Category Archives: Inspirational Stories

Feel good stories which will help to give you a boost of positivity.

Inspiring live – Dana Zamprogno homesteading mama

I am so pleased to bring you another inspiring,

alternative life interview, meet Dana Zamprogno

 Please tell our readers a little about your life, where are you currently living, what do you do etc?

We are a family of four, with two of us being 19 months and 7 weeks old. We live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia. I am originally from New Zealand, and Tasmania had the best compromise of living in Australia where my husband is from, and getting the NZ climate I miss so much. I currently write a blog about homesteading and being self sufficient on my website, while my husband has taken leave from his Payroll career to spend time at home our kids and I.

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Life changing must see documentaries

Life changing, must see documentaries and films to inspire change in your lifestyle, behaviours and habits.

Each comes personally recommended for you to watch, by us.

These documentaries and films have shaped our lives over the past few years and vegucated was responsible for us stopping eating meat.

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We need to make changes as our mother is crying out, sometimes it’s overwhelming and we feel powerless against these huge corporations but we can each do our own little bit by educating ourselves, making changes in our own lives and our families lives by choosing what we consume and what we buy. If the demand isn’t there, then companies will be forced to do things differently.

The famous saying “After the last tree has been cut down, the last river has been poisoned, the last fish has been caught, will we realise we cannot eat money” is very relevant. Greed, power and ignorance, shall not overcome if we each stand up for what is right, no matter what they threaten us with.

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Inspiring lives – Krystal Woodbridge, natural relationship therapist

I am so pleased to bring you another inspiring,

alternative life interview, introducing Krystal Woodbridge

Krystal is a nature inspired relationship coach and I am so pleased she was able to do this interview because we are passionate about people having the best relationship possible when they find their special love.

 Please tell our readers a little about your life, where are you currently living, family etc?

I live in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK, with my partner, Richard, and my 4 year old rescue dog, Theo. I spend a lot of time in Nature, and have been recently enjoying learning more about paganism. I adore camping and do it whenever I can. I play violin in a Celtic folk band – Celtic Krystal. I am quite active and love running – particularly training for and running marathons, and have 2 personal training sessions every week. I also enjoy snowboarding. I love tarot and rune readings, and am currently making my own set of rune stones from crystals. I love craft beer and fine wines. I love cats too. The barn owl is my totem animal – I have a large tattoo of one on my back.
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Inspiring lives – Anita Kaiser

I am so pleased to bring you another inspiring,

alternative life interview, introducing Anita Kaiser.

Please tell our readers a little about your life, where are you currently living, what you do?

These days I live in Hamilton Ontario which is the known as the City of Waterfalls but also has quite a gritty side having come up as a Steel Town.  I’m a yoga teacher, Reiki healer, as well and Business/Life Coach.  I’m a big believer in the things that hold you back in life will also hold you back in business if you don’t clear them.  We all came to this place to live in joy and instead we so often hold ourselves in that space of not good enough.  I like to help people lessen that energy and more into a freer, happier, easier place.  In my coaching I tend to pull from all sorts of training to create this shift.  I’m also a bit of super foods pusher because I know what a difference that has made in my life and the life of my family.
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Introducing vegan health coach Alex Walker

Alex is a passionate Health Advocate and lives a predominantly Raw Plant Based Lifestyle. He is an inspiring vegan health coach, who shares his vitality and joy through food, he also has a cracking smile and a wonderful, positive and uplifting personality.
We are so pleased to introduce you to him.
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His vision is to inspire as many people as possible in a Healthy and compassionate way, through food, exercise and mindfulness. Alex believes that educating the next generation is the key to building a world of truly healthy, Powerful, thriving people.

Our dream to open a community hub

As Naked Wild and Free we are part of a community interest company called Bohemia Blackpool C.I.C, which also includes The Gathering fields and Elephant creative thinking

Together and separately we have done all sorts of work in and with the community, and last year we was blessed to be awarded funding by the Big Lottery Fund to do an 8 week course with young (under 25) mums to teach them to cook, all about natural living, sewing, knitting, open up their worlds with vision boards, dreaming, yoga and meditation and have a trip to the  farm at The Gathering fields to learn about growing foods and herbs, this went down really well and I am pleased to say one of the mums has totally changed her eating habits, she has ditched her addictions to unhealthy food and has made some massive changes in her life.

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We love that we are linked from our deprived Blackpool town to an 288 acre farm in Dolphinholme, where children and adults have the opportunity to get away from the grey buildings and be totally immersed in nature, and learn practical things to change their lives. When the young mums experienced a sound bath for their first time, some of the children fell asleep they were so relaxed and the mums said it felt out of this world!

Planting herb/fairy gardens to take home went down really well, and story time in the yurt for the small ones was exciting. Sharing life stories and having the experience of older mums to talk to about worries and concerns was a brilliant part of the course, and keeping the network of people going to help and inspire is key too.

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It is our dream to restore this old Quaker meeting house into an alternative community hub, we believe in living without toxic chemicals, eating clean food that nourishes our bodies and minds, living a purer life and sharing positivity to be the best you can be and encouraging optimum health through talks, food and special events.

Combining this with workshops, theatre productions, cinema evenings, mini festivals, encouraging the local elderly to come and share their stories, holding groups for homeschoolers, parents, children, ethnic minorities and those in our community that feel different for not living in a mainstream way.

We want to open a place where we will welcome community members to come and stay a while, be surrounded by like minded people, eat cleanly and refresh the mind and relax the body, make new friends, get a support network and learn new skills.

It will be unlike any community centres that already exist, we will have a faded elegance decor with twists of a travelling circus, there will be a relaxed bohemian vibe throughout the building. Our ethos is all about eco living, upcycling, reusing, bringing joy and happiness through positivity, growing and learning.

The front room will be dedicated to eating wholesome, vegetarian and dairy free food with squishy sofas, mismatched tables and lots of books, a children’s area with bean bags and wooden toys. There will also be a juice bar serving smoothies, juices and raw foods. This will be Blackpool’s only dedicated vegan/vegetarian, dairy free, fairtrade, organic eatery. With gluten free options available too. The nearest one similar is 30 miles away.

The hall will house many projects including workshop space, mini festivals, vegan fairs, craft projects, farmers markets, art gallery evenings for local artists, yoga, meditation, dancing, sound baths and much more plus having a rentable space for other community groups to use. There will be a stage area for performers to come along and share their talents plus we can put on special evening events in this area too.

Sometimes the hall will be transformed into a cinema showing documentaries and wellbeing films. It will be a great educational space too for homeschool groups and other community projects to use.

The garden is perfect for us growing organic foods, for teaching the community how to grow your own too.

This project is needed in Blackpool as it will educate, socialise and bring together community minorities who have no other place they feel they can go in a safe and homely environment. It is also needed to educate people in eating healthily and on a budget as Blackpool has some very deprived areas. We can teach skills in growing veg, crafts, arts, cooking, eating well, juicing, foraging, meditation, alternative therapies, sewing, composting, keeping chickens, self employment, PR and marketing, blogging and social networking, nutrition, eco parenting and many more.

After putting out a survey to local people our findings showed that there was a lack of communal space where people could meet up, eat, talk, share stories and meet like-minded people who didn’t serve alcohol. Also cafes ect close at 5pm and the only other establishments to meet up in are nightclubs, pubs and fast food outlets. Health conscious non drinkers don’t want to go to these places.
There is a lack of a wholesome venue that teens can feel safe in.
There is no venue specifically for vegans/vegetarians/gluten free/organic eating in the fylde coast. Over 60% surveyed said they would like an organic venue.
59% said they would like to see mini festivals, small concerts and workshops available to all ages.
Positivity and healthy living are the subjects people are most interested in.
There is a lack of friendly, safe places for mums with children that are not play areas to meet and make new friends.

We can’t wait for this dream to come true so we can help and serve more of our diverse and wonderful community and give something to Blackpool that it has never seen before.

Learn how to cure Crohns disease naturally

Learn how to cure Crohns disease naturally

Today we had the pleasure to chat to David Donovan Brown who against doctors advice for medication, healed himself naturally from crohns disease.
What an inspirational and positive story, showing how imbalances in your body can be cured naturally.
“I was diagnosed with crohns disease in April 2015 but I had been suffering for much longer without a diagnosis.
By the time I was diagnosed I had already started to change my eating and drinking habits. I gave up smoking and consuming alcohol in June 2014 so I was already 10 months into that journey and I had also gone from vegetarian to vegan shortly before that.
In 2014 I was training for the Paris marathon and I started to notice quite drastic weight loss which ultimately lead to my diagnosis.
It turned out that my Ileocecal Valve had developed scar tissue and was almost closed and I couldn’t absorb nutrients effectively. I was also diagnosed with Pernicious Anaemia and my small and large intestines were covered in ulcers.
I was told that I may need surgery to open the Ileocecal Valve and my specialist recommended that I start a 2 year treatment plan of Immunosuppressants.

Conscious Camp 2016

Feeling so grateful and full of love. I have just returned from Conscious camp.

First time camping at this amazing gathering of beautiful souls in Wales we had fun, dancing, bathing and swimming in the river, going to awesome workshops, attending yoga each morning at 8am, listening to inspiring talks, eating amazing vegan food and having a profound heart opening experience.

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The river, perfect for naked swimming ( I kept my clothes on), paddling and making your skin feel really smooth

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Friday

14:00 – 15:00 Free style Dance with Steve
15:00 – 16:00 Dream Building with Lisa
16:00 – 17:00 Peaceful Warrior Training with Phil
17:00 – 17:30 Opening Ceremony/Speed Meet
17:30 – 18:30 DINNER
18:30 – 21:00 Singing Bowls with Scott
21:00 – 22:00 Chanting round the fire with Suzie

Saturday

07:00 – 08:00 Free space for early meditation
08:00 – 09:00 Yoga with Jessica
09:00 – 10:00 Awakening Dance with Lisa
10:30 – 11:30 Sound Bath with Suzie
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00 Red Tent with Jane/Men’s Circle with Stephen
14:00 – 15:30 Red Tent with Jane/Men’s Circle with Stephen
15:30 – 17:00 Sound Bath with Scott
17:00 – 18:00 Tai Chi with Patricia.
18:00 – 19:00 DINNER
19:00 – 20:00 Foraging with Wil
20:30 – 21:30 Meditation with Suzie S
21:30 – 22:30 Open Mic for Music or talks

Sunday

07:00 – 08:00 Free space for early meditation
08:00 – 09:00 Yoga with Jessica
09:00 – 10:00 Awakening Dance with Lisa
10:00 – 11:30 Conscious Connection with Stevi
11:30 – 12:30 Foraging with Wil
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 15:30 Ying and Yang with Jessica/ Menarche ceremony with Jayne
15:30 – 16:30 Feng Shui with Claire
16:30 – 18:00 Conscious Party with Steve
18:00 – 19:00 DINNER
19:00 – 20:45 Ecstatic Dance with Sharon
20:45 – 22:00 Open Mic for Music or talks

Monday

07:00 – 08:00 Free space for early meditation
08:00 – 09:00 Yoga with Jessica
09:00 – 10:00 Awakening Dance with Lisa
10:00 – 11:00 Child’s play with John
11:00 – 12:00 Drumming with Alan
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 – 14:00 Qi Gong with Philip
14:00 – 15:00 Closing Ceremony
15:00 – 16:00 Social time and goodbyes.

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The compost loo’s which despite adding sawdust got pretty stinky after 4 days.

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It was 4 days of bliss, being with like minded people, no alcohol, no smoking, no stinky perfume, just free, natural beings who smile. I could of easily lived there, the river was lovely but pretty cold, we bathed in it and washed our hair, had deep chats whilst fish swam by us. The vegan food was so tasty and it was lovely not to cook and not to worry what am I going to eat because I knew it was all lovely food. Stories and songs around the fire at night, chanting and a lovely way to make each single person feel special. We sang to each person “Ruby (or their name) we love you, deep down in our soul, Ruby we love you deep down in our soul, deep down, deep down, deep down in our soul” the feeling of love, friendship and gratitude was palpable. Not having to do anything you didn’t want and knowing you are provided for and cared for was a beautiful experience.

I didn’t miss facebook at all and felt less stressed and my back muscles didn’t ache at all. I didn’t sleep well at night, I was really cold despite a sleeping bag, blanket, pj’s, hat and onsie! But what I did love was waking up naturally to the birdsong and sound of the river, rather then squarking chickens, whinging dogs and traffic noises. I can’t wait to live in the countryside and breathe in the pure air and be surrounded by lush green fields.

Go to the doctors? Never!

Go to the doctors? Never!

While her friends pop endless pills, a defiant Liz Hodgkinson, 70, insists going to see your GP can do more harm than good: original post written by Liz Hodgkinson on Daily mail newspaper.

Because I am old – or, at 70, what the medical profession considers old – I am constantly bombarded with screening kits and invitations to go for this or that expensive health check.

I also regularly receive texts or emails from my local doctor’s practice for various annual tests, plus the flu vaccine and checks on my cholesterol levels. And they don’t just come from the NHS. I also receive letters from private health companies inviting me to go for an ‘essential’ health check.

And do you know what? I ignore them all. The bowel cancer kits I receive from time to time go straight into the bin, and I have never in my life had a mammogram or smear test, even though I am always being coerced or even bullied into making an appointment to do so.

What are toxins and how to avoid them

After an influx of new readers (hello you beautiful souls) I thought it would be good to tell you how NWF came about and why we live without toxins and how you can get started on your journey to a purer life free from toxins and find out how to avoid them.

So what’s my story?

Well I will explain how it all started a few years ago. My eldest son James was diagnosed with some kind of autism, ADD and dyspraxia. The doctor was rather vague about this diagnosis and to be honest not very helpful but she was quick to prescribe a ‘cure’ in the shape of Ritalin. I had already read about the effects of Ritalin and other medicines given to children with ADD and ADHD, I knew the outcome wasn’t good all types of side effects including death!

I didn’t want my child on this horrible mind numbing medication but also didn’t want to live with someone who flipped out, had major anger issues, was violent and had no sense of danger. So I did the only thing I could and researched other options, I was surprised how much there was out there to harm our minds and bodies, many of which are in our foods and all have been passed by the food agencies and government as perfectly fine to consume.

I was shocked, outraged and felt overwhelmed by it all. I spent hours, days and weeks on the internet, reading books and researching all the different chemicals, additives, toxins, preservatives, E numbers, MSG, dairy, gluten, colours, flavourings, fillers, caffeine and much more.

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