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I am dedicated to uplifting myself and others into Richer, Fuller Lives through Integrity, Caring, and Humor.
In April of 2017, I moved from Sacramento CA to Chapel Hill NC, then I found my own place in Raleigh NC .
I look, think, and act, younger than my years. I am a good listener, strong, gentle, patient, understanding, caring, and witty. I meditate daily, and I work out 6-7 times a week. I'm a Certified Life Coach (coachlyon.net), Certified Aromatherapist, and was a Chef/Instructor for many years. I have an incredible 25 year old daughter who lives Chapel Hill NC, and will be going to UNCW this Fall. I'm currently an online TOEFL Rater for ETS . I'm well traveled, and still like to travel - my fluent Spanish helps where it is spoken. I have a George Carlin-esque sense of humor, and my senses are very acute. I'm into Simple, but Elegant; Intelligence - not Intellectualism; I prefer casual and I "know" how to be formal (even own a Tux!);
I believe that QUALITY always "speaks for itself." I'm very handy around the house. I went to UC Berkeley in the 60's, and I left my "Macho" in Costa Rica after Peace Corps. I do not need to watch sports on TV (I rather be playing, or doing something active) - yet I do enjoy an occasional Basketball or Baseball game with 'company'.
"Being in the present, and getting the highest, and best, experience possible. My goal is to uplift myself and all those I come in contact with into richer, fuller lives."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE: Have hosted dozens from around the globe. Have surfed, so far, only in the US - Layton, UT; several CA cities with a few "repeat" visits with C-S friends! Most recently, I Surfed in a few places during my cross country journey to my new home in Raleigh NC.
Before CouchSurfing was an .org... Various and sundry stays with friends, relatives, and 'newly made friends' in Paris, Miami, Toronto, Westlake Village, Bologna, Ft. Myers Beach, NYC, Los Angeles, Costa Rica, rural MA, Seattle, ...et al.
Jokes, Entreprenuerial persuits, Food & Cooking, Community Service, Meditation, Cigars, Beer, Wine, Spirits, Coffee, Tennis, Squash, Photography, Nature, Music, Baby Boomers...
- working out
- watching sports
Music, Movies, and Books
'SHREK', 'The Bucket List', 'Ratatouille',
'Classic Rock' mostly, then the rest EXCEPT: Rap, Disco, and Opera
"Stranger in a Strange Land", "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind", "The Spiritual Warrior", Jay Abraham study materials, any Orson Scott Card novel.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Be in the WaterBirth tub - at home- as my daughter was being born.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share about Food and Cooking, Aromatherapy, Baby Boomers, Life Coaching, Mycology (mushrooms), Photography, "New Age" Spirituality, Alternative Medicine, Beer. Wine, Spirits, Cigars, and Lots of JOKES!
What I Can Share with Hosts
Usually I bring "taste treats" of my own creation, anywhere from my ownmade mustard, or BB-Q Sauce to an entire meal!
Countries I’ve Visited
Cayman Islands, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Spain, Switzerland
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Costa Rica, United States