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to fit 9 lives into 1 body
bringing different healing traditions together inside & outside the main systems of access and uniting physical & psychological care - writer - guide of experiential learning - i am a social butterfly and a lone wolf alike - i love the unpredictable life - gratitude is my primary spiritual practice - i laugh a lot a lot - i am deeply interested in human beings and madly in love with this planet
If you're not enjoying it, figure out how!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
My first time as a CS host was a magical experience! I have hosted numerous times since then and sometimes had my mind blown. I surfed with 3 different hosts on a glorious road trip, and it was absolutely delicious--so much more warm & interesting than crashing in motels or even hostels! Since then i've also had amazing hostesses in Indian cities--truly the way to take on Mumbai or Delhi, it turns out, and in one case i made an ally for life!
Once in the African city of Fez i wound up being taken in very suddenly by a Moroccan family. It was an absolutely incredible experience--so much better than anything i might have drummed up by the more standard tourist routes. I had been warned against Morocco, and thus my time there became the first truly outstanding evidence for me that fearmongering is generally just bullshit & rumor. This couchsurf, as it were (i had a bed), was one of the major influential events of my life.
dancing!!, joie de vivre, nature, gorgeousness, people, adapting, writing, reading, learning, plants, hiking, bicycling, singing, kayaking, yoga, water, fire, sunshine, art (esp. on/for the body), making & listening to music, intoxicating scents, fresh produce, delicious food, natural medicine, museums, spoken & symbolic languages, dream divination, oohing & ahhing, physiology, rainbows and diversity, biological evolution, consciousness evolution, sitar & guitar, meditation, adventure, surprising myself
- personal growth
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: i am a greedy collector & rabid iPod evangelist - electronica - soul - world - classic rock - soooo much more
Books: Arnold Mindell, Louise Erdrich, Byron Katie, Wade Davis, Jose Roleo Santiago, science writing, psyche stuff, some graphic novels, Eckhart Tolle, Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges, Roald Dahl, Abraham-Hicks, poets (Heather McHugh, Sharon Olds, John Donne, many many more)
Movies: Russian Ark - Kamikaze Girls - Let the Right One In - Hedwig & the Angry Inch - Winged Migration - Rivers & Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time - documentaries - Mary Poppins - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - PeeWee's Big Adventure - Waiting for Guffman - The Triplets of Belleville
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
In Guatemala i lied that i knew how to operate a motorcycle, rented one for $6/hour, and had the time of my life.
Teach, Learn, Share
I have a mini genius for "resource management," resulting in things such as a $37 airfare across 12 timezones from Louisiana to Mumbai. I am happy to share my knowledge about livin' phat for less. I was a student of Process Work. I have a inner grasp of the Law of Attraction teachings from which i seem to be able to offer clarity and dispel confusion. I give intuitive astrological, card, and dream readings. I teach Yin Yoga. I can install lovely feathers in your hair. I inadvertently inspire, from what i hear, but in the end i guess that's what i most like to do!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In