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A Wyld experience! www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk

At Monkton Wyld Court I walked straight into a relaxed and friendly environment that made me feel immediately at home. If I reflect on why I felt like this, I would highlight two characteristics of the place: Humility and Structure. … Continue reading

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Cycling on the Revolution!

England is a small and beautiful place. Even the south of England and particularly the South East, which is usually associated with massive overcrowding and urban encroachment, can still surprise even me, and I’ve grown up, lived and worked here … Continue reading

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Grow Heathrow: Part 2

As far as off grid low impact community projects go, grow Heathrow is probably one of the most politically controversial as well as being one of the most well known. When a group of people decide to reject consumer capitalism, … Continue reading

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Grow Heathrow Part 1: Rituals that matter with Star Hawk

http://www.starhawk.org/ http://www.transitionheathrow.com/grow-heathrow/ My first weekend at Grow Heathrow consisted of a 2 day workshop on how to make rituals of meaning that matter to those that partake in them. At the time of signing up I was under the impression … Continue reading

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A visit to Braziers Park: School of integrative social research

http://www.braziers.org.uk/ Braziers is a conscious experiment in living together. It was founded in 1950 to explore how a group could develop more harmonious relationships and more effective group structures. The founder of Braziers, Norman Glaister (a social psychologist) had a … Continue reading

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Early days!

There is always some trepidation when going into a new community. I don’t think it particularly matters whether that community, is a new work place, a new club, a new city or any place that requires you to exercise your … Continue reading

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