New Life’s inaugural fundraising event, the ‘Mindful for the MOON’ 10km Wua Walk around our village lake, turned out to an incredibly inspiring day. Not only did it feel great to be supporting a good cause by participating in the Fun Run, it also gave us a sense of accomplishment for taking on the challenge of completing a 10km track
New Life offered Chris the chance to learn about organic farming and permaculture with the opportunity to get back to those basics most of us have never had, but feel like we’ve lost. Working with soil is as therapeutic as Chris imagined it would be and really binds the community together.
Check out our latest organic sustainable farming project! This week, we welcomed fifty ducks to the New Life family. The ducks came from a small, locally-run farm in Mae Sai, near the Burmese border. Farming ducks will provide us with material for our compost, as well as nutritious, free-range organic eggs.
In this New York Times article, Dr. Marsha Linehan, the founder of DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), shares her own struggles with depression, self-harm, borderline personality disorder, and attempted suicide, and provides hope for others who suffer from such severely debilitating illnesses:
Arriving at the New Life Foundation 10 days ago, I gave myself a week to check the place out before deciding to stay. Within a few days I had committed to 3 months and it was the workshops that clinched it. In just 3 sessions I’d learnt incredibly useful life skills and significantly progressed the self-development work I’d began in rehab.
With the addition of two new life coaches and many more residents joining our mindful community, we’re starting to run out of space at the office. That’s why our life coaching team is moving…to the art gallery!
Here at New Life, we’re gearing up to celebrate the annual Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand, which will fall this year on November 28th. Originally, it was a way to pay respect to the spirits of the waters by releasing a floating (“loy”) a lotus-shaped receptacle (“krathong”) made from banana leaves into the local canal, river or lake
Our earth building team is now working on a new project! After only 4 weeks of work, the prototype mud hut (otherwise known as Phil’s Place) is already over 25% completed. ‘I’ve loved seeing it take shape, having been involved from the foundations, and I hope to see the project through to the final result in a couple of months
It’s almost time for our WUA WALK (wua means cow in Thai) – walking, jogging, or running 10km to raise money to buy and cover the initial outlay for a dairy cow. Her milk will be used to produce butter, cheese, yoghurt, and maybe even ice cream to help further our goal to create an organic farm that will offer our community nutritious food and become a learning center for all those interested in sharing innovative, large-scale, eco-friendly farming techniques.