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Ecosystem Mapping

State of Sensemaking directory – Alpha Launch

We’re excited to announce the alpha version of the “State of Sensemaking” directory: https://ecosystem.lifeitself.us/ The site is one output from our ongoing efforts to map an emerging ecosystem. It provides a growing directory of organizations, communities and individuals organized by theme and activity. It also includes background content and interviews as well as visual overviews […]

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Ecosystem Mapping

Adam Brock (Regenerate Change) – A Conversation

As part of our project to map the space that organisations like ours operate within, we had a great conversation with Adam Brock from Regenerate Change, about social design and deepening relationships. Read below to find out more.  Adam’s Journey  Adam first got interested in regenerative design in college. He realised that we have the […]

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Conscious Coliving Hubs

What is Conscious Coliving?

There’s not really an established term yet for the kind of way of living that we imagine and seek to pioneer. We’ve come to call it “conscious coliving” reflecting the fusion of two related practices: conscious living and coliving. Here we want to say a bit more about what we mean by conscious co-living as […]

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Life Itself

Life Itself Newsletter – June

Hello and welcome to our latest newsletter! We’re halfway through the year now, and there’s so much to update you on. The team at Life Itself have been working hard on many exciting projects, so read below to find out more. Compassionate Mental Health Liam Kavanagh, head of the Life Itself Insitute, co-curated a three-day […]

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Ecosystem Mapping

Richard D. Bartlett

Recently, we spoke to Richard D. Bartlett as part of our ecosystem mapping project. Read below to find out about all of the amazing things he is doing within the space.  Richard’s background story For Rich, the central guiding question has always been: how can there be belonging without conformity? Rich was part of the […]

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Ecosystem Mapping

Conscious Evolution (Robert Cobbold) – A Conversation

We caught up last week with Robert Cobbold, who runs Conscious Evolution. Conscious Evolution is ‘the intentional effort to drive forward our individual and collective evolution. It is consciously leading our lives and designing our societies to unleash our evolutionary potential.’ We spoke with Robert about the great need to map coherently the space that […]

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Ecosystem Mapping

Joe Lightfoot – A Conversation

We are currently embarking on a project to map the space of organisations similar to ourselves, that broadly share our core values and beliefs, and that are trying to change the world around us. Recently, we had a great chat with Joe Lightfoot, about his work and the space that we exist in.  Joe Lightfoot […]

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Institute

Life Itself Bulletin – June

Hello and welcome to our fortnightly Life Itself news bulletin. Here is a quick update on everything we have been doing recently. Go and check it all out: Compassionate Mental Health Coming Home to Ourselves is a two day virtual gathering  to explore alternative approaches for living and working with mental distress, running June 23-25th 2021. […]

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Book Notes Conscious Coliving

Creating a Life Together by Diana Leafe Christian – Summary and Notes

Notes on Diana Leafe Christian’s Creating a life together: practical tools to grow ecovillages and intentional communities (2003). An excellent handbook on how to create intentional communities. Extremely useful with telling anecdotes, concrete practical steps and a lot of wise advice based on long and diverse experience — not only did Christian live in community […]

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Institute

Life Itself April Update

Hello to all!  As May floats gently along and the days are longer and brighter, there is plenty more news to report to you. We have been busy behind the scenes at Life Itself, as well making more frequent public appearances on podcasts and seminar discussions.  Life Itself co-founder, Sylvie Barbier has been discussing her […]