"May the sun....bring you new energy by day,
May the moon....softly restore you by night,
May the rain....wash away all your worries,
May the breeze....blow new strength into your being,
May you walk....gently through the world and know it's beautiful all the days of your life"

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things"

"The stronger and more radiant we are, the more we can serve as a positive influence in this world."

"May painful experiences become a blessing that transforms your life."

"We do not remember days, we remember moments."

"Our true character comes out in times of adversity"

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. the people who treat you right,forget about the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."

"Tears are words the heart can't say"

"I've learned that goodbyes will always hurt, pictures never replace having been there, memories good or bad will bring tears, and words can never replace those feelings."

"We are challenged in life only to triumph the hurdles. We must sometimes experience the sour so that we can enjoy the sweet."

"A friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes..."-Hugh Downs.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


With that being said...traveling is my passion and i have met many beautiful souls along the way... cs has made my journey a magical one...i have made soooo many great friends bcuz of this site and i continue 2 meet up/travel with them around the world...i hope to keep it going...meeting people full of life and having great experiences while doing it... thank you couch surfing...


check out my website I LOVE TRAVELING THE WORLD AND HELPING SAVE LIVES ALONG THE WAY, listening and sharing music, yoga, meditation, reading inspirational books, volunteering, painting/drawing,photography, nature, just about any sport, road trips, spending time outside, going out on the boat, fishing, hanging out and basically anything relaxing and chill...I would rather sit around a fire with positive people playing music at night then go hang out at a club...not really into the club scene...

visited 51 states (22.6%)Create your own visited map of The World or Brazil travel guide for Android

Music, Movies, and Books

Don't really watch television...Books:Living On Purpose, Many Lives, Many Masters, The Art Of Happiness, The Power of Now, Mindfulness, Shantaram, Tales of a Female Nomad, Eat Love Pray, Holy Cow, The Prophet, The Four Agreements, No Ordinary Moments-A Peaceful Warriors Guide To Daily Life, A New Earth-Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, The Celestine Prophecy, The Secrets of Shambhala, Stillness Speaks, Divine Revelation, The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind, Wings of Joy, books by Osho....and more to come (o;

Music:Too many to list but... really almost everything but heavy metal and some favorite is really chill relaxing music...i love ethnic and world music...not understanding the words doesn't matter to me if the beat is smooth and brings feelings of peace and happiness to my soul...Native American Music, Meditation Music, New specific order....Buddha Bar, Cafe Del Mar, Mary J. Blige, Steph Taylor, Enigma, Enya, Basshunter, Lasgo, Robert Miles, Hed Kandi, Jem, Sarah Brightman, MInistry of Sound, Toby Lightman, Evanescence, Cascada, Karunesh, Foster Perry, Akon, Timberland, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo, Ciara, Keisha Cole, Fantasia, Rhianna, Talib Kweli, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, India Arie, Sarah McLachlan, Madonna, Missy Elliot, Sebastien Leger, Si*Se, Sean Kingston, Nelly Furtado, The Fray, Nickelback, Total, Within Temptation, Hinder, Creed, Pink, Whitney Houston, Shakira, Hollywood Undead, Imogean Heap, Lifehouse, Musiq Soulchild, Missy Higgins, T.I., Frou Frou, Coldplay, Blue October, Yann Tiersen, The Last Goodnight, Holly Dolly, One Republic, Joss Stone, Gwen Stefani, Hoobastank, The Postal Service, Reina, Regina Spector, Sarina Paris, ..and the list goes on

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

* participated in the Athens Olympics 2004 women's basketball with the Greek National Team...we placed 7th (-;

* met H.H. The Dalai Lama in Disket, India @ one of his teachings...

* helping save lives in volunteering/joined forces with Love Thy Neighbor India...( saving the lives of children and the leprosy colony...(made them our sister organization to Love Thy Neighbor in Florida, U.S.A.-feeding the homeless)

Swam with sea turtles in Sri Lanka

Spent the entire night walking around and exploring Jeruselum's old city...Walked for hours exploring every road, alley, staircase, etc until the following day at noon :)

Teach, Learn, Share

We are all teachers and can learn so much from one another...We'd all be surprised at what we can teach each other and not even know it...So when we meet you can find out (-:

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Rwanda, Singapore, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Greece, India, Italy, South Africa, Spain, United States

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