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To live life joyously and be an authentic person.
I thought it would be cool to ask some of my best friends to give me 3 or 4 words to describe me so couch surfers could hear how my friends see me. They all said positive things so I am grateful that I have such nice friends. These are the words they gave me...adventurous, natural, kind, pure of heart, delightful, spiritual, cheerful, positive, supportive, creative, fun, pixieduster,authentic,and earthy. I describe myself as someone that is adventurous and loves the outdoors but also likes to sit at home and hang out with my dogs. I like to watch movies listen to music, and soak up the sun by the pool. Love to ride my bike to the beach, to restaurants, or out on a trail. Love hanging out with friends listening to live music while enjoying a good beer or being out solo exploring new places, experiencing new things and meeting new people.
Live joyously, learn, and grow spiritually.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Hosted 3 couch surfers. It was a magical experience. Really nice to learn and share. Then met up with a couch surfer staying at the beach. Played the part of a tour guide and shared some of my favorite things to do and see in Sarasota.
I love adventure, nature, really good healthy food, and authentic people. I enjoy doing things that get my body moving. I love the beach, the desert, and the mountains. I love to swim, boat, and soak in the waters of the gulf as well as hiking or biking on mountain trails. I'm happiest when I can take my dog with me and explore. I also enjoy spiritual dance, NIA, kundalini yoga, gong meditation, and early mornings working out on the beach (well maybe not so much enjoy the workouts but I like what the workouts give me). My body, mind, and spirit feel best when I am feeding it organic, whole food. I eat a vegan/vegetarian diet at home, but also enjoy seafood.
- organic food
- working out
- live music
- outdoor activities
- scuba diving
Music, Movies, and Books
Watched A Big Year recently. I thought that was a funny movie with an important message. Favorite band is Counting Crows, favorite song is Van Morrison Into the Mystic. I read books that I can learn from. Spiritual or Organic Food related.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I went on a trip to Guatemala, a very magical place. I had amazing experiences that have stayed with me. One of those experiences I was meditating in front of an alter built for the Mayan goddess Ixchel. Part of what she is connected with is being the goddess of medicine. Because of her I started eating organic food and was lead down a path of a mostly vegan diet and eventually incorporated an organic living vegan menu in a restaurant that I am a part of. I believe what Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” That same day I went ziplining over the Guatemala jungle. The energy I experienced being up in the trees with the monkeys zipping from one platform to the next was so magical.
Teach, Learn, Share
I know a little bit about food and nutrition. Everyone has their idea about what healthy food is and we all go through different stages of what our body needs. I try to prepare pure, organic, plant based meals at home. I would love to share that. I live close to the water and can share the beautiful waters of the gulf of Mexico by paddle board or my little Boston Whaler. I would love to learn more about many things...the outdoors, mysticism, diving (I'm a diver but haven't gone diving in awhile), herbs, organic gardening, music, there is so much I would like to learn I'm open to new things and adventure. I would love to be able to go somewhere and go horseback riding, skiing, mineral spring soaking...
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Japan, United States