Daring to Dream- Reflections of an Ex-Naysayer

Warning: this article contains strong inspirational language that may offend realists, naysayers and general piss-on-paraders. Recommended for those seeking to fan the flames of their dreams, live a life of true purpose and value and transform themselves in the process.

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Off-grid Dream 6 Months in- How Far Have I Come?

A new community, permaculture explorations and co-creation in action- reflecting on what I have learnt so far as I follow this off-grid dream. We are now at the end of June 2020 and things seem to have slowed down and sped up at the same time. The fire that I spoke about back in January when I made my declaration to the world is still going strong but the initial...

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Lessons in Love from Lockdown

Commitment, hospitality, and getting what you wished for: what I learnt after over 60 days of being in strict quarantine with my Argentinian in-laws It has been 5 months since I started writing articles for this blog and in those 5 months, life has changed dramatically. Back in January when I made my pledge to the world and declared that ´I want to live in a close-knit community´, I had...

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Authenticity, self-empowerment and co-creating a more beautiful world.

Over-used and oversaturated, authenticity is a modern age buzz word. But don´t underestimate its power to transform you into a powerful agent of change. In the post I share how I used a challenging relationship with my boss to discover my own person power and how this seemingly small victory can ripple out to chnage the world.

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An off-grid life with less than 14k- Is it possible?

I´m dreaming of an off-grid life and impatient to leave the city. But how much is really possible when you don´t have a few hundred grand tucked away? This is the question that I have been asking myself these last few days. With the global situation looking ever more bleak and an economic recession no doubt imminent I am wondering if this could indeed be the golden opportunity in disguise...

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April Gratitude Challenge: Voices from Quarantine

5 days of deep, radical gratitude in a time of crisis. Here are your voices: Laura, Madrid, Spain Day one: Today I am trying to be both grateful and positive. My father is in the hospital on a ventilator diagnosed with COVID-19. This is not an illness only for the frail and elderly or those with pre-conditions. My father doesn’t smoke or drink. He exercises every day and eats very...

Fierce Love of the Goddess

The Fierce Love of The Goddess

The key ingredient in the creation of A More Beautiful World Maybe it can all seem a bit too fanciful, too over the top, too good to ever be true, all this talk of A More Beautiful World. Even I doubt that its creation is possible when I read the news and see the chaos and negativity that seems to engulf us. How can I sit here writing about A...

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April Monthly Challenge- 5 days of Deep, Radical Gratitude

A more beautiful world is possible and it starts with an attitude of gratitude Before this global pandemic broke out I had some ideas for what I thought we could do for the first monthly challenge. But in light of the global situation, I feel like we have enough challenge on our plate right now and maybe could do without anything extra! So rather than go with my pre-coronavirus idea,...

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Re-Wilding Ourselves

The Art of Seeing: the key to connecting with wild nature and the antidote to city life How many times have I heard the same complaints about city living from my friends: ´Oh I just feel so disconnected from nature´ ´I really ought to get out of the city more´ ´I just miss the greenery so much!´ It´s true that with more and more people living an urban life, the...

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Expecting the Unexpected and Embracing Fear

What would you do with your life if you had no fear? If fear wasn´t there, whispering in your ear and telling you that you can´t, that it´s impossible, that you are kidding yourself…what would you do? This seems like both an inspiring question and a cliché at the same time. How many times have we heard this question and yet…it doesn´t seem to help us reduce our fear nor...