"Future With a Difference"
Prague, Czech Republic
Speaks: Czech - native, English and some Spanish
Joined Oct 14, 2010
Free Meaningful Education for all.,
against factory farms,
Gay and Lesbian Rights,
||Oct 14, 2010
||Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause, Other
|Group Host of
Amnesty International, DUO for World Peace, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Elephant Lovers, Global Activists For Animal Rights, Greenpeace, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, NPR - National Public Radio, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, Oxfam, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals more »
Czech - native,
English and some Spanish
||Genuine, honest, loyal, caring, strong-minded, opinionated, health-conscious vegan with an intellectual and activist streak, dog-lover, interested in animal welfare, ecology, healthy lifestyle, sustainable living, psychology, sociology, photography, film, theater.
I like to spend time volunteering, reading, wwooffing, hiking with my dogs, watching movies or just watching the sunset on a sunny fall day. Oh, and I like to bowl (not that I'm particularly good at it but I love it :P).
I can be quite outgoing and extroverted at times but prefer and appreciate deep, meaningful human relationships which make people grow and feel the most.
I love the sound of sea waves on a beach, the squawking of seagulls and the sound of fire crackling or the sound of rain on a roof as well as the smell of blossoming lime trees. A rainbow always brings a smile to my face as do my dogs with every wag of their tails... there're so many everyday things we don't appreciate enough in life. It goes for human relationships too, we take the small important things for granted and leave them unnoticed and often express (and accept) love in empty grand gestures instead.
I am a believer in animal and human rights and have been an ethical vegan for the past 4 yrs and a vegetarian for 16 years before that.
I firmly believe that awareness and education are key to tolerance and personal development and I'm quite passionate about giving back and making a difference.
I've volunteered in animal and homeless shelters since high-school. For over 6 years now, I've been running my own dog rescue in my spare time (I have a full time management job). Besides providing shelter to dogs, I created educational programs for elementary school kids, activities for the handicapped and work opportunities for the homeless in the rescue.
I'm also involved in vegan-related activities (helping out at vegan events, mentoring vegan newbies, creating educational brochures and translating), I'm all about inspiring and leading by example, not preaching.
Dogs and volunteering are a big part of my life which take up most of my spare time and I'm not looking to change that.
What I'm drawn to in people: kindness, empathy, compassion, sensitivity, dependability, firm character and principles, an open mind and inner gentleness, perceptive mind, social awareness, activist leanings.
oh, and whaterver type of relationship, a dog lover is a MUST :)
||Introduce yourself to Hanka
|Wild Fact About Me
||You can't build a reputation on what you are GOING to do
|What Gives Me Hope
||charitable behavior, kindness, self-reflection, self-improvement
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||Focus on comprehensive educational programs on animal/human rights, ethics and environment for schools and the public and tackle homelessness (among others)
|What/who changed my life and why
|What Bugs Me
cruelty to animals and people,
lack of respect for nature/others,
hiking in the mountains,
making a difference,
broadening my horizons,
|What Scares Me
Disrespect for others,
||Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act
Traveling and learning about the world,
Mystery or crime novels,
Psychology and Sociology,
Autobiographies and biographies
Alternative and classic rock,
United States Of Leland,
For The Bible Tells Me So,
Out of Africa,
12 by Nikita Mihalkov,
Burn After Reading,
Shake Hands With the
Big Bang Theory,
fruits and veggies
Old Man Mountain -Estes Park,
In front of a fireplace at night!,
St James's Park in London,
Trafalgar Square- London
|Can't Live Without
||Introduce yourself to Hanka