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

Life coach, author, podcaster, facilitator, Dr

I am a well-being coach who helps people find their 'thing'; the thing that lights you up and gives you joy and energy. Listen to my podcast; 'What's your thing?' to get inspiration.

I support people to create a less stressed life, to boost their well-being, to ask for what they want and to look after their own needs so that they can hear their heart's call and live a more empowered and meaningful life.

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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 30 years ago and I'm a yoga teacher. I have written a couple of books, I teach psychology and work with a large variety of coaching clients.