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  • Beyond money

    Welcome back to Mindful Money Week! One of the ways we can make peace with money is by it taking a less prominent role in our lives, in moving beyond money. The more you are plugged into the external economy and the outside world, the more […]

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  • Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours

    Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours  With a little understanding,  You can find the perfect blend. Neighbours should be there for one another, That’s when good neighbours become good friends. The sun was shining, the sky was blue…  Up went the bunting and out came the […]

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  • Know thy neighbour?

    “The community you want starts at your front door” Neighbour Day, Australia We have just past our first anniversary of living in the Pink House. And along with boxes still to unpack we have many neighbours yet to meet.You see, unlike my mama, I am not […]

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  • There’s a shop in my cupboard… why bulk buying makes sense

    The end of the world is nigh… well to look in my utility room and larder cupboard you’d think so… Note the couple of kilos of fair trade chocolate!! I bulk buy… I get a weekly order of basic groceries delivered from the supermarket, a […]

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  • YES! A big shout out

    I have just come across a new idea right up my street in YES! magazine  which author Chuck Collins, a senior researcher at the US Institute for Policy Studies, refers to as Common Security Clubs. Those who have been interested in my Transition Family posts and this […]

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  • Be Prepared (Part 3): Instead of Money

    Money, money, moneyAlways sunnyIn a rich man’s world A little Abba to brighten your day! Our global culture has moved from one in which indebtedness was considered a sin or a crime, to the past decade, where indebtedness became the norm. But now the chickens […]

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  • Be Prepared (2): Skills for Resilient Families

    It is my belief that the most important investment you can make for yourself, your family, your community is in yourself. Learning new skills and then sharing them with others, either through your work, or by teaching them to others. This, regardless of what sort […]

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  • Be Prepared (Part 1): Building Family Resilience

    As parents we know that we need to be prepared for many events. We carry nappies, a snack and a change of clothes for our kids when we go out. We take our driving license and a spare tyre when we drive. Us women need […]

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