Mary Howe-watson

Netanya, Israel

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About Me


trying to learn discipline ...and courage!!


I am a gentle creature, shy but friendly, lazy, but like to do new things all the time, i am constantly changing, sometimes chasing my tail, or the sunset over continents, or trying to understand which way the winds are blowing


"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."
- Chinese proverb

"Do not be afraid to go out on a limb ... That's where the fruit is."
- Anonymous

Taking risks are how we grow, and playing it safe is how we conserve energy

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


is all about the people


good stuff


i need to keep active so i try to play tennis and ping pong, do tai chi, rock climb, hike, go rafting, sing very badly (when no one can here me), learn languages, write, experimental cooking, run, ride horses, jump, play, laugh, work, plant, collect, create, etc, etc, etc as much as possible

nature, more and more, patterns, energy, quantum mechanics, foraging, shamanism, medicinal plants, shiatsu, healing, knots, survival, endurance. permaculture, fractals, problem solving, peace and love man...

Music, Movies, and Books

music - it all depends on my mood , anything from -punk, rock, blues, bluegrass, balkan, gypise . lots of stuff from the 60's, 70's, cheesy 80's, 90's, funk, psychadelic, hip, hop, trip hop, old school, drum and base, organic trans, even pop sometimes, some country, sufi stuff, some reggae, some good south african stuff from my old country, kwaito, a few good ballads, good campfire songs, ditties, folk songs...

books - well told stories, classics, real life adventures of good souls, fables, books that i can learn from.

- zen in the martial arts - joe hyams
- The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom. Slavomir Rawicz
- Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
Aron Ralston
- the bears and i
robert franklin leslie
- miracle of love
ram dass
- light on yoga
b.k.s iyengar

- gregory david roberts

i really like westerns
also top on the list of classics for me
- the man who planted trees
- natural born killers
- fantastic mr fox
- kung fu panda
- say anything
- the never ending story
- the blues brothers
- anchorman
- apocalypse now
- casablanca
- crouching tiger hidden dragon
- rebel without a cause
- forrest gump
- blindsight
- the horse boy
- the shaolin temple (jet li) no 1 and 2

anyway, you can see a trend, maybe, no?

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

tai chi in the wudang mountains
white water rafting in the zambezi river
taking care of a 95 year old proper english lady, making friends even though there was such an age difference. the older they get, the better the sense of humour

Teach, Learn, Share

wanna learn - guitar, how to surf, poi, any language you speak, cooking, more tai chi, bagua, hsing i, acrobatic stuff, capoira, about any plant or tree i find, foraging, chinese medicine, tracking, hunting, how to do super human tricks and stunts like jump out of cars and ride tigers

teach, share - juggling, wlking on stilts, basic macrame, drawing, basic animation concepts, how to make ice in the desert without electricity, and rope out of palm leaves, tai chi

Countries I’ve Visited

Botswana, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Jordan, Laos, Netherlands, Thailand, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, South Africa

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