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A powerful journey with the wild. Hosted by Cormac Davey and Josh Bulpin, who between us have led more than 50 personal development expeditions in the wild around the world.

We feature guests; ordinarily inspired people from around the world keen to share their relationship with the wild, their human journey, and to inspire you.

We explore the power of the wild, and share perspectives for you to use yourselves while walking your own path.

Be True. Live Wild

Original Music: Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

Follow us @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/)

A collaboration between: @joshuabulpin (https://www.instagram.com/joshuabulpin/) + @mindfuladventurejourneys  (https://www.instagram.com/mindfuladventurejourneys/)

The Living Project The Living Project

    • Self Help
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

A powerful journey with the wild. Hosted by Cormac Davey and Josh Bulpin, who between us have led more than 50 personal development expeditions in the wild around the world.

We feature guests; ordinarily inspired people from around the world keen to share their relationship with the wild, their human journey, and to inspire you.

We explore the power of the wild, and share perspectives for you to use yourselves while walking your own path.

Be True. Live Wild

Original Music: Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

Follow us @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/)

A collaboration between: @joshuabulpin (https://www.instagram.com/joshuabulpin/) + @mindfuladventurejourneys  (https://www.instagram.com/mindfuladventurejourneys/)

    #12 Season 1: In Reflection

    #12 Season 1: In Reflection

    In this episode, the final one of The Living Project's first season, we reflect on our journey so far. And, we've had it professionally edited by the talented Juliette @pineappleaudioproduction (https://www.instagram.com/pineappleaudioproduction/) !!

    We share learnings from our courageous guests, and our own learnings from the journey so far in our mission to create a community dedicated to sharing the universal human journey through connection with the wild.

    There's some laughs at our self-professed technical ineptitude, and some celebration of achievements along the way.

    We share our gratitude for the support we've received so far and also launch our exciting new developments!

    The Living Project began as a project to create Wild Advances, and to take our approach to those currently without means of access. Due to Covid we, like everyone else had to change tack, and our Podcast was born. Whilst continuing with the Podcast (Season 2 launches on Friday 2nd October - not the 4th as we say in this episode!) we've also been working behind the scenes to launch our philosophy and approach as a whole.

    You can find out more at our website: https://www.thelivingproject.life

    Here you can access our podcast direct, check out our ever growing living library of life resources (readings, watchings, guiding), sign up to our Wild Advances (more details coming soon) and most importantly - become a Patron. By contributing whatever you can afford you are directly supporting our commitment for social good through personal exploration, so please check us out, ask us any questions you have and if you're able - support us directly so we can get stuck in to the work we're passionate about. Oh and if you've got any insight into how we can get our approach to those currently without means of access - we'd love to hear from you. This is our next big project.

    Thank you everyone for your support so far. We look forward to podcasting with you again in season 2 - Friday 2nd October.

    Follow us and join the conversation on INSTA/FACEBOOK @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/)

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel (https://www.instagram.com/delaceynigel/)

    • 41 min
    #11 In conversation with Jodie Burton

    #11 In conversation with Jodie Burton

    In this episode we're privileged to have a magical chat with the beautiful human, yogi and new Mum, Jodie. Chatting with us from her home by the sea in Torquay, Victoria, Australia, Jodie’s chat shares her life as an avid adventurer of people and place. Her journey as a magical yoga teacher, life with her partner Tom and baby daughter Mia, and finding the courage to launch her own project during the global pandemic - Kindred Journeys focused on Yoga and the Wild. While like all of us many of her plans have been changed by the Covid-19 situation at home and abroad, Jodie, as always, maintains a warmth, love and connection with others in a truly special way.

    You can find her on Insta @travelyogadance_ (https://www.instagram.com/travelyogadance_/) and her new project Kindred Journeys @kindred.journeys (https://www.instagram.com/kindred.journeys/)

    • 46 min
    #10 In conversation with Alice Longstaff

    #10 In conversation with Alice Longstaff

    In this Episode we're joined by our ordinarily inspired friend Alice Longstaff. To quote the song… Who the F is Alice you might ask? Well, keep listening to find out.

    Alice lives with a commitment to fun. She’s a life-long adventurer currently living van-life in the UK providing valuable care and support to vulnerable people while being locked-down somewhere for the first time in her life since she was a child! Her journey to where she is now is a fun one taking in volunteering overseas, finding a second family in the USA, leading expeditions in exciting environments and creating an adventure page called Fuck-up-of-the-day to illustrate the reality of an adventurous life. The values she lives by are all about connection. With others and with the wild. Listen to find out more...

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel

    Alice Longstaff Insta @alices_world_adventures (https://www.instagram.com/alices_world_adventures/) + @fuck_up_of_the_day (https://www.instagram.com/fuck_up_of_the_day/)  

    • 29 min
    #9 Air: Breath + Affirmation

    #9 Air: Breath + Affirmation

    In this episode we continue our series of discussions focused on using the wild to explore our truth and write our own story of life. 

    We knuckle down and focus on the power of air. Specifically, we dig deep into breath and affirmations.

    We explore how the element of Air is understood through different cultural lenses and how developing an understanding of and personal connection to this wild element can allow us to step out of our inner selves (me) and connect with others from a place of confidence, truth, love & compassion. 

    We’ll consider what we can do to develop a wild connection with Air through place, and actions (breath work and affirmation) and how we can create change both within ourselves and as a part of a global community.

     

    We believe there is a key for everyone to unlock their truth and live wild.  Our intention is to provide a number of keys along the journey. So join us in this episode to explore breath, affirmation, love and dancing in the rain in order to live a life that is both true to ourselves and kind to others.

    Tools:

    4-4 Energizing Breath

    Benefits of this breathing technique

    This is a powerful energy booster when you have only a few minutes. 

    How to do it:

    Sit with a straight spine and crossed legs if possible. Relax your shoulders.

    Start with taking a few deep breaths.

    Place your palms together at the heart center with the fingers pointing up. And press your hands firmly.

    Focus at the third eye, the brow point with eyelids lightly closed.

    Inhale, breaking the breath into 4 equal parts of sniffs, filling the lungs completely on the 4th.

    As you exhale, release the breath equally in 4 parts, emptying the lungs on the 4th. Note: On each part of both the inhale and exhale, pull the navel point toward the spine. (The stronger you pump the navel the more energy you will generate.)

    One full breath cycle (in and out) takes about 7-8 seconds.

    Continue for 2-3 minutes.

    To end, inhale deeply, press the palms together with force for 10-15 seconds. Create a tension in the whole body by pressing as hard as you can. Hold as long as possible.

    Exhale powerfully

    Repeat the inhale, hold, press.

    Exhale, relax and allow the tension in the body to vanish.

    If you  feel you need to rest, lie on the back with the eyes closed and relax for 2-5 minutes.

    Take a few deep breaths, stretch, and you will be ready for action.

    References:

    Books:
    Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga "The Courage to be Disliked"
    Jay Griffiths "Wild: An elemental journey"
    Nelson Mandela "A long walk to freedom"
    Victor Frankl "Man's search for meaning"

    Digital:
    Mindtools: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/affirmations.htm

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel

    Follow us and join the conversation on INSTA/FACEBOOK @itsthelivingproject (https://www.instagram.com/itsthelivingproject/)

    • 36 min
    #8 In conversation with Maurizio Fantato

    #8 In conversation with Maurizio Fantato

    In this Episode we're joined by our ordinarily inspired friend Maurizio Fantato. 

    Maurizio lives in Oxford with his wife Alexina and his son, Damien. His journey so far is an interesting one. Born in Italy, he spent his teenage years in Venezuela before moving to the UK in the 1980s. 

    He grew up a Roman Catholic, but today he considers himself to be on his own spiritual journey.  He's a practicing Reiki Master and has lived a life-long commitment to the exploration of self, and our relationship with the planet of which we are a part.

    The values he lives by and his approach to life are courageous, caring and inextricably bound up with a deep passion for the stewardship of our finite planet. A truly fascinating being, joint us to explore his journey.

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel

    • 37 min
    #7 Fire: Intention + Action

    #7 Fire: Intention + Action

    In this episode we continue our series of discussions focused on using the wild to explore our truth and write our own story of life. 

    We knuckle down and focus on the power of Fire. Specifically, we link the power of fire to intention and its power in creating action.

    Intention is feeling based. It’s a commitment to our heart, letting go of the noise around it and using it to guide our mind. Intention propels action one step at a time. One foot in front of the other.  

    We believe there is a key for everyone to unlock their truth and live wild.  Our intention is to provide a number of keys along the journey. So join us in this episode to explore what we mean by intention, how we can form our intentions, and how we can use them to guide our actions both within ourselves and out in the world, to live a life that is true to ourselves.

    As discussed in the Podcast, here are the 7 tips for writing an Intention Statement - these are presented in more detail in Katherine Hurst's book  "The secret law of attraction: Master the power of Intention"

    7 Tips For Writing An Intention Statement

    Affirm Only What You Want

    Write As If It Is Happening Now

    Focus On The Feeling

    Check For The Words “Try” And “But”

    Begin With Gratitude

    Make It Believable

    Deal Immediately With “Blurts”

    References:

    Books:

    Coleman Barks "A Year with Rumi - Daily Readings"
    Roger Housden "Ten Poems to Change Your Life"
    Vadim Zeland "Transurfing in 78 Days. A Practical Course in Creating Your Own Reality"
    Rutger Bregman "Utopia for Realists"
    Josh Bulpin "SWIM"

    Original Music by Nigel Lacey @delaceynigel

    Follow us and join the conversation on INSTA/FACEBOOK @thelivingproject2020

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Robbo39 ,

Favourite episode

My Friday lunch breaks are spent walking and listening to the podcasts and todays was my favourite yet 👍🏼 laugh out loud moments and inspiring in so many ways.. including to finally book a surf lesson!

Corragh1 ,

An interesting listen

Two nice clear voices with something inspiring to say about how they live their lives. Look forward to hearing future guests and being inspired myself.

explorerAJ ,

Good concept

I like the linking of experience through the 4 elements. Will be interesting to see where the next guests go.

Feel I have to make a comment on conforming to a gendered society though, will you be describing your male guests as fathers (for those who are)? Interesting that the 2nd descriptor for Deb is ‘supermum’ over all her huge achievements in paddling.

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