One thing I like about New Life is the willingness of community members to share their skills and passions outside of the standard program – whether it’s Zoë organising football games, Alex and Nancy’s painting […]
One of the ways we practice mindfulness together as a community is through holding Noble Silence. Every day, from 9:30 pm to 8:30 am the next morning we are invited to explore what it is […]
New Life has a new workshop! Have you ever heard of the concept of “stream of consciousness” writing? It’s a method of narration that is a special form of interior monologue that mirrors the half thoughts, impressions, and associations of the writer…
Shame is the swampland of the soul and the research shows it is highly correlated with addiction, depression, eating disorders and suicide. In a workshop community members explored and discussed the 9 or so ‘shame themes’.
Life coach John gave the New Life community a highly valuable workshop on mindful eating and the seven types of hunger. If you are looking for mindful strategies to deal with your cravings, this might be interesting for you.
Life coach Tom van den Beemd offered a creative workshop centred around the theme of ‘Your Life Path’. The brief was to create an art installation using masking tape, pens and pastels, and any other materials we could find in the gardens to illustrate a vision of our life’s path…
What does a day at New Life look like? Many people who haven’t been here yet muse about this question. On a typical Wednesday in October we set out to answer it – in real-time with lots of pictures and videos.
Every Wednesday night just before eight, we host meetings for women’s and men’s groups. They are a kind of group therapy where, through open and frank exchange. I spoke to group leaders Samina and Shane about what the group brings to the community.