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What’s Findhorn?

( intentional community in Scotland where people gather to live differently)

I met Dorota Owen when I took my first holiday as a single parent.  She was there with her three children and remains today one of the best facilitators I have evern had the fortune of being with.

She oozed glamour and wove magic, charming my shy boys into play and community.  We soon got used to ‘welcoming’ the food before we ate it, we didn’t question cleaning our rooms and the shared space every Friday even though we were on holiday and we loved washing up with the other families there with us.  Such was our introduction to Findhorn life.

I will leave Dorota to explain more about Findhorn in our podcast conversation, but being on that holiday and having a Findhorn experience, changed my single parenting life.  Instead of eating alone, we took turns in cooking for other mums and kids at the school gates, we shared gardens, toys, child care and we were all enriched by the community we created.

I love living where I do, and adding the Findhorn feel to our local community helped all of us and our children flourish.  In our conversation Dorota talks about self-care, parenting and Findhorn as she shares her own story.  I hope you enjoy it.


Julie Leoni

Julie Leoni

Coach, author, podcaster, facilitator, Yoga and psychology teacher, learner

I have over 30 years of experience and qualification in various therapeutic and meditation/mindfulness based approaches. I work with change. Some changes we chose, others happen to us.  Sometimes we know we want to change but don't know how. Sometimes we don't want to change but external events or people are forcing us to change. The menopause, children leaving home, the end of a relationship or job, becoming a parent, coming out, bereavement are just some of the personal changes I support people with. I also work with people who want to make changes to their life and wider world in response to social issues such as Covid, the climate crisis and racial, sexual and gender inequalities. Times are changing whether we want them to or not and we need to be nimble, agile, curious and open in order to part of the new story emerging. Work with me to get clear on what matters to you, what makes your heart sing and what kind of future you want for yourself and those you love. It is possible to live differently, get in touch to explore how.

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