Not long after the planes flew into the buildings, it occurred to us that life had turned into one big mass produced, one size fits all mess – relentless exams, automated answering systems, and mind numbing malls combined with a spiraling addiction to material acquisition. Something about it all just didn’t feel right. Deep down inside we had an inkling that there was definitely something deeper, richer and more meaningful somewhere. But where? We decided to find out.
Since that moment we’ve been experimenting with new ways to live, learn, work, and be, all with the single purpose of seeking that something more for ourselves and anyone else who was interested.
Our adventure was not straightforward but we weren’t alone. Over the years we’ve interviewed tea pickers in Sri Lanka and social entrepreneurs in Montreal. We toured the Derwent Valley where the first cotton mills were built. We did some serious time on the trails, beaches, and forests of the earth coming to terms with her beauty and our place in it. We dove into the liberating educational approaches of self directed learning, Maria Montessori and Rudolph Steiner and the multiple intelligence theories of Howard Gardner. And we experimented with ways to communicate these new perspectives through digital media, immersive installations, hands on learning, performance, and other stuff.
This is the work in progress of one family’s quest to seek the more, the better, the deeper way of breathing, being, and living for ourselves and anyone else who might be interested.
If that’s you then please feel free to join us.
If we’ve learned one thing on this journey it is that we are all gloriously different and there is therefore no right way.
To address this we’ve organised things experientially. No spectators here. If you want to uncover our secrets, plans and clever tricks you’ll have to dive in.
We hope you will enjoy our adventures and that you will find something from our path that you can take with you on yours.
third culture kids, travellers, makers, doers, and anyone with a faint inkling in their heart that something is not right: this work is for us and the time is NOW.
life is deep. wake up. dive in.
bon voyage and big hugs
jac, ali, fin, & maya