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  • 8 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Chinese (Simplified)
  • 61, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Wandering Gardener
  • practice letting old things go so I can take in the new
  • From Carbondale,IL Alfred,NY. a Hawaiian, residing in Taiwan
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About Me


Opening Space - change the focus for how life works, so that it does


Living in TAINAN ... happy to meet up, hear your stories and make your visit smooth. There's a wonderful 600NT hostel near me I can reserve for you. I know nice AirBnB places, too. Life in the now as a freelance gardener ... my image of garden is pretty wide. Practical, rural academic background. 30 years as a biologist. Now life centers on healing, in its many forms. Each year I'm involved with Dynamic Stillness craniosacral community. Husband is British, a writer. House on the northeast coast of Taiwan that used to be a maintenance building for radio communication with fishing boats. People around me often seeking fresh connection with what's true for themselves and others. Very much enjoy meeting and supporting travelers and seeing my environment freshly through their eyes. I welcome help setting up a roof-top garden (permaculture concepts) and workshop for creative life.


the spirit of open space in life - invite, invite, invite. Cultivate and support real participation - get things done through the power of passion and responsibility. It's the only thing that really works.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love to be a support person (gardening emergent spirit). In my university, I had a whole series of marvelous "interns" and workshop participants from around the world who I hosted. It was one of the most rewarding parts of what I do/did. Now I'm feeling like cultivating the wonderful energy of Tainan and Taiwan.


Pre-CouchSurf I hosted interns year after year, coming to Taiwan. Hosting research workshops with groups discussing novel ways to work together, like how to conduct inventories of the marine flora and fauna of the tropical western Pacific. Now ... I engage what comes to me that seems to be for me. Last Couchsurfing travel experience (Jan13) in Denmark with Anita.


Being open to life and discerning about which are 'for me'. Things that find me: bicycling, wandering and seeing who/what I bump into that I notice is meaningful. I love wandering around in new places daily, and it's easy to do here. Who do I meet? What do we find ourselves talking about? What are the stories? Make just-people videos http://www.vimeo.com/1013860. Healing. Group stories. Working with the "dream body" My interests are wide and mostly not things I become an expert in, just welcome and experience.

  • writing
  • books
  • beauty
  • environment
  • crafts
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • fishing
  • biology
  • freelancing
  • logic
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Top Movie
Wings of Desire (German version, yep, still my favorite)

Top Books
The Courage To Love (feel-good book, and not in the usual way)
The Life We are Given
The Tao of Leadership
An Invitation to Eastern Medicine (friend translated ... Lao Zi with needles)
Death in Venice
shoot ... much much more

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

the constant beauty of biodynamic craniosacral dream/body work

yes, and much much more.

Teach, Learn, Share

healers and healing trades ~ craniosacral sessions. RANGE of facilitation skills - Action learning, coaching. Community-building. Dreamwork Groups. Unattended sorrow. Wisdom circles. Video Community tools. Logic of science.
There's more. just ask. Lots of projects patiently waiting for collaborators. Crafts ... got anyone who can help me build wooden soil boxes for my roof?

Countries I’ve Visited

Bhutan, Croatia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Taiwan, United States

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