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Overview

  • 4 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • comunications
  • university
  • From Calgary, AB, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Paying it back

ABOUT ME

I'm an outgoing, personable, artsy/athletic/educated gal. I love to laugh and have a deep sense of wonder about the world and what it means to be human. I've recently been laid off from my job. What a blessing!! :) So with open eyes and an open heart I'm setting out for a little globe-trotting! My goal is to cover the spectrum of experiences from dancing until the wee hours at Ibiza to meditation retreats in Nepal; I hope to do my part to make the world just a little bit happier, one smile at a time.

PHILOSOPHY

I aspire to keep an open heart and an open mind. If through example I could inspire another to extend a little more kindness, a little less judgment, see beauty amidst chaos, and find love where there was none before - then I'm a happy woman!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I travelled last year for 9 months. I surfed for a few months in Italy, met fellow CSers in Munich, chatted with some in Bangkok, and met several en route. I am now back in my native Canada and looking to open my home to others and return the favor.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfed a bit in Italy and now looking forward to returning the favor!

Interests

Recently I've been into running, yoga, biking and any outdoor pursuit. I love a great glass of wine, a little adventure, great conversation and enjoying the culinary delights! I will be soon attempting to write my first book. I adore anything artsy. I want to learn to dive. I love to swim. I am into meditation and spirituality. I love to dance.

  • books
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • wine
  • yoga
  • running
  • meditation
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

I love Paulo Cohelo, Cat Empire, Folk festival music, DJ's, reading anything about the human experience. I love philosophy, spirit, and tales of adventure. I love to dance... to anything!!!!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Only one?? That's tough! Well if it can only be one thing, it must be simple yet profound, brief but all encompassing. . . therefore. . . my final answer is:
I have seen and done love.

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, my upcoming journey includes studying for 5 weeks at a Buddhist Monastery in Nepal. Although an experience to this extent is absolutely new, spirituality, self exploration and being a student of the human experience are not. I love to learn and share anything in this topic. Oh and I used to be a commercial fisherman..! lol!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Taiwan

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