What's Findhorn?

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

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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

Writer, Listener, Teacher, Dr

I am a stress and well-being coach who supports women to ask for what they want and look after their own needs so that they can hear their heart's call and live a more empowered and meaningful life. I draw on experience and training in bereavement, domestic abuse, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, Transactional Analysis and other therapeutic approaches to get you loving you. I have 2 sons who I love loads (and who sometimes drive me crazy). I'm a Barefoot Trained coach and I got a distinction for my post-grad cert in 2011. I have a PhD which led me to look at Emotional Intelligence in schools and I have a number of academic and professional qualifications in various types of therapy. I have practiced meditation since I went to India over 25 years ago and I'm currently training to be a yoga teacher. I have written a couple of books, I teach psychology and work with a large variety of coaching clients.

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