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Suzanne Reed

La Mesa, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 23 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 65, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Singer/Guitarist, and Administrative...
  • Two years of college and an ongoing ...
  • From San Diego, CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Bringing the world together, one song at a time!

ABOUT ME

I love meeting people with good hearts and good manners.
Singing and playing the guitar has brought me a wealth of true friends, lasting/continuing memories, and new journeys. My friends and family are very important to me.
I appreciate every day of good health through exercise and positive thinking. BodyMindSpirit is considered one word to me..one affects the other. :)

PHILOSOPHY

"Listen to your gut". We were all given natural knowledge from the minute we were created. We know the right thing to do and pay attention to that knowledge.---for most it comes in time, but some learn that earlier in life too! Then there are some who never listen and continually keep justifying bad choices and blame others, and then keep wondering why life treats them poorly!

IF we pay attention to that gut knowledge though, we then know who we are. When we know who we are, we treat others with same respect we give ourselves.

This tiny planet feels the "thread effect" every time each of us does something positive. Conversely, the planet reels from negative actions.

CS helps the world stop focusing on differences and instead celebrate seeing each other as one family, We get the joy of meeting fellow brothers and sisters--learn about them, and about ourselves. In doing so, we'll come to treasure the moments we have to love and respect each other, share stories and find those common threads.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like thinking of myself as an ambassador of goodwill and positive existence. Every day I strive to treat people the way I like to be treated. Couch Surfing gives me a great opportunity to apply that on a global level.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

--2007, I took a couch surfer around San Diego to see some sights. He was already staying with a Couch host in town and just needed someone to help him with his English. I needed to work on my French, so we'd meet up to work on language exchange an hour a day for about a week.
--I visited Montreal and got to spend the day with CS'er, Danielle. So good of her to take me all around her neighborhood!
--I hosted Lory M, who was visiting from Milano, Italy for a few nights and showed her around San Diego and do some singing.
I got to meet other great San Diego CS members too, while Lory was here.
--I was hosted for two days by a wonderful couple, The Goldens (aptly named) in Boston, Mass.
--Ethan F. from Seattle spent a few days here while he was going around the states interviewing singer/songwriters.
--I've also been emailing several
musician/singer/songwriters on the CS site and exchanging musical ideas.
--June of 2011, I spent 30 days in an apt in Paris. My son Michael had some time so he joined me. We played Open Mics, we sat-in on friends' gigs, played the Fete de Musique street event, met some great folks in Aix en Provence, and we got to do an incredible House Concert at the home of Albert H in The Hague. Albert is the consummate host, the "go to" CS guy in The Hague. We stayed in his wonderful home for 3 nights, surfing with several others. Mike and I had the privilege to play our music for 50 other "Surfers" from around the globe, making some wonderful new friends!
--2012: Hosted Matt Simon from New Zealand for a couple of days. Great hippie! Great intellect and all heart. He's out there traveling the world, going with the flow, and learning about himself through his journey on a dime!
--2012: Hosted the wonderful David (France) and his love, Meret (Switzerland). What a wonderful couple of human beings!
--Jan, 2013. "Day Hosted" two indiv CSer's.. about a week apart: Louis from New Orleans, and Laura fromAlabama/France/Mexico!

Interests

Singing and playing guitar in cafes (original songs and cover tunes), Traveling, Writing, Listening to all kinds of music, Dancing, Hill Walking, Yoga. I love hanging with my sisters, my sons, and my friends- past present and future.

Music, Movies & Books

TV shows:"Mad Men", "The Office". "In Treatment"
Favorite Movies: "Enter Laughing"(early 60's, brilliant comedy and cast!) and "Airplane!" DEEP Laughter creates endorphins...powerful stuff!
Favorite Music: MichaelPhilipReed.com, The Smart Brothers.com, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Warnes, Don Henry (Nashville), Kenny Edwards(r.i.p), Don Sparks, Nathan Welden... on and on- so many !!

Books:
One Step at a TIme/The Kaizen Way (Dr R. Maurer)
Untethered Soul (Michael Singer)
Loving Frank (Nancy Horan)
Sweet Thursday (Steinbeck)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

1) I have the honor of being "MOM" to two incredible human beings, my sons, Matthew and Michael Reed!

2) Joan Baez asked if she could get up on stage and sing a song with me twice. Wow! (see my website for details.. www.suziesandiego.com). What a generous soul she is!

Teach, Learn, Share

--I can show you a few guitar chords, and encourage you to sing from your heart!
--There are no coincidences. There is only a wonderful thread that connects us all. I look back and now see how the dots connected, and the doors of lessons, opportunity, happiness that were put in front of me all along. The difference now is that I see them when I'm in the middle of the moment, which just makes me smile from ear to ear!

I can try to teach you this. We will go out walking for an hour? eight hours? Watch what unfolds as we walk along, watch what we see around us, what we hear, who we meet.. What maybe look like "nothing" to you, you will start to see the importance of it. You will see how everyone you meet that day, actually has a gift of information to give you, or you to them, and there is always a reason why we met or spoke that person, or we were in a particular place that minute.

The reason may not show up for years, maybe it will show the next minute or next day? But there is a reason for things that happen. and a lesson learned if we stay open to the classroom around us. :)

Countries I've Visited

Canada, England, France, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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