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Overview

  • 14 references 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Mindfulness teacher
  • College in a tiny town in Wisconsin
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To be the best person I can be and have a positive impact on everyone I meet

ABOUT ME

What started as a mission to travel the world and volunteer has turned into a new lifestyle, a different outlook on life, and ultimately a new life purpose. I used to work as an environmental engineer in the US and when I got laid off, I started traveling, volunteering, and studying meditation. After seeing so many beautiful places and meeting wonderful people, I understand how similar we are, and that we are all struggling with many of the same issues. Now I teach mindfulness classes to help people be happier - working with anxiety, stress, depression and chronic pain.

PHILOSOPHY

Happiness isn't "out there"; it comes from inside :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love attending couch surfing events when I'm in new places. It's a great way to meet local people and other travelers. And, we always have a great time!

I also lead an Irish dancing group in Malaysia where I'm living now. Come join us!

Interests

Mindfulness - this is about living our life like we mean it, not just sleepwalking through it, or rushing to the end. Our thoughts shape our experiences, and create our reality. The more we know about our thoughts and our mind, the more power we have to create a better life for ourselves and everyone else, and ultimately to change the world. This is so exciting and inspiring to me!

Being outside! I grew up around the water so I love swimming, canoeing, kayaking, diving and surfing. I enjoy hiking and camping.

Music - I love singing and playing instruments. I'm currently learning guitar and I used to play the Bari sax in a swing band.

Dance, dance, dance! I've taken salsa, Lindy, Irish dancing and hip hop lessons but I love pretty much any kind of dancing.

And one last thing I couldn't live without is color. I enjoy painting, drawing, paper marbling, making jewelry and other crafts.

  • cooking
  • meditation
  • music
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • teaching
  • volunteering
  • mindfulness

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Scuba diving is one of my favorite things. I got certiffied in the Great Barrier Reef and then did some diving in eastern Bali. It's an amazing thing to be under the ocean. I especially like night diving.

In addition to international traveling, I have been to most states in the US and places like Yellowstone and Creator Lake never cease to inspire me.

Teach, Learn, Share

I teach mindfulness, meditation, math and dancing. I've also spent most of my career doing environmental education.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Morocco, Portugal

Countries I’ve Lived In

Malaysia, Philippines, United States

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