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To live consciously with compassion, openness, and kindness towards all beings
I enjoy biking around town, making vegan food, and showing people the spots where the locals hang out in Santa Cruz!
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." -John Lubbock
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I was an active CS member during my stay as an exchange student in Maastricht, Netherlands from August 2010-June 2011. In an effort to give back to the CS community I now plan to host and meet travelers, and possibly attend some meet-ups in the area.
In June 2011 I returned to California from a 10-month stay as an exchange student in Maastricht, Netherlands. I was lucky to discover Couchsurfing while abroad as it enriched my travel experiences immensely! I surfed, hosted, and met up with other CSers in 10 countries that year. Although I am no longer traveling, I hope to be able to host and show people around my wonderful, beautiful, unique town of Santa Cruz!
Making vegan food
Learning new skills
Veganism (although I often struggle to achieve 100% veganism)
Human Psychology (especially positive psychology)
- outdoor activities
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
AMAZING THINGS I'VE DONE:
*month-long work exchange on an olive farm/retreat center in Italy
*week-long work exchange on a solar- and wind-powered farm in Spain
*studied abroad in the Netherlands for 10 months
Teach, Learn, Share
I am experienced enough to TEACH:
photography, baking, outdoor cooking, blogging, English, Photoshop, how to ride a bike
I would like to LEARN (more about):
about positive psychology, meditation, flow, mindfulness, nutrition, your favorite vegan recipes
I am willing to SHARE:
vegan recipes, what I know about human psychology, travel stories
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, Netherlands, United States