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Shar Towner

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 59 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Community Support Team Leader
  • University, and the school of life
  • From Fallon NV
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To empower people towards fulfillment.

ABOUT ME

I'm a creative, outgoing individual, that lives life to the fullest everyday.
I'm very giving, and don't mind lending a helping hand.
I'm honest and trustworthy.
I'm witty, with a bit of sass on top.
I'm a fun loving traveling fanatic that can't get enough of seeing the world and discovering it's beauty.
I am a lot of things... but most of all I follow my heart, and try my best to give back to this planet that I'm blessed to live in.

I want to learn as much from the world as possible. This includes observing nature, listening to peoples stories, and trying to understand animals and their behavior. There is so much to learn and I savour every minute of it whether it's learning lessons in my garden, lessons of love and forgiveness from my amazing but ever destructive pups, or lessons from those I work with in the community. I currently work for the largest non- profit in NZ and love the fact that I get to help support families in my community. Our mission is: The best start for every child.

PHILOSOPHY

"Do small things with BIG love." Live life to the fullest, no regrets!

If there is any wisdom running through my life now, in my walking on this earth, it came from listening in the Great Silence to the stones, trees, space, the wild animals, to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat. Vijali Hamilton

I am in love with this world . . . I have climbed its mountains, roamed
its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings. John Burroughs

The indescribable innocence of and beneficence of Nature,--of sun and
wind and rain, of summer and winter,--such health, such cheer, they
afford forever! Henry David Thoreau

We inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body. Thich Nhat Hanh

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you
live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with
the rest of creation. Charles Cook

Lama Yeshe says "Everything we need is inside us we just need to be able to recognize it."

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives....Dalai Lama

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.Dalai Lama

Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. Eckhart Tolle"

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway." Mother Teresa

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Most of my experience with Couchsurfing has been through my travels. Now I'm setting up a base for myself and building a house. Once the house is finished I hope to start hosting again. I just love meeting people and learning about their life, their experiences and what unique gifts they bring to this planet.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

So far mostly surfing in Australia and South East Asia. All of my stays have been great, I've met so many amazing people. I can't wait till I have a couch to offer so that I can experience hosting for myself.

Interests

Travel, Cultural exchange, Gardening, Animals, Music, Art(Fabric design, Woodworking, Ceramics, Glass, Mixed Media) Dance, Rollerderby, Kayaking, All Outdoor activities, anything active!

Music, Movies & Books

All forms of music depending on the mood.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

There are really to many to list..I'm blessed with so many wonderful experiences, you'll just have to meet me to find out.

Teach, Learn, Share

I will share any info that I think could help someone. I have a vast array of skills- a jack of trades- master of none is me... but I'll share whatever I can, just ask.

I want to learn more about everything, but right now Gardening/Permaculture, Living sustainability, Natural Healing, and Animal rescue and care are at the top of my list.

What I Can Share With Hosts

My sunny disposition, laugh, and caring personality.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Fiji, France, Greece, Guatemala, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Venezuela

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, United States

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