More about me:
I'm a health, wellness and lifestyle coach from Hawaii, trained in multiple Asian and Western traditions, a deeply spiritual, long-time meditation practitioner who has taught in a Buddhist lineage (20 years), a yoga therapist and instructor with 20 years' experience in various asana practices, a NVC and Compassionate communication practitioner, communication and relational life coach. I'm also a non-smoker, and am generally substance-free. I would like to sit for smoke-free homes, or homes where smoking is engaged in a sequestered area (which I need not occupy).
Some of my other hobbies include:
Caring for animals and people, researching, medicine, science, wholistic medicine and well being, nutrition, supplementation, cleansing/ fasting, psychology (ecopsyche, contemplative psyche, Jungian psyche, attachment theory, parapsychology), frequency and energy work/ medicine, hiking, backpacking, swimming in nature, community events and organization, local issues and grassroots organization, interfaith dialogues and learning. I'm also new to Flying Star Feng Shui, have been a student of Western astrology on and off for 20 years, and recently, of Vedic astrology. I have a deep passion for these methods and am seeking to further my education.
I'm cheerful, responsible, and have no children. I'm just starting to explore a relationship after a divorce, and several years of being single. I've owned two of my own homes and organic food gardens. I've a deep love and care for all living things, and grew up running a domestic animal rescue from my parents' home.
I would love to caretake for your home/ property/ animals, while I work on a book, study Tibetan language, coach remotely, and meditate in your home.
Regarding our animal companions:
I love all animals. I have a lot of experience with veterinary and at-home care - both natural care (with naturopathic vet and Chinese Medicine), and also conventional veternary care. I have administered IV fluids to cats innumerable times over the years, and cared for dogs and cats of all ages, as well as sheep, ducks, chickens, horses, goats, pigeons, wild birds, skunks, a deer with a broken leg, a wild bat, mice, parrots, and even a baby chimp!
I grew up with horses from age 7, and had a horse who was entirely my responsibility from 7-10, and again later in my 20s, so I might need a refresher, but am generally used to their daily care. I rode horses starting then, and love horsemanship (though I'm a little rusty as it's been about 10 years since I last rode)
It is also true that due to my love of meditation, at this stage in my life, I prefer to be in close quarters with more peaceful or older dogs (or at least not very barky ones), due to a love of quiet and a need for it for sleep/ meditation.
I also love plants! I have owned two homes, and had organic food and herb gardens at each. I have some training and experience in herbology and wildcrafting, and enjoy fall harvests, tincturing, and canning.
I have been a homeowner for the last 8 years until just recently, and seek to travel and find the right places to live in the world, and also to save up to build a home (once I find the place) using traditional Chinese Flying Star Feng Shui (not the mainstream trendy Feng Shui you find in most of the world).
Due to home-ownership, my house-sitting references are therefore available from friends and family at this time.
I am also used to rural settings and have spent winters in Colorado with no heat other than a wood burning stove... with the right R value (wall insulation), I loved it!
I would be absolutely delighted to hear from you!
Blessings and aloha.