From Financial Consultant to Land Steward in Nicaragua
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From Financial Consultant to Land Steward in Nicaragua

Reposted from: http://circulo.com.ni/coming-full-circle When my friends would talk about how they want to grow up and be millionaires, I’d respond, “Screw that! I’m going to be a billionaire.” Growing up, I was consumed by expectations. I wanted what the world told me I wanted. I longed to be rich and successful and I knew there were certain […]

Transition Ethics: The Art of Compromise
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Transition Ethics: The Art of Compromise

Permaculture Design is many things to many people, but one of its pillars is a set of three ethics.  These as originally laid out by Bill Mollison are Care of the Earth Care of People Redistribution of the Surplus These are our primary directives for how to act to sustain the earth.  Or on a […]

The Reality of Intentional Community Living
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The Reality of Intentional Community Living

By: Sky Blue Living in an intentional community is one of hardest things you can do. Why? Well, despite our social nature we’ve managed to create a hyper-individualized society. The luxury is that you don’t have deal with people very much, and people are hard to deal with! The downside is we’re left empty, turning […]

Family Creates Wholistic Healing & Learning Center in Belize
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Family Creates Wholistic Healing & Learning Center in Belize

By Giulia Garofalo We stand knowing that to respond to our present global situation, a radical shift in consciousness is our key to meet an ecological age. We are here to assist in bringing this about by untangling present systems and patterns. We are driven forth by passion, and guided through with vision and patient […]

How to Create Sustainable Relationships for Living in a Community
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How to Create Sustainable Relationships for Living in a Community

By Cynthia Robinson & Roman Hanis There is nothing which feels more meaningful to us, and the others who make the Paititi Institute home, than living in a sustainable community dedicated to personal transformation and healing of both inner and outer landscapes. Paititi Institute for the Preservation of Ecology and Indigenous Culture was founded in […]

Graduating from Burning Man to a 9 acre, 5-family community. What does it take?
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Graduating from Burning Man to a 9 acre, 5-family community. What does it take?

By: Jessica Plancich Shinners, Co-founder of Emerald Village Organization We started off as veteran Burning Man friends and we ended up as neighbors, chosen family members, business partners, co-parents and partners in the process of life. Little did we know that there was a grand design at work when years before, many of us came together […]

Regenerative Nomadism: Exploring the Depths of Natural Farming in Bali
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Regenerative Nomadism: Exploring the Depths of Natural Farming in Bali

Coming to Bali for the first time is like entering an entirely new world. This island, is a wild mix of old and new, containing parallel worlds living together. It goes beyond barriers and shows stark contrasts consistently, as one walks along broken footpaths into shiny stores. Though here, even in technological 2015, the Hindu […]

How to Start a Retreat Center: Wise Tips from Stonehouse Farm
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How to Start a Retreat Center: Wise Tips from Stonehouse Farm

The first weekend of August, I had the pleasure of attending AcroCamp, a 4-day extravaganza of AcroYoga, yoga, Thai massage, slack-line, breath-work, nature walks and campfires. It was almost like living in a dream conscious community that shares, plays and learns together. AcroCamp was held at Stonehouse Farm, a beautiful 40-acre eco-retreat and sanctuary founded […]

Piracanga: On sustainability and spirituality in Bahia, Brazil
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Piracanga: On sustainability and spirituality in Bahia, Brazil

Piracanga is an ecovillage and retreat centre, where a group of friends have chosen to live in community, shaping their reality by their chosen spiritual principles of love, compassion and freedom, whilst trying to put in practice a sustainable way of life. I traveled to the ecovillage in late 2014 and we had agreed on […]