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Overview

  • 6 references 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Dutch, French, Greek (modern), Spanish
  • 54, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Communication and Mindfulness Coach/Trainer
  • BA, MA conc: Multicultural Education and Technology in Ed...
  • From Born in Thessaloniki, Greece
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learn, learn, learn, and share what I learn

ABOUT ME

I am compassionate, curious, fun and occasionally funny. Although capable of planning, I am much better at spontaneity than routine. I enjoy helping others and sharing my positive outlook.

PHILOSOPHY

I think outside the box and try to understand what's at the root of current social problems. I question much of the current paradigm and strive to see our common humanity.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Please note: We are full from May through the end of August 2015.

I would like to host and to surf.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
Surfed in Canada, and along the east coast. Hosted in Concord, MA.

Seems wonderful; I am looking forward to it!

Interests

I love teaching kids and teens and learning from their fresh perspectives. Elementary-aged kids not only accept my imaginative play, but they play right along without skipping a beat and add much hilarity to the experience. Also, on a more practical level, classroom management is a breeze when an adorable four-inch finger puppet named Gus does the talking. Hiking, yoga, meditating, reading and green smoothies make me happy. I love road trips, camping on a soft surface, and traveling, especially getting to know everyday life in a region.

  • books
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • road trips
  • mountains
  • nonviolent communication
  • restorative justice

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Gumbasia, Remember the Titans, Castle in the Sky, Wanderlust, Shawshank Redemption, Dead Poet's Society, The Breakfast Club
Music: classic rock, classical, Krishna Das Radio, "Kalimera", Johnny A,
Books: Mutant Message Down Under, The Alchemist, My Stroke of Insight, The Great World Spins

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

*Just being outside and taking it all in-the sky, trees, mountains, the ocean- leaves me awestruck. I can relate to the double rainbow experience and might be naive, but can believe the guy was sober.
*Going outside in the middle of the night during a wind storm in the Badlands swept me away!
*I am moved and inspired each time I hear a story of people reaching out to others.

It's amazing how little of our world I've seen, though I've travelled fairly regularly...(though not by CS standards)

Teach, Learn, Share

I have found easy and effective meditation and sleep training resources: just-a-minute.org, Yoga Nidra with Rod Stryker, and Heartmath.org. Throughout my teaching and tutoring career and through prof. development, I have learned about learning, self-esteem, and the brain. My favorite learning challenge site for parents and teachers is allkindsofminds.org.

What I Can Share with Hosts

If you have a project you'd like help with, I'm happy to lend a hand. Put me to work and we can chat while being productive or running errands.
I'm passionate about nonviolent communication and restorative practices so am always willing to help people who are looking for those solutions.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Honduras, Panama, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Greece, United States

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