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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Spanish
  • 71, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • Teacher, substitute with all grades, all schools - a 'sec...
  • MA in Elem.Ed/Teacher Ed. Much background in world music,...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Being love; being transformation; being peace.

ABOUT ME

I'm 66, going on 67-grew up in NYC, lived in CA & Jerusalem in early '70s; have lived in New Mexico since 1975-lived at Lama Foundation '75-80. I have been involved in world music, dance and spiritual/ transformational studies for many years (esp. Landmark Ed. 19 yrs.) & Dahn Yoga 5+ yrs. I went back to school, have an MA in Elementary Education, continue classes at Univ. of New Mexico, and have worked as a substitute teacher in Santa Fe and Albuquerque for the last 15+ years. Have a son, 36 yrs old (he's a Santa Fe Firefighter/Paramedic/ kayaker/ski patrol/ snowboarder) & granddaughter in Santa Fe- I lived there for 24 yrs. (i.e. I know Santa Fe well) before moving to Albuquerque to go to grad school. Have been in ABQ for 10 years, mostly involved in school, Landmark and Jewish community, or attending music & dance performances. Don't party or run around at all.

PHILOSOPHY

Love - Love - Love - All we need is Love!
and forgiveness and a willingness to be open and talk about stuff, be self-reflective, sometimes vulnerable, honest, authentic - we're all learning how to grow (up) together - let's support each other, be super-kind and caring in the process. "Caring is my True Religion" from the Dalai Lama.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love to dance and am into most world music and dance; I attend all kinds of spiritual gatherings, talks, lectures, teaching, meditations - am all about transformation, healing, personal growth. I like to share about our deep emotional work and processes together - how we are growing, healing ourselves, healing the world.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Haven't done it yet - this is a new beginning. When traveling to NYC now, during June, 2014 (for my 50th HS reunion) I will see how it works out for me as a traveler.

Interests

World religions & transformational education; jazz, all world music, dance, arts & cultures; Peace education & conflict resolution; Being by the ocean, at the Beach!! (puppets).. Landmark Education and Dahn Yoga; sufi, Jewish, and other spiritual/traditional practices and ceremonies. Healing & transformation & peace for personal, societal, world transformation.

  • arts
  • dancing
  • education
  • yoga
  • running
  • partying
  • traveling
  • music
  • jazz
  • world music
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • teaching
  • emergency services
  • religion
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Rarely see movies. Music - Jazz (I volunteer at the Outpost Performance Space, and attend a lot of performances there); any world music, especially music of India - studied South & North Indian violin, with Ali Akbar Khan... Books -- everything spiritual and transformational.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived in Israel/Palestine in '70s - the experiences and meetings with people there had a profound influence on my life...seeing my granddaughter born in 2010... living through an auto accident (also 2010) - feeling a recognition of being protected...

Teach, Learn, Share

music of India; what education is really about; sufi & Hebrew/Jewish mystical studies; zikr-kirtan-chanting as spiritual practice.

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