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  • 14 references 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 53, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Counselor
  • College Degree - University - Early Childhood Education/ ...
  • From San Martin, CA, USA
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About Me


My mission is to educate, champion and inspire others through the sharing of common experiences, timeless wisdom and eternal hope through individual and group connections.


Jack of all trades, master of one. I have a wide variety of interests. My main one being exploring the meaning of life, relationships and the human experience. I am a realistic idealist and enjoy the daily experience of finding balance in life.

I believe life is about learning experiences and flow.

I enjoy cooking with friends and exploring lots of different world cuisines. I also enjoy board games, especially Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and cribbage.

I'm very flexible and will easily work with your schedule, as a host or guest.

I have spent 3 summers traveling in Europe. Have lived in 7 states, covering most sections of the US and visited or driven through about 75% of the US. Also lived one year in the Bahamas and spent a week in Mexico exploring the Cancun area. I love living in the San Francisco Bay Area with it's generous mix people from all over the world.


Live in the NOW - Carpe Diem!
True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness. (Albert Einstein)
- Strangers are just friends you haven't met yet.
- Friends are the family you choose for yourself.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Sharing with others the positive experiences I have experienced in this community. Being a respectful and cooperative guest or hostess.

If you're in the SF bay are, I live 85 miles south of SF, in rural San Martin (near Gilroy -garlic capital of the world) and may be willing to host. Contact me if interested. Also, I've got some friends in San Francisco, that I may be able to hook you up with.


Enlightening, Educational and Rewarding. I have hosted a number of people (some from another similar site) and enjoyed being hosted by others.


Making positive connections with other humans, exploring, teaching, reading, Scrabble, gardens and of course TRAVELING.

  • cooking
  • board games
  • reading
  • traveling
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: The Power of Now and The New Earth ( Eckhart Tolle), Life After Life (Raymond Moody), The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown), Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert), The Hiding Place (Corrie TenBoom), The Eternal Way (

Movies: Before Sunset/Sunrise, La Vita Bella, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gandhi, Crash, The Thomas Crowne Affair, Born into Brothels, The Constant Gardener, The Matrix, Amelie, Just Like Heaven, The Jungle Book, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, My Big, Fat Greek Wedding, Bourne Identity (etc.), Mary Poppins

Music: Open to all genres, enjoy new and different sounds including coffee shop originals
ipod includes selections like:
Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Santana, Guns n' Roses, Bob Marley, Abba, The Beatles, Beethoven/Classical, Modern and Classic Rock, Reggae, Alternative, Latin, Top 40, Guitar Music, Salsa, Blues

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I drove 4,000 miles from San Francisco to Alaska (CA, OR, WA, BC, Yukon Territory)

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Find the quiet
Learn: As much as possible
Share: Home, Food, Experience

What I Can Share with Hosts

Experience, Strength, Hope

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Austria, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bahamas, Italy, United States

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