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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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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 […]

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Book Notes Co-X

Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux – Summary and Notes

Laloux has done a great service bringing together multiple case studies, and drawing out commonalities in practices, attitudes and behaviours. Potential improvements: Those unfamiliar with Wilber and culture/values stage theory (as I was when I read the book) may find the initial sections on “amber/red/green/teal” a bit hard-going. I’d suggest this be moved toward the […]

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Collective Wisdom

Collective Wisdom – Reflections

Collective intelligence and collective wisdom are distinct Collective wisdom is distinct from collective intelligence. Both are valuable and each can benefit the other; nevertheless they are different. What is collective intelligence? Collective intelligence here refers to the fact that sourcing expertise, opinions and ideas from multiple people can lead to better conclusions than would otherwise […]

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Institute

Wise Living Fund Information Session

What: An introduction to the background and aims of the Wise Living Real Estate Fund. When: 29th October, 6-7pm CET  Where: The event will take place via Zoom. Further information: https://lifeitself.us/real-estate-fund/ Register: Sign up to the event using this form: https://forms.gle/Tz48M7WmRSwuQQCu8 What is the Real Estate Fund? The Real Estate Fund is a fund offering […]

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Institute Life Itself Wisdom

Transforming the Narrative as a Route to Social Transformation (Situation, Complication, Question, Hypothesis – SCQH)

We’ve just completed our Situation, Complication, Question, Hypothesis (SCQH) for the ‘Transforming the Narrative’ stream of our work. We’re posting it here to show the thinking behind what we’re up to, and of course to hear feedback and reflections from anyone who’s interested! The structure of “situation, complication, question, hypothesis (SCQH)” is a methodology we […]