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Connecting to the local, expanding our selves (ft. Helena Norberg-Hodge)
Episode 923rd October 2022 • Coconut Thinking • Benjamin Freud, Ph.D.
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In this episode, I speak with Helena Norberg-Hodge. Helena is a linguist, author and film maker, and the founder and director of the international non-profit organization, Local Futures, a pioneer of the new economy movement, and the convener of World Localization Day. She is the author of several books, including ‘Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh’, and, together with a film of the same title, Ancient Futures has been translated into more than 40 languages, and sold half a million copies. Her latest book is ‘Local is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness’. Other publications include ‘Bringing the Food Economy Home’ and ‘From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture’. We discuss:

🥥 the dangers of imposing a monoculture when everything is always in a state of change;

🥥 living in specific natural ecosystems to create an expanded self that is able to become;

🥥 shifting from I to We to move the narrative in our heads.

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