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.
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.
Connected or reconnected. Fit with the right cycles and in the right season. Nourished and nurtured with natural energy. Aware of place and part.
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....
The Enemy of progress is the hope of a perfect plan
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.
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.
• 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.
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.