am a mature, single, semi-tired
professional with no pets and no vices other than chocolate. As a
therapist and clinical social work, I have spent my life being
entrusted with people's deepest wounds and darkest secrets. I have
worked with dying patients and persons who were seriously mentally ill.
I have worked with vulnerable popuIations and held fragile lives in my
hands. In the same way that I valued each and every one, I promise to
value your home, your lands, and your precious pets.
may be wondering why someone with my background is interested in
housesitting. Actually, I first discovered it some years back as a
cost-effective means of temporary housing between graduate school and
returning to the world of work. It is a great vehicle for adventurous
people; those who wish to see the world and live their lives to the
fullest without the thickest of pocketbooks. For me, it is part of a
strategy to simplify my life and see the world on a limited income
while looking for a more permanent place to retire.
& CURRENT PURSUITS
of the reasons I'm looking to simplify my life and live cheaply is
because I am transitioning into being a full-time writer, as well
starting up a home-based business and consulting firm. I have several
books in the making at this time: a non-fiction on communication
skills, a series on indoor air pollution and environmental illness, a
sexual healing manuel, and several novels. My first fiction,
one of a trilogy, was released November 2006, and I have been working
on the followups ever since!
can probably tell from my background, I am also deeply interested in
indigenous spiritual traditions, as well as art, dance, and gardening. I am deeply concerned about the earth, with
interests in sustainable living and deep ecology. I hold a
certification in Permaculture Landscape Design, with additional
training in herbology and tree care. I always set up an alter wherever
I go and I give thanks and meditate every day.
One of my goals is to find
beautiful and peaceful places to connect with the earth and work on my
health, so I may continue into my golden years the best I can be. Another goal is to find the
perfect piece of land on which to build my eco-dream, have one or more
dogs and cats, and garden to my heart's content.