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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning German
  • 41, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • Pedagogue, art therapist
  • Im a pedagogue in a teacher training in Brussels and free...
  • From halle / brussels belgium
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me


traveling around the world looking for creative tools that can bring us back to ourselves, the others and the world. Giving creative workshops of art therapy where it can be usefull and help people.


I have sometimes a lot and sometimes no curls...
it depends of...

I'm not complaining at all about my live till now. I had a lot of chances and I also created them.
I don't regret me anything I did, even when it was not always that what I expected it would be or it was not always the most simple way.

I love the enjoy simple things (to give and receive a smile, to enjoy little wonders of nature, to give an receive an unexpected little attentions,..)


"be the change you want to be in the world"
(I stole it from Ghandi)

And from the Dalai Lama: I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I couch surfed in Egypt, Israel and Palestine. I had very good experiences over there.

I had some nice references from that period (2009-2010) but they dissapeared... maybe because I didn't use the site for a while??


I like to express myself by drawing, I like climbing, cycling, traveling, reading a good book,...

I like talking about changing the world, to exchange other ways of looking to the world,...

I like to visit social projects, art therapist projects, human rights,...

  • arts
  • books
  • human rights
  • cooking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • history

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I did a lot of travels around the world - with or without my bicycle and with or without a partner. I crossed Tibet by bicycle in 3 months, I crossed Mongolia, Iceland, Cuba, Bolivia, etc. by bicycle.

I participated at the Gaza Freedom March, the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, etc..

I gave lessons at students in the jungle of Burma, I gave lessons in the refugeecamps over there, I did art-workshops in Palestine with children, I joined an action kitchen during many manifestions,...

I have a solidarity occasional restaurant that informs, collect money and feed people.

I traveled for 15 months on a sailingboat - Europe, Canarian Islands, Açores.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like all kinds of people... We can learn from each of us... How to do... or how not to do...

I like people with an open mind and their own view to the world and humanity, but like I said... I like to meet also others... because I want to have an holistic view on humanity ;-)

What I Can Share with Hosts

My thoughts and energy.
I can cook quiet well.

I m not a good sleeper... to much thoughs in my head.
So a good bed is always better... when I m honnest.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand

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