8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru
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8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru

It has been six months since I left Peru and the lessons are still sinking in. I vividly remember the journey to Paititi Institute, an impact center where I took my Shamanic Permaculture Design Course. A spine-chilling yet breathtaking drive through serpentine mountain roads with peaks of almost 5,000 meters.  Majestic valleys, mountain lakes, and […]

ECHO: How 72 Hours with Strangers Can Transform Your Life
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ECHO: How 72 Hours with Strangers Can Transform Your Life

When was the last time you really looked at someone in the eyes? Or allowed yourself to embrace vulnerability? Or practiced gifting unconditionally? I am at a breathtaking eco-friendly retreat center and community called Puerta A La Vida in Costa Rica near a seaside town on the Pacific Coast. Crickets chirping, howler monkeys roaring, butterflies […]

The Green Mind: How to Rewild Your Life Permaculture Style
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The Green Mind: How to Rewild Your Life Permaculture Style

I sit quietly; the noises of the jungle are constant in the background. The hum of cicadas reaches its crescendo at dusk, it’s almost deafening. The tropical birds sing their songs, there’s the tranquil sound of the creek I’m camping next to washing over the rocks, passing by me. I’m drawing to the end of […]

The Value of Tech Free Time in a High-Tech World
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The Value of Tech Free Time in a High-Tech World

According to a Time Magazine article from December 2015, the average adult in the United States checks their phone 46 times a day. In this modern era, many of us are constantly connected to some type of device. Although this may make us feel we are connected to a broad network of people and ideas, what is […]

When Digital Companies Unplug to Reconnect in the Jungle
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When Digital Companies Unplug to Reconnect in the Jungle

Imagine having meetings with your coworkers while swimming in blue tropical waters… joining a work retreat where the agenda gives equal importance to business strategy and authentic relating games… conversing with company founders, under a star-filled sky, about how our organization can do the most good for the future of humanity… Welcome to a typical NuMundo […]

Invisible Infrastructure: How We Build Our Lives Together
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Invisible Infrastructure: How We Build Our Lives Together

Developing the physical infrastructure at Rancho Mastatal gets me up every morning. I don’t need coffee nor an alarm clock; I’m just excited to keep building. Building the orchards and earthworks, furniture for my home, a better feeder for our chickens; these are the projects that rev my permaculture engine. They are concrete, you can see the […]

5 Reasons to Journey to Central America This Winter
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5 Reasons to Journey to Central America This Winter

If you’re planning to be in Central America this winter, whether or not it’s for an upcoming festival such as Cosmic Convergence, Envision Festival, or Geoparadise – Tribal Gathering, we invite you on a life-changing journey through our network. Guatemala, the land of eterna primavera (eternal spring), was the first Latin American country I traveled […]