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to live honestly, listen deeply, breathe fully, laugh heartily, & learn continually.
i'm an aquarius. i 100% believe in compassion, understanding and being open to new experiences. i'm a humanist. i love that i learn so much from every friend & stranger. i love walking slowly, hiking and being still, contemplating life and letting go of my thoughts. i love eating & drinking. i love sleeping & dreaming. i love singing in spanish. love singing in general. i love lower-case letters. I love learning new things. have an instagram called "something.new.every.day" ;) i love hearing stories & laughing until it hurts. and i love being so comfortable with someone that we can either be loud & crazy or completely silent.
I have a company called The AtHome Experience which focuses on unplugging from the usual high-speed connections and having more meaningful interactions through the healing arts and sustainable living. The goal is to help people feel better, fulfilled, welcome & At Home. www.TheAtHomeExperience.com
to live fully. to be open to new ideas and perspectives. to not assume but rather be available for the unexpected. to learn. to feel. to watch. to notice the subtlety, and to be generous in heart.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
hoping to collide with people in my own country and others. to offer my couch and get to know interesting new people, whether it's for coffee or a couch or venturing out. i have always imagined a great society would be one where we all can give and receive freely.
all my couchsurfing experiences have been so different (whether i was on the couch or visa versa) and i really appreciate that. there is not one couch or encounter i like better than another - frankly, i just completely dig the opportunity to embrace the myriad experiences. in life, in general, i learn so much, but sharing a space with someone is really enlightening and it feels so good to know i'm helping someone out. i wish more of life was like this.
singing, learning/doing new things; reading, hiking, maps, laughter, capoeira, duende, cooking (!!!), olives, silence, flexibility, spicy food... and soft ginger candy.
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Gotan Project, Etta James, Jose Merce, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Virginia Gamez, Jolie Holland, Mano Chao, Max Richter, Cafe TaCuba, Ojos de Brujo, Jimmy Scott, Susan Tedesi, Dinah Washington, Nellie McKay, Ani Difranco, Jeff Buckley, Keeley Smith, Damian Rice, Mercedes Sosa, Will Dailey, Gabriel Moreno. MOVIES: 8 1/2, Into The Wild, Motorcycle Diaries, Sex & Lucia, Heaven, Institute Benjamenta, Wedding Crashers. BOOKS: Everything by Coelo (everything!) also books by Cocteau, Bukowski, Miller, Hesse, Baudelaire, Rilke.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
burning man. Spain. living in a crazy city... living on a remote farm. life.
Teach, Learn, Share
i really want to learn:
to speak spanish and portuguese! and shooting & editing movies.
i can teach/share:
reflexology, stringing jewelry, acting (especially viewpoints, & suzuki techniques), and basics of photography,
What I Can Share with Hosts
time. food. wine. bike rides. hikes.
Countries I’ve Visited
Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In