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Hello from Melanie, Louisville, KY, USA:)
Posted October 1st, 2012 - 3:59 pm by from Louisville, United States (Permalink)
My name is Melanie and I wanted to say Hello and tell you a little about myself :)

I am an active Couch Surfer.

I am not 55 Plus :) However, I have a M.A. Master's Degree in Applied Gerontology (study of aging) from Ball State University.

One of the Dreams I am creating is traveling the World & visiting Seniors/Elders and getting their tips about Longevity & laughing with them (as I teach Laughter Yoga :).

Another Dream is that I want to travel the World & assist Seniors/Elders who may need assistance with traveling or who want to create adventures and need a companion.

They are just ideas for now so I getting feedback from people. I would love your Feedback :)

Message me and let me know if would have a Couch available in your city and any ideas you have :)

Happy Surfing :)
Melanie


Posted October 1st, 2012 - 7:44 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Hi Melanie,

Of course you'll have a CS in Barcelona if I'm here when you plan to come.
Is the first time I heard about Laughter Yoga :). I hope you show it to me when you come.
It's a very good idea to help senior people in travelling but I presume it only should work with people near your city-
Regards
MIREIA


Posted October 1st, 2012 - 9:15 pm by from Louisville, United States (Permalink)
Thank you for your Message Mireia :)))))) Laughter Yoga is sooooo much fun...

You may be able to find a Laughter Yoga Club near you :))))

1. Go to www.laughteryoga.org
2. Go to Find Clubs Tab
3. Go to your Country
4. Go to your city

I went to Barcelona in 2009- It is such a lovely city... I would love to laugh with you in the future...

Let's stay connected, for sure :)
Melanie

Posted October 2nd, 2012 - 12:04 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Dear Melanie,

Thanks for the info about to find a place of laughing yoga here. Regretably there're some in Spain, but not in Barcelona.
Maybe is for you to settle one here :)

Take care

MIREIA

Posted October 8th, 2012 - 3:14 pm by from Santiago, Chile (Permalink)
I, Melanie, I`m Susana Aracena from Santiago Chile. If you are interesting in visiting my country, you have acouch .Take it for granted, Greetings, Susana.

Posted October 10th, 2012 - 4:04 am from Molndal, Sweden
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Posted October 10th, 2012 - 6:48 am by from Vannes, France (Permalink)
hi, could be also interested, like your profile, you should be welcomed in my home in France, but I move of city at end 2012, will be in a flat in the port of Vannes...
anne

Posted October 10th, 2012 - 9:48 am by from Rotterdam, Netherlands (Permalink)
Hahahahahahahhahhahahah, eh I mean Hello Melanie,

Be welcome in Holland and have Do-In , PermaGardening and Meditation experiences and a lot of laughter in the pub of the Cohousing Project where I live. I experienced some Laughter Therapy sessions but am not familiar with Laughter Yoga . I try to practise the "Yes and......" mindset. Comes instead of the "Yes but....." ;-) .

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Posted October 10th, 2012 - 2:58 pm by from Tunis, Tunisia (Permalink)
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Posted October 10th, 2012 - 3:04 pm by from Tunis, Tunisia (Permalink)
Hello Melanie welcom to Africa still virgin.
have a good trip

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 5:07 am by from Santa Tecla, El Salvador (Permalink)
ha ja ha ja ha ja...! bilingual english-spanish laughter...ha ja ha ja ha ja..!

melanie, you are invited to el salvador, my friendly, safe, peaceful, beautiful country...i am 15 years hosting through websites, and first or second Couchsurfing member since 2004.(another guy says he was first, but is ex-pat here, so me first salvadoran in CS), i'm also city ambassador for my city, Santa Tecla, in san salvador metropolitan area.

i will be 60 next nov. 10th, and parkinsonian since 2001.
would be a leasure and a honor to host you.

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 10:44 am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Posted October 12th, 2012 - 3:12 am by from Louisville, United States (Permalink)
You are ALLLLL so GREAT :)))))) I look forward to laughing and meeting as many of you as I can :))))))

Mireia- Yes, I have to bring Laughter Yoga there :))
Susana- Chile sounds wonderful :)))
Ning- Thailand sounds wonderful too :))))
Anne- Yes to France :)))
Karel- Holland sounds GREAT too :)))))
Amado- El Salvador :))))))) So lovely too :))))
Aline- Brasil :))))))))))

To learn some more about what I am doing with Laughter Yoga- you can go to www.laughteryogamelanie.com :))))

I will save all your Profile links and I would love to stay in touch with all of you :)))))


Posted October 12th, 2012 - 6:10 am by from Tunis, Tunisia (Permalink)
thanks to dont missed Tunisia-Africa.

Posted October 12th, 2012 - 8:56 am from Molndal, Sweden
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Posted October 15th, 2012 - 4:04 pm from Saint Petersburg, United States
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Posted October 15th, 2012 - 5:00 am by from Burnaby, Canada (Permalink)
I can have a couch available for you if you don't mind dogs. We have three. One is a bit skiddish.

I'm a volunteer peer counselor and outreach ambassador for seniors. I would love to talk with you about your plans. I am the moderator for the christian fold of couch surfing. I have been a couch surfer for over 10 years now.

I live in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Cheryl

Posted October 15th, 2012 - 4:18 pm by from Ibri, Oman (Permalink)
Hi Melanie,

You have a home in Oman. I used to be active in CS, and haven't been for the past year while moving around, but now I'm settled in the interior of Oman in a small town next to the sand desert.....and I'm ready to start hosting again. It would be a pleasure to get to know you and to offer you hospitality.

Insha'allah, we will meet in the not-so-distant future.

xoxoxoxo
Carolyn

Posted October 25th, 2012 - 8:34 pm by from Oslo, Norway (Permalink)
Hello Melanie.
You are welcome to laugh, share ideas and reflections with us in Oslo, Norway - and of course you'll get a place to sleep (if we are not travelling when you come).

Kind regards from Maren

Posted October 27th, 2012 - 9:52 am by from Panjim, India (Permalink)
Hello Melanie,greetings.
Nice to see seniors travelling & laughing.We are also planning a 6 months tour May to oct 2013,going around Europe & USA.A very flexible plan.Shall b generally in Goa nov12 to apr13.Most welcome to our place in Goa when we are there.Keep in touch,may also meet somewhere in Europe/usa.All the best

Posted October 29th, 2012 - 10:58 pm from Kuenzelsau, Germany
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Posted April 30th, 2013 - 7:57 pm by from Louisville, United States (Permalink)
You can teach me some laughter yoga...:-D