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Welcome Back Looby Macnamara author of 7 Ways to Think Differently

 
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This week Looby Macnamara will be joining us to talk about the ways humans think and how that affects the natural environment around us.

There are four copies of her book, 7 Ways to Think Differently up for grabs.

Looby will be stopping by on the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the decision making forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's Daily-ish email.

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Looby and make her feel welcome!
 
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Hi Looby, great having you here, I just received People and permaculture, haven't started reading it but have seen that it's really nice, can't wait to hear more about your new book here on the forums.
 
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Looby, for RSI you might be helped by and interested in a solution from a Tasmanian dude--Alexander Technique. Mind and Muscle is a good layperson's source, and explicitly addresses RSI. Also David Gorman of Learning Methods talks about how to actually get the message your body is sending you.
 
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Hello, I am very interested in the ways people think. I have made many observations about myself and my family. I am continually amazed at how certain people thirst for knowledge and others do not. Why some people have to be always busy learning and doing and some people struggle to get motivated to do anything. Myself, I am continually interested in something. If I have nothing to do, or cannot afford my interests I become very frustrated. My father is the opposite. He doesn't mind just chillin' every night behind the t.v. watching golf. zzzzzzzz...zzzzzzzz.....boring....
 
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An interesting topic here. I look forward to reading what everyone has to say and Looby's answers to questions. Thanks for stopping by.
 
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thanks for all the interesting posts, questions and comments here today - a great start to the forum. It's late over here in the UK so I will return fresh to answer more questions in the morning.
cheers
 
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Welcome Looby!

Your new book is so 'different' to anything else we are used to that I think a lot of us are struggling to know what to ask you. And I'm afraid I've been too disorganised to get hold of a copy in advance to read it through and review it and tempt people to join in. But I've just noticed that it's available as an instant download from Maddy's site - Green Shopping. There's a free sample to download, and the whole e-book is just £2.99, which I think is under $5.

I couldn't resist. I didn't realise it was so affordable, so I've stopped being my usual tight-wad self and treated myself to a copy. Your last book was such a blessing to me when I was so ill before and needed a reminder to look after myself, I'm sure this one will be just what I need now I'm back on my feet and getting ready to spread my wings a little. I'm going to be busy reading tomorrow morning, then I'll be back, no doubt loaded with questions!

Here's the blurb from the site, which may be of interest.

The thoughts and actions of people past and present have determined the current state of our planet. If we change our thinking, we can change the health of our own lives, and also the future state of our world. 7 Ways to Think Differently explores ways to address personal, social and environmental concerns in simple practical steps in our daily lives, helping us to make incremental, achievable changes.

As well as addressing our internal landscapes, Looby explains how individuals and communities can work together to achieve positive change. She also explores the current political and mainstream paradigms and where they are leading us.

Learn about:

• Abundance thinking

• Solutions thinking

• Systems thinking

• Thinking like nature

• Co-operative thinking

• Thinking for the future

• From thought to action

These ways to think differently are influential alternatives to the current mindset and can shift us to a better present, as well as setting us on a trajectory towards a better future. This is for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world. Looby offers potent medicine for a world full of challenges.
 
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Thanks Burra Maluca for telling people how to get hold of copies - and e copies.
Yes it is affordable - we wanted to make something that was accessible on lots of levels - including financially. It is hopefully a book that will become an entry point for people into permaculture. We need as many entry points as possible, and for many people who don't have access to land they need another entry point other than the land based skills.

I look forward to your questions tomorrow.
 
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So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and we have 2 winners.

Daniel Kern
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Upgeya Pew

Congratulations Daniel and Upgeya!

I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book and a permies care package.
 
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