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Life Itself Community Hangouts

At Life Itself we are passionate about the potential of individuals joining together in community to contribute towards a positive shift within our cultural values. In recent years we’ve noticed a gathering of energy within the field of social change. What once felt like small ripples within the ocean are beginning to feel more and […]

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Conscious Coliving Hubs

Announcing the Sympoiesis Residencies at the Life Itself Praxis Hub

We’re thrilled to annouce Life Itself’s latest initiative: Sympoiesis. Explore more conscious, collective ways of living in stunning surroundings near Bordeaux in France. These are a series of experiential collective residencies at the Life Itself Praxis Hub in Bergerac. Residencies are an opportunity to explore the practices and social technologies for transforming our reactivity and […]

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Culturology Ontology Wisdom

Announcing the next Imaginary Society Forum with Jeremy Lent

We are excited to welcome acclaimed author Jeremy Lent to the next online Imaginary Society Forum on 9th September 2021. The Zoom session will run for 1.5 hours starting at 5pm CEST/11am EDT. The Forum will see Life Itself co-founder Rufus Pollock discuss with Jeremy his work and its implications for humanity’s future, before giving […]

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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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“The Master and His Emissary” – The Fate of Iain McGilchrist’s Magnum Opus

by Dr Liam Kavanagh Since its 2009 publication, many have been captivated by Iain McGilchrist’s The Master and His Emissary (TMAHE). The book, whose jacket is decorated by approving quotes from famous thinkers and neuroscientists, provides a compelling exploration of the curious division of the brain into two hemispheres. It also relates this hemispheric divide, […]

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Wiser Policy Forum: Launch Bulletin

Life Itself is excited to announce, in collaboration with our partners at Untitled, and UCL Professor of Collective Intelligence Geoff Mulgan, the Wiser Policy Forum. This initiative brings together stakeholders from across the spheres of civil society, policy and beyond to explore how we might take a wiser approach to some of the most pressing […]

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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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Wise Metrics

We have started thinking about a Wise Metrics Project. Our current metrics for social progress are simply not up to par. As our historic fixation with GDP shows, not only have we been measuring the wrong things but these measurements have been distorting our behaviour. To adequately guide our progress we must re-evaluate both what […]