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I'm from a small town in Southern Oregon trying to become versed in the ways of the world. I feel like many issues in the world are caused by the illusion that humans from different places are drastically different than oneself. We all have smiles that deserve love and respect
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I just want to meet wonderful people and explore different cultures and ideas
- water polo
Music, Movies, and Books
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
And here are quotes I love:
In every life, no matter how full or empty one's purse, there is tragedy. It is the one promise life always fulfills. Thus, happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it but to delight in it when it comes. And to add to other people's store of it. What happens if too early we lose a parent, that party on whom we rely for only everything? What did these people do when their families shrank? They cried their tears but then they did the vital thing. They built a new family, person by person. They came to see that family need not be defined merely as those with whom we share blood, but as those for whom we would give our blood.-- Charles Dickens (Nicholas Nickelby)
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. -- Plato
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. -- Rumi
Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can. -- Dalai Lama
Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions. -- Paulo Coelho
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveled to a small village in southern Tanzania
What I Can Share with Hosts
Help with anything you need. I will approach your home with respect and compassion. Hopefully many wonderful conversations
I also know a bit about therapeutic stretching for musculoskeletal issues which I love to teach to people if they're interested for any reason.
Countries I’ve Visited
Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nicaragua, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In