Moving from Doubt to Trust

I was recently at the Florida permaculture convergence when one of my dearest friends came to me and said “Mandalynn… it’s so amazing to see where you are now. Remember this time last year? Remember how fearful you were to go out into the world and pursue your passions? Remember all of the doubt you faced?” I was hit with the memory of us sitting together on my porch a few weeks before I went to Kashi, anxiety flooding through my veins, rehearsing to him all of the things that could go wrong and not work out…. … More Moving from Doubt to Trust

How Did I Get Here?

The thing is… I couldn’t have planned it. I didn’t even know how this would happen. Through the unfolding process, I have come to understand that the how is never our business. I set my intention for what I wanted my life to look like, not really having a clue on how to get there, and I pursued opportunities. I trusted the path, even at times when it was so unclear. When I look back, there were so many moments of fear, especially with leaving everything behind and not having a plan. We simply aren’t taught to trust. It’s something we either learn from our parents early on or we learn it on our own. … More How Did I Get Here?

Momo’s Yurt Visit

For the past couple of years, off-grid living and tiny house living has been so appealing to me. I see it as a powerful stance against our consumerist and materialistic society by taking the power in our hands and choosing to align ourselves with lifestyles that align with our morals and values. Sure, it seems to be a huge “counter-culture” movement or “alternative living,” but I see much deeper value in the movement than that… Our experience off-grid in a yurt during the winter really allowed me to dive into the beauty of what it’s truly like to live simply. … More Momo’s Yurt Visit