New Life has grown so much in the past three years, thanks to the generosity of our founder, Johan Hansen, as well as our energetic and enthusiastic staff, volunteers, and residents – not to mention yourself, dear reader. Nevertheless, we still need a great deal of support in order to keep the New Life project going.
Are you interested in mindfulness, yoga, and sustainable agriculture? Do you have counselling, life coaching, or therapeutic skills? Can you whip up a fabulously healthy meal or offer music, dance, or art therapy? New Life Foundation is currently looking for long- and short-term volunteers to help out at our mindful recovery community.
It’s not always easy living in a close-knit community – even a mindful one such as ours. At the same time it’s an eye-opening way to live, especially if you’ve never had an experience like this before. This blog posts explores some of the things that you learn while living in a community like ours.
Yomi came to New Life as a volunteer for a couple of months as part of year-long adventure of discovery and travel. Yomi chats to us about what he took away with him from New Life, and explains how working with the Enneagram helped him towards greater self-understanding and personal growth.
With Adam How and Kim Roberts, 22 – 23 July 2013: Our vision and enthusiasm sometimes get clouded by everyday life… This workshop will help and inspire you to reconnect with your true self and that vision of a “life worth living” that we all hold inside.
Mitchell’s inspirational farewell speech: “New Life forms a core chapter in the rediscovery of my life. At New Life I found some wonderful tools for living a life full of happiness but, and this is a big but, learning these tools is not enough – however full my toolbox becomes it will not be of any value if I simply store this toolbox in the shed. (…)”
Mitchell is a big, strong lad from the Netherlands. We were all touched by his courage and openness and he was a generous and valued member of the community. He was full of surprises, not least when his infectious enthusiasm gave us a farewell gift that hit just the right note…
For New Life resident Dawn the world had lost its sparkle and she wanted change. She came to New Life to try something different. What she found here was an unexpected journey and one that wasn’t without a few bumps in the road along the way.