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Community Spirit ezine - August 2019

The theme of August issue is 'The Importance of Self Discovery'. Community Spirit is an international ezine that delivers uplifting and inspiring content for conscious people in the community. Sections cover: Sex Health, Big Clean Up, Supporting Local Communities to Thrive, Health Matters, Next Generation Matters, Business Matters, Spiritual Reality, Hidden Gems, Travel & Holidays, Animal well-Being, Technology Upgrade and much more... Written articles and videos. International free monthly eMazine for English speaking people interested in living healthy lives, supporting people in the community to thrive. It is best read relaxing with a coffee or tea and reading it on a Tablet, Laptop or Desktop.

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Community

Est. 2017

Spirit

COMMUNITY / HEALTH / SPIRITUAL / THERAPIES / TRAVEL / TECHNOLOGY

AUGUST- 2019 / FREE / GLOBAL

Sex Health: Feature

Written by Richart Llover

interview with tantra

The Biggest

coach Coco Bliss from

Barrier in

Ibiza

Your Life is

I

Travel:

The importance of selfdiscovery

Written by John & Celine

THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN WALDORF

AND MONTESSORI

EDUCATION

Your Self

BRITISH AND RUSSIANS INVEST MORE AND MORE

THE VALENCIAN PROVINCE

INTO

Business Matters in Spain

Spain is now one of the top five

countries for expats

YOGA IN ALL IT'S GLORY

WRITTEN BY CHRISTINA VLEESCHOUWERS

HIDDEN GEMS: Restaurant

& Cafe Reviews

... PLUS

great 15

things that

Javea has

Delivers Uplifting & Inspiring Content for Conscious People in the Community

to offer!


IN THIS

ISSUE

Dear Readers,

Each month Community Spirit ezine is just going from strength-tostrength.

In this issue our theme is the importance of Self-Discovery.

Our feature interview is a podcast with is with Coco Matthijssen (aka

Coco Bliss) from Ibiza. Coco is a well known Fertility Coach, and

specialising in Tantra and Yoga.

In this very open interview Coco talks about what tantra is, what it

isn't and practical ways on how we can apply it to our lives so we live

more through our heart. Coco hit the headlines when she became a

mother at 48 years old and gave birth to her lovely son, Elvis. She had

been trying for almost 10 years to have a child, and now she helps

other couples and individuals who want to have a child, yes, this is a

great interview about self-discovery.

All the Best,

Richard T. Voller

Founder

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@CommunitySpiritEzine

00 34 602.564.973

Community Spirit is an international lifestyle ezine for conscious-minded people who are

interested in living healthy lives and supporting each other to co-create thriving local

communities. All right reserved. Community Spirit is a registered trademark. It may not be

used by anyone except ourselves, under any conditions.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT

YOURSELF THROUGH TANTRA

In our new section dedicated to sex

health, we will be shining the light on

an important area in all of our lives. A

healthy sex life has many benefits for

couples and for people living the single

life, and is a topic which we wish to

openly discuss in every issue. So to kicks

start it in this issue we speak with tantra

coach COCO BLISS from Ibiza to gather

some valuable insights into how to be

more intimate and loving by applying

the wisdom of tantra to your life.

LEARN ABOUT DRU YOGA

When you think of yoga, what’s the

first thing that pops up into your

head?

CHRISTINA VLEESCHOUWERS, yoga

therapist enlightens us on the

benefits of Dru Yoga in all its glory.

DINING OUT IN VALENCIA?

In another new section, we review

restaurants and cafes in Valencia with

the helping hand of John and Celine of

Postcards of Valencia.

This issue we review Flying Been

Coffee and the Thai Mongkut

restaurant.

Article Writing submissions:

Offfice@CommunitySpiritEzine.com

copyright eMazineMedia 2019


Contents

Being Conscious

FEATURE INTERVIEW: Coco Bliss - Sex Health - page 4

The Big Clean Up - Oceans 4 video - page 19

Community Consciousness - page 49

Community Focus

Next Generation Matters - page 44

Supporting Communities - Top 15 places in Javea - page 9

Business Matters - Spain in top 5 for expats - page 29

Technology Upgrade - page 20

Travel - The Importance of Self-Discovery - page 43

Hidden Gems: Restaurant and Cafe Reviews - page 54

Being Healthy

Health Matters: Strawberry & Banana Smoothie - page 42

Health Matters - Dru Yoga - page 36

Health Matters - Holistic healing Kelli Davis - page 41

Video - Dr Bruce Lipton - page 48

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In this new section dedicated to Sex Health, our feature interview, a podcast, is

with Coco Matthijssen (aka Coco Bliss) from Ibiza. Coco is a well known Fertility

Coach, and specializing in Tantra and Yoga.

In this very open interview Coco talks about what tantra is, what it isn't and practical

ways on how we can apply it to our lives so we live more through our heart.

Coco hit the headlines when she became a mother at 48 years old and gave birth to

her lovely son, Elvis. She had been trying for almost 10 years to have a child, and now

she helps other couples and indivduals who want to have a child, yes, this is a great

interview about self-discovery (this month's theme).

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Let's Discover 15 great things that Javea has to offer us!

Beautiful beaches, Golf courses, arts and crafts markets,

Located on the Costa Blanca between Valencia and Alicante, Jávea fits is a model Mediterranean

beach destination.

The resort has 20 kilometres of coastline, with a wide choice of beaches, like the sandy bay at El

Arenal or heavenly coves such as La Granadella.

Away from the coast is an historic centre to wander through, and there are endless opportunities

to escape to the wilderness all around: Jávea is bookended by two soaring headlands, and all the

while the hulking mass of the Montgó Massif will catch the eye of anyone in need of adventure.

Lets have a look at the best things to do in Javea:


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1. Arenal Beach

Many people arriving in Jávea will

stop at this beach and go nowhere

else for a few days.

Playa de Arenal wins the Blue Flag

year after year, and is also the only

completely sandy beach in the

resort.

It’s almost half a kilometre in length

and gains the award for its

meticulous standards of cleanliness

and possession almost every amenity

you could wish for.

Lifeguards are here throughout the

summer, there are sports facilities,

children’s playgrounds and a host of

places to eat at the promenade

behind, which we’ll come to next.

2. Arenal Waterfront

Tracing the beachfront next to

Avenida de la Libertad is an

exceptional shopping and dining

district.

The beachside is almost totally

pedestrianised and very much a

family place, with locals out jogging,

walking their dogs and stopping by

at ice cream parlours or cafes for a

chat with friends.

In the evening there’s a real urban

bustle here: You can call in at one of

the many bars for pre-dinner drinks,

and of course the selection of

restaurants is part of the appeal.

Come for Spanish classics like tapas

or paella, or American-style fast

food, pizza or Chinese.


3. Historic Centre

The oldest area in Jávea was once enclosed

by walls, and is set some way in from the

coast, surrounding the Town Hall

(Ayuntamiento). You can still spot remnants

of these defences, such as at En Cairat.

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Over time the population spilled out, and

there was no need for any fortifications,

but you’ll know you’re in the old part of

the town because the streets will start to

taper and follow an irregular layout that

has survived since the middle ages.

The oldest houses and palaces are

gorgeous, blending whitewashed walls with

the local golden “tosca” sandstone.

4. San-Bartolomé-Church

One monument composed almost

entirely of the distinctive local

sandstone is this 16th-century

church constructed in the Valencian

gothic style.

This rock was quarried at Cabo San

Antonio, the promontory just to the

north of Jávea.

The church was constructed when

Corsairs were a constant threat to

coastal towns, which explains its

tough, military appearance: There

are battlements on top and you can

even make out the loopholes for

guns, as this was a place of refuge

during attacks when people would

often be captured as slaves.


5. Playa de la Granadella

Another Blue Flag beach is this cove,

130 metres long and hidden between

two rugged headlands.

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These help keep the sea currents and

winds away, so the water could hardly

be calmer and clearer.

The sea’s transparency attracts water

sports enthusiasts, who use Grandella

as the entry point for snorkelling and

scuba diving.

There’s also a floating platform during

peak season, great for youngsters who

will have no difficulty swimming in

these shallow and tranquil waters.

The beach itself is gravel, but

fortunately sun loungers can be hired

all through the summer.

6. Montgó Natural Park

This gargantuan rock has a constant

presence in Jávea, rising to 753 metres just

to the northwest of the town.

The summit is actually a lot more

achievable than its fearsome grey

limestone stone cliffs make it seem.

You can take the CV-736 road towards

Dénia, parking by Les Planes Campo de

Tiro.

You won’t need any climbing equipment,

just a good pair of trail shoes, as the path

zigzags quite gently for most of the slope.

It’s only when you get near the top that

you may have to scrabble over some scree

and gravel.

And once there you can take a seat and

look down from the formidable landform at

the bay and all its now tiny landmarks.


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7. Cabo de la Nao

The southern edge of the bay is bounded

by this colossal headland 120 metres above

the water.

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It’s the easternmost point in the

Community of Valencia and there are a few

vantage points where you can get photos

and vistas that stretch out to the Balearic

Islands.

There are also three restaurants on the

cape, each with outdoor terraces blessed

with these incredible panoramas.

On summer days you can pick up a snack or

cold drink from the kiosk next to the

lookout.

8. Archaeological and Ethnographic

Museum

Jávea’s museum occupies one of its

most significant civic buildings, La

Casa-Palacio de Antoni Banyuls,

built in the early-1600s.

Antoni Banyuls was the royal butler

of King Felipe II and his residence

has a captivating facade made from

Jávea’s local sandstone.

The interior was renovated in the

1800s, but the original tiles remain,

and are well worth your attention in

Room VI. The top floor is an exciting

exhibit of items recovered from the

waters in the bay of Jávea including

ancient amphorae and more recent

cannonballs.

Below you can learn about the

various old trades in the town, with

a forge, farm equipment and

traditional folk costume.


9. Cabo San Antonio

Marking the northern limit of the Bay

of Jávea is this headland with one of

the most complete views of the area,

including Arenal Beach, back to the

monumental Montgó and down to Cabo

de la Nao.

If you’re visiting Jávea with kids you

can drive up the CV-7362, which leads

right up to the lighthouse where

there’s a parking area.

Bring a picnic and bask in the scenery;

on a clear day you can even see out to

Ibiza.

If you’re an outdoorsy type then

there’s nothing to stop you getting

here on foot up the steep, scrubby

hillsides from the port.

10. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Loreto

Clashing with the white buildings in the

portside Duanes de la Mar neighbourhood

is this 1967 modern church built with

concrete and designed to evoke seafaring.

It’s a piece of daring avant-garde design,

relatively rare for religious buildings in

Spain.

The church is without corners and has an

oval floor, with bare walls that culminate

in a ring of skylights.

Outside there are 12 concrete buttresses

supporting the main structure, one for each

of the apostles.

You have to go inside to feel the church’s

ghostly beauty, where fishermen’s wives

would pray for their husbands’ safe return.

Gaze up at the ceiling, which is made with

strips of red pine and resembles the keel of

a sailboat.


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11. Hiking

The town is proud of its natural scenery, and if you visit the local tourist board’s website you can

download pdfs of a range of hikes.

All have trailheads that are easy to get to, and the trails are carefully marked.

There’s a fabulous one, the SL CV 97, that leads you from the Crux del Portixol down through forest

to the tranquil Cala Barraca.

You can also get hold of a calendar of guided walks, on which you’ll be given a local perspective on

the nature and history of the area.


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12. Water Sports

Jávea is a kind of Atlantis for water sports enthusiasts, to the point where it’s easier to list the

activities that aren’t available! All along the 20 kilometre coastline are locally-run companies

specialising in a different activity.

So in the Puerto Deportivo for instance you’ll have sailing charters and motor boat rentals.

Around the more sheltered coves like Granadellla you can get hold of snorkelling equipment, hire a

kayak or give paddle surfing a go.

The more open beaches are great for windsurfing and kite-boarding and for these sports you’ve got the

Wind Center right on Avenida del Mediterráneo.

13. Other Outdoor Activities

As you’ve seen, thanks to the steep terrain

Jávea has a whole series of miradors

(panoramic lookouts), and the most

enjoyable way to get to them is on two

wheels on the Miradores de Xàbia route.

Once again, the local tourist board can

help you plot all sorts of other courses, and

you’ll never have to spend a lot of time on

the roads.

There’s also a nine-hole golf course, Club

de Golf Jávea with very reasonable green

fees of just €30 for a round.

And besides all this you’ve got mini-golf

courses for kids and the go-karting track,

Karting Laguna.


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14. Local Food and Drink

You’re in the Valencian Community in

Jávea, and the plump rice from this

region is the basis for a lot of fantastic

dishes.

Paella is obviously the most famous,

but the interesting thing is that there

are lots of little inflections depending

on where you are.

Down here in Jávea the traditional way

to make it is with beans or turnips, but

of course more familiar seafood

versions are prepared everywhere.

Nuts of all varieties are grown in the

countryside, including tiger nuts,

which are the main ingredient in the

tasty and refreshing soft drink,

horchata.

And when you order tapas, you’ll often

get a side aioli for dipping: This

delicious garlic sauce goes with pretty

much anything.

15. Jávea arts and crafts market

The weekly Arts & Craft Market on the

Promenade at Javea Port has a great

choice of handmade products for sale.

Every Sunday a variety of market stalls

are on the promenade in Javea Port,

where all products on offer are

handmade by the stallholders. Gifts

and products include toys, handbags,

jewellery, clothes, paintings and crafts.

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We are living in the technical age so it is a good idea to keep

up to date with the latest developments coming into the

market place. Here we take a sneak preview at both

hardware and software. We also cover new Government

initiatives to stimulate the market and look at start up

businesses which are leading the way with cool designs.

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If you think about it, everyone doing business has a

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of electricity, which encourage collective selfconsumption

and establishes a simplified mechanism for

compensation of self-produced and unconsumed energy.

The new energy regulation has put an end to the so-called

'sun tax' introduced by the conservative Popular Party in

2015 to tax the development of photovoltaic solar energy

and self-consumption in Spain. From now on, Spain will be

in line with its European neighbors and closer to achieving

the EU's energy targets for 2030.

The Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera,

foresees that the boost of self-consumption will have a

"positive effect on the economic activity, on the electrical

and energy system, and on consumers", such as the

reduction of the price of the electricity bill. According to the

Government, the measures adopted will permit society to

take advantage of the potential that solar energy can offer

as it will provide an alternative to citizens and it will allow

the entrance of new actors into the electrical system.


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BRITISH AND RUSSIANS INVEST MORE AND

MORE INTO THE VALENCIAN PROVINCE

LAURENCE LEMOINE

Whether it is a primary or secondary residence or an investment, real estate purchases by foreign citizens

now concern more than 1 out of 5, precisely 22.77% of all purchases; this proportion was only 2.13% 10

years ago!

We have known for a few years now that more and more foreigners are setting their sights on an

apartment or a house in valencia or in the surrounding area … The most interesting and surprising of the

latest statistics published by the Order of Notaries, is that the Brexit does not slow down the ardor of the

English nationals since the number of purchases of real estate by British citizens increased by 20.39% last

year: they settle first in Valencia, followed by Oliva, Gandia and Llíria.

Russian: + 43%

One of the most striking data of the report is the 44.3% increase in Russian demand, in the province of

Valencia: the Russians are particularly interested in the city of Valencia and in total last year they acquired

188 properties in the capital of Turia, and were the third nationality to have achieved the most transactions

behind the Italians (311 purchases) and the French (276). The Dutch also love Valencia and its region: they

bought 181 houses in the province (78 in the capital) and we know that several large Dutch companies

have chosen to transfer some of their workers to valencia in the coming months. In the first quarter of

2019, 7,506 dwellings were sold in the province of Valencia, of which 1,559 were acquired by foreigners.

The growth of foreign demand has been continuous for ten years, which induces a rise (which is also

continuous ) in prices, which nevertheless remain accessible to this rather affluent clientele that is looking

for, and finds, it must be said, a certain quality of life and a life of quality.


Why Spain is

now

one of the top five

countries for expats

The destination has jumped to fourth

position on the latest HSBC global survey,

with 83% of foreign residents saying their

overall well-being had improved since

arriving

Spain ranks fourth as the best place to work and

live, according to people who participated in the

latest HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, published on

Thursday.

This is the best position since the survey began

12 years ago. Last year, Spain ranked 13th. This

year Switzerland, Singapore and Canada were

ahead of Spain, which was followed by New

Zealand in the Top 5 category.

The study focuses on people over 18 who live

and work outside their home country. The British

company used feedback from 18,059 individuals

who answered 27 online questions between

February and March of this year.

As for safety, 61% of respondents said they felt

more protected in Spain than in their home

country. The good weather was described as a

major determining factor by 39% of respondents,

while 56% underscored quality of life as the main

reason they chose Spain.

The report also highlights that 83% of foreign

residents felt their overall wellbeing had

improved in Spain, and that 62% had decided to

extend their stay.

Indicators are divided into three broad groups

covering living standards, professional and

financial goals, and opportunities for children.

According to this classification, there are three

main reasons that make Spain a top destination:

personal safety, the weather, and quality of life.

The weak points are on the professional and

financial fronts. Respondents said that Spain is

not the best place for career advancement or to

make a good salary. The average annual salary of

respondents living in Spain is €36,000, around

half of the global average of €67,300.


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YOGA

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When you think of yoga, what’s the first thing

that pops up into your head?

When I first heard of it, I thought ‘Oh my god I’m

not cut out for this’, I’m not flexible at all and the

positions they put themselves in are for acrobats,

‘I am out of here’.

And guess what, I was and am not the only one

who thinks like this, still a lot of people think yoga

is exclusively for the ‘flexible acrobatic types.’

Well, trust me I ḿ not and I am loving it!

I fell in love with yoga because it changed my life

in so many ways! And I found out that yoga really

is accessible for everyBODY (yes all kinds of body

types, have a look on YouTube you’ll find the most

gorgeous (full bodied) ladies practicing the most

difficult poses. Or people with health issues like

rheumatoid arthritis, MS, back pain, and so on. So

yes, it is accessible for everybody. You just have

to find that person and type of yoga that suits you

and listen to your body.

With just half an hour a day your life can magically

change. That’s what I teach my students and

clients. When I start yoga therapy with a person,

the most important part is to see who that person

is and what their bodies are telling them (and

me). The body always speaks, however we just

don’t always hear it. Being aware of yourself is the

biggest challenge there is. But also the most

important step of practicing yoga. And to practice

yoga you don’t have to even be on a yoga mat!

How wonderful is that! Now I can hear all of you

think, ‘what is she talking about’.


There is so much I want to share with you and

explain about yoga. But that will be for another time.

Imagine this. Being 30 years old and getting a yoga

class taught by a 72 year old woman?

She teaches a kind of yoga that is so fluid, so gentle

but still so effective. This is new to me and from the

very first moment I loved it. DRU yoga, I never

heard of it before. So I started to study it and she

taught me and some other interesting people I met

during my journey of reconnecting with my inner

voice.

Dru yoga = silence in movement. A gentle soft

practice guided by flowing graceful series of steps.

It is about flowing on and adapting to the

movements of life. By using affirmations and the

series of movements, we release the energy

blocked in our bodies and making it flow again.

Dru means In Sanskrit ‘silent point’. The silent eye

of a hurricane. A way of standing grounded in life

without being influenced by its restlessness and

continuing changes. As we nowadays live in a

society that is full of hectic and stressful moments.

We experience being busy as a part of doing well.

Otherwise our FOMO (fear of missing out) takes a

peek around the corner. We want to do

everything, have everything and be everything.

And by all means don’t let us work too hard to

achieve this. We think all has to go fast, has to be

easy and changeable but we forget that all good

things, take time , effort and attention. Because of

all the rushing and chasing, we lose the

connection with oneself. With our body, our inner

self. We live by what society tells us to live like, or

our parents, friends, community. So we lose

power in all kind of emotions. Being angry, sad,

depressed, anxious,… I strongly believe that

having a hard time is a call from your soul to wake

up and hear your inner voice speak. It’s a call for

action. But not the type of action we normally take,

but the action to draw inwards.That is what we try

to achieve by yoga, listening and connecting with

that inne rvoice. By connecting our heart, mind

and body. As yoga means union, union with the

world, the universe, nature, our bodies, our

thoughts, and our own being. All is one. How can

we connect if we are not willing to listen to that

inner voice or not taking a moment of silence in

time.


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So you can handle whatever life is throwing at you. And no it does not mean that you will never experience

difficult times again, it just means that you will cope with them differently. As I mentioned before, Dru yoga

is an ideal form of yoga for everyBODY. When your body is mentally challenged and tired ( burn- out,

depression, anxiety) or physically, with the right combinations you can really see and feel the difference in

no time.

What makes Dru so different from other types of yoga? A lot is taught by all types of yoga because in the end

it is all about a healthy body and mind; Union.

The big difference is that Dru yoga is not static but fluid and works a lot on the joints, that’s the focus. Some

principles of Dru:

1

W E U S E S M O O T H A N D F L U I D M O V E M E N T S

G U I D E D B Y Y O U R B R E A T H .

To make a combination together and not separately. This helps you

to let your energy flow through your body.

2

3

4

5

T H E B R E A T H

we use our breath to bring the focus to specific parts of the body, to

release tension and pain. We use the vyana breath; you breath out

with a downward movement and up with an upward movement. By

this breath you make sure you use the capacity of your lungs.

T H E B I G D I F F E R E N C E H E R E W I T H O T H E R F O R M S O F Y O G A I S T H A T Y O U

K E E P T H E B O D Y S O F T .

We keep all joints soft, don’t ever lock them. Because the goal during the movements is to develop strength, relaxation

and flexibility.

Y O U R C O R E S T A B I L I T Y I S R E A L L Y I M P O R T A N T , N O T O N L Y D U R I N G T H E

P R A C T I C E B U T I N L I F E I N G E N E R A L .

Our muscles give us support, stability and make it possible to move; those 2 functions need to have a good

collaboration. Otherwise, there is a disbalance in the body that expresses itself by pain, tension, stiffness, or all kinds

of other problems. Dru helps you to get a good balance between the 2 functions and make sure you have a good body

posture.

F L U I D M O V E M E N T S O F T H E S P I N E K E E P I T H E A L T H Y A N D S T R O N G .

We also twist the spine so the energy can freely move into your body and all chakra points.

6

D U R I N G T H E P R A C T I C E W E U S E A F F I R M A T I O N S A N D V I S U A L I Z A T I O N S

to make the process more powerful and to really integrate everything in your mind and body. To make you more

aware of yourself and your power.

Discover more about Christina by visiting her

Facebook page

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S T R A W B E R R I E S A R E A N O T H E R

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N E E D E D T O F A C I L I T A T E M E T A B O L I C

F U N C T I O N I N T H E B O D Y .


The Importance of

Self-Discovery

W R I T T E N B Y C E L I N E & J O H N

T R A V E L & H O L I D A Y S

T&H

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Get to know yourself

through travel

For those who live to travel, every trip

becomes a spiritual experience whether you

know it or not. Traveling allows us to discover

ourselves by getting to know different areas of

the world, including culture, the people,

gastronomy, etc.

In our day-to-day life, we wake-up, go to work,

try to eat healthy food, finish assignments, go

home and do our best with family, friends,

personal relationships, hobbies, personal

activities (like going to the gym), etc. The next

day, the cycle repeats itself. This can lead to a

lack-lustre life where we find ourselves

yearning for something else. With travel, you

can recharge your batteries and work on some

self-discovery along the way.

Travel Matters

The marriage travel

and self-discovery

By thinking of your travel opportunities

as transformative travel, you can

change how your mind sees things

and eventually, how you feel about

things. According to a recent survey by

Chase Bank, most North Americans

include having time to themselves to

explore passions and interests in their

travel goals.

More importantly, the feelings of

fulfillment, self-development and

discovery is what matters most, with

travelers wanting to come back

knowing the “trip was meaningful” and

that it was a “purposeful experience.”

But what does that really mean?

Emotions vary for people so for some; it

could be a digital detox, meet new

people or take a career break. For

others it could mean pushing their

comfort zone by going on a trip alone or

pushing their physical limit by taking up

mountaineering and climbing Mount

Shasta.

Regardless of what your sense of selfdiscovery

is, the escapism of travel is

the natural path. Over 70 percent of

those surveyed agreed that having a

purposeful experience integrated into

their travels was the most important.

So, when planning your next trip, stop

worrying about the “how” and focus

more on the “why.” That concept is what

led us to living an expat life.

For those contemplating moving

abroad, think deeply into the “why”. The

“how” will surely follow.


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Montessori and Waldorf education both started around the turn of

the last century. Montessori education was started by Maria

Montessori the first female doctor in Italy, while Waldorf education

was started by Rudolf Steiner a German philosopher.

People often mistake the two for each other. This is because they

are both alternative forms of education and therefore appear

"different" to the casual observer. People often lump "different"

things together without looking at the details.

Additionally, there are many similarities. Both forms of education

believe in educating the "whole" child, meaning their spirit as well as

their intellect. They each believe in teaching educational concepts in

a wide variety of ways, and both have strong attachments to nature.

Additionally, both philosophies have strong beliefs towards children

having respect, knowledge and understanding, not just the 3 R's,

but of the whole world around them including science, social

studies, geography, art, music, and dance.

Yet the way that each philosophy brings their vision to reality is

what sets them apart. Montessori education believes that each child

has an intrinsic desire to learn and therefore classrooms filled with

materials to be touched, compared, ordered and so on. Each

educational concept has many different materials that explain or

derive the concept so that a child can use the material that works

best for their learning style. Children work "at their own pace",

which means each child uses the materials for as long as they need

to. This allows children who learn concepts quickly to advance their

education accordingly, and children who have gaps in their

knowledge, or who are having a hard time learning, to really come

to understand a concept before moving on to the next.


Keeping this in mind the Montessori classroom has

a large portion of the day (usually around 3 hours)

that is geared towards children "working" on

learning concepts. Although not a free for all by any

means, children during this time are not taught as a

group and choose, within boundaries, their

educational activities. In a Montessori classroom the

teacher is a facilitator; a companion in each child's

own learning process who quietly observes her

students, watching them learn. When individual

children are ready she brings them together to work

on the precise concept that those children are ready

for. Children who not ready for the concept, or are

beyond it, continue working on the concepts that

they need to work on.

In Waldorf there is a rhythm to the school day just

as there is a rhythm to everything in the world

around us, including our daily breath. Each day

starts with a one-and-a-half to two hour lesson that

focuses on a single academic subject over the

course of about a month's time. New material is

introduced through stories and images, and

academic instruction is integrated with art, music

and movement. Recitations of poetry, including a

verse written by Steiner for the start of a school day

are included. In a Waldorf classroom the work is

split into times of activity and time of focus. The

children are taught as a group and the teacher is

seen as the authority, teaching each activity directly

and moving the children through the ebb and flow of

each day's cycle.

In both philosophies there is little reliance on

standardized textbooks. In Montessori children learn

initially through materials and once they can read,

through their own research. Utilizing encyclopedias,

the internet and nonfiction books Montessori

children are taught to take responsibility for their

education. They learn to answer their own

questions. In Waldorf education the elementary

curriculum follows what Steiner deemed

developmentally appropriate for each grade.

Children create their own illustrated summaries of

their coursework in book by carefully copying and

recording information given to them throughout their

lessons.

Both philosophies believe in the continuity of the

classroom. They feel that it is important for the

teacher to understand each child's individual

personality, strengths and needs. Therefore,

Montessorians have multi-age classrooms usually

grouping children in 3 year spans. This way each

year only about a third of the children in the

classroom are new. The new children are usually

the youngest and easily learn the new materials,

behaviors, and concepts since the older ones act as

models. Montessorians believe that this modeling

helps to ingrain the academic concepts into the

older children's minds. Additionally, this multi-age

grouping is partially what allows the children to work

at their individual level since each classroom is

prepared to meet the needs of all the children in

their age span.

In Waldorf elementary classrooms, the teacher

stays with their class ideally for the full eight years

before high school. This system allows the teacher

to grow along with the students and facilitates a

strong bond of trust between students, parents and

teacher. The teacher gets to know each child

personally and takes a great deal of responsibility

for their individual growth. Since the teacher will be

teaching the child the next year great care is given

not only to the concepts at hand, but to how the

concepts will relate to future education. You will not

see a Waldorf teacher, (or a Montessori teacher for

that fact), blinding teaching a child a concept so

they can reproduce it on a test. In both philosophies

education is seen as building a foundation for later

years. In Waldorf since the teacher will be teaching

those later years they want to make sure that the

foundation is strongly built.

This foundation though is another place where

Montessori and Waldorf often seem diametrically

opposed. Montessori education believes that young

children are full of questions about the world around

them and so the classroom is prepared to answer

these questions. There is no teacher directed

fantasy play incorporated into the Montessori

classrooms, not because Montessorians believe it is

bad or wrong as some people mis-believe, but

because it is believed that young children are trying

to understand the physical world around them and

teachers teaching about fairies and gnomes will

confuse them Montessorians also believe that the


world is such and exciting and amazing place that

knowledge fosters its own exciting imagination,

wonder, and creativity. This is why all academic

subjects are taught and integrated throughout the

curriculum.

Waldorf schools on the other hand, believe that

focusing children's learning on intellectual

endeavors too soon distracts from their physical,

spiritual and emotional development, so reading,

writing, and math are not taught at all during

preschool. Instead, emphasis is placed on fantasy,

imagination, storytelling, rhyming, and movement

games. Waldorf schools ask that children not be

exposed to media influences such as television and

recorded music, as they believe these to be harmful

in their more formative years. An imaginative

approach is encouraged throughout the elementary

years; with new material being introduced through

stories and images, and academic instruction is

integrated with the visual and plastic arts (modeling

beeswax, paint...), music and movement. Science,

social studies, and history are explored, though they

are not taught with actual facts and information, as

this is seen as too rigid and confining. Instead skills

of observation, emotive expression, and judgment

are honed by activities designed to make full use of

each child's emotional sensitivity. Educational tasks

are geared toward their "feeling intelligence" and

fulfillment of their needs for a sense of

accomplishment and positive self-esteem.

guided but independent search for truth in

themselves and the world around them. Concepts

and knowledge that they have acquired sensorially

during their early years through exploration is now

solidified with facts and figures and abstract

concepts are introduced. While the elementary

education focused on the child's experience with the

teacher as the authority, pupils are now encouraged

to begin a more independent development of "vital

and creative" thinking while studying more abstract

concepts in organized classes.

The polarity of these two philosophies continues into

adolescence. Montessorians believe that older

children, although displaying greater abstract

abilities, are now entering a stage in development

where they no longer are trying to understand the

world around them, but are trying to understand

their place in the world. Montessorians believe that

since the child had an extremely strong foundation

in all academic areas in the lower grades, it is now

time for them to use this knowledge to better

understand themselves and what they want for their

future. Montessori high schools spend a lot of time

on practical applications of knowledge (running a

business, doing internships and work study

programs). In Waldorf education it is just the

opposite. In high school Waldorf students begin a


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The Biggest

Barrier in

Life is

Yourself!

WRITTEN BY RICHART LLOVER

Do you have dreams and aspirations that you want to

achieve something big with your amazing life? Do you

feel that you are living your Soul Purpose? But do you

feel you are constantly being blocked from achieving

them or manifesting them?

Let’s discover how to regain our power and get going in

the right direction.

I know that I used to blame other people for all the

reasons as to why things weren’t happening in my life

as I wanted them to happen. But now I can see that all I

was doing was staying in my comfort zone and playing

the role of victim. And in so doing, I was

dis-empowering myself. There was a battle going on

between my ego and my soul, and my ego was winning

every time, even though I thought I was doing the right

thing.

Never ending journey of self-discovery

When you start to become more aware of ‘Self’, you are

becoming more conscious of who you are, the power

you hold and how we are all connected. It’s a really

interesting journey, one which I refer to as my

Awakening because the way I perceive reality today is

vastly different to how I saw it about 10 years ago. And

through self-discovery I am now a lot more aware of

how my ego works and that like a dog it needs

training!

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The Light was really turned on for me in 2010, it

was triggered after the passing of my beloved

mother, the sudden ending of a 7 year

relationship with a woman I thought I would

marry and loosing the corporate job, I thought I

would have for life! The triple shock whammy set

me on a new life course of self-discovery, one to

this day I am truly grateful for! I had to unlearn

everything I knew and started again from scratch

as if I was being re-born. And it all started at the

age of 39 years old, so you can imagine, it has

been quite a roller-coaster ride. But I feel that life

is teaching me something profound and every

experience is a test on my Soul Journey, for me to

come to know unconditional love and freedom so

that I can regain my power and live my soul

purpose.

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The Importance of Making Your Stand

With self-discovery, you start to understand that

you are in essence a Soul, eternal and everlasting

and you are currently present here in your body

which will die at some point, it is your vehicle on

this planet. As spirit you can have the most

incredible thoughts, but on earth we are here to put

them into action. That is the reason for us being

here, to Create, to Manifest our dreams. But of

course, we all know how difficult that is!

Back in the 60's their was the great peace and love

movement, there was a massive push for human

rights, the focus was on freedom and liberation.

This continued into the 70's around the time I was

born, but as the years have rolled on, so the power

of consumerism has taken it's grip on our reality.

Today it's difficult to know what true freedom really

is anymore, especially with the advent of Facebook.

In order to make a stand for anything in your life,

you first need to know who you are and what you

believe in?

T H E I M P O R T A N C E O F

B E I N G I N A L I G N M E N T

As you become more conscious, you are simply

becoming more self-aware. So to start with, if

your THOUGHTS, WORDS and ACTIONS are all in

alignment, you will become a million times more

empowered and influential than someone who is

not. In other words, someone who says what they

think about and does what they talk about is very

influential. And you’ll notice when this starts

happening to you, because when you are working

with other people and if you become very aware

that they don’t do what they say, you then look at

yourself and question whether it annoys you

because they reflect back what you do as well, or

that it annoys you because you have changed your

behaviour but they are projecting back your old

behaviour. This is how you need to look at it and

then you can truly learn from the experience and

evolve. Then you known what you will tolerate

and accept and what you will not.

And this is where it gets interesting. Because it is

not about what your parents believe in, or your

friends or what other people believe in, but what

you believe in. And do you even known what you

believe in?

So let's have a look at yourself then. Here are some

example questions to get your thinking outside of

the box. What are your core beliefs regarding:

How you make your money?

Spirituality vs Religion?

How is history recorded and used by nations to

empower its Leaders?

Medical care and natural remedies?

Human rights, data mining and propaganda by

corporations to influence voting elections?

Processed foods vs organic foods?

Once you understand what your core beliefs are

then you need to also identify what your core values

are?


What are your Core Values as a Human Being?

Compassion

Empathy

Unconditional Love

Open-Mindedness

Reliability

Integrity

Honesty

Spirit of Adventure

Courage

Respect

Passion

Perseverance

Good humour

Now that you have greater insights into your

core beliefs and your core values, you can

start to have greater awareness about your

self and know what you stand for in this

world.

#FreeYourSoul

They say that life is a journey, but this part is

definitely a process. And you need to get

through this process of self-discovery if you

want to achieve anything big in your life.

Because without your core beliefs and core

values, you won't have anything to support

you when you are being tested by the

universal forces which will bombard you with

negative energy until you either obey or break

free by passing the tests. It's all possible, but

it is up to you.

I did a lot of research into everything which I

had been taught at school about different

areas of my life. I started to question

everything. Back in 2008, I met with Jacques

Fresco, founder of the Venus Project. I

interviewed him and learnt a lot about his

concept for a resource based economy rather

than a monetary based one. This was when my

eyes opened and I started to become aware of


how Governments and Corporations were and still

are manipulating us for profits and to control us.

The more you start to look down the rabbit hole,

the more uncomfortable you feel. I went really far

down and when I came back up for air, I really

didn't know what to do about it. I shared my

opinions on social media and immediately got a

barrage of negative energy and accused of being a

scare monger. I quickly discovered that the

majority of people are living in so much fear that if

you start to act in an unknown way, do something

which is totally out-of-the-box for them, then they

immediately think there is something wrong with

you and rather than supporting you and wanting to

discover more about what you are doing, the

majoring will project all that fear out on to you

and try to force you back into the box. But

because of my deeply spiritual beliefs and my

passion for driving forward into the unknown and

trusting in something greater than myself to guide

me, I don't give up, so I keep going. In fact, after

every negative experience, I discover more about

myself and so I can grow and evolve from it.

So your biggest barrier in your life is your self.

I think this is true especially when we

consider how frightened people are of the

unknown and being out of their comfort zone.

But when we realize that our lives are not

about the things we own or the size of our

social networks, but rather about what we

manifest, what we create with our lives so

that people can know true freedom and/or

unconditional love, then we make our stand

and step into our power.

If you feel that you want to free your soul and

make a stand for what you believe in, then use

this hashtag in your social media posts.

#FreeYourSoul

Discover more about my healing work:

Read my book: “Get Off Your Cross - How to

Transform Burdens into Blessings”

"At first it is quite daunting making a stand for

your self, but over time as you get used to it, you

know that the next time you can make a stand

for something more important in your life."


HIDDEN

GEMS:

Restaurant

& Cafe

Written by John & Celine

Reviews


F L Y I N G

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C A R R E R D E L D R . V I L A B A R B E R À , 1 2 , 4 6 0 0 7 V A L È N C I A

TYPE OF CUISINE – Coffee house (small assortment of sandwiches and pastries)

AMBIENCE – cool and sterile

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – Yes (beer only)

CLEANLINESS – Pristine (especially bathrooms)

VALUE FOR THE MONEY - Excellent

ACCEPTS RESERVATIONS – Yes, for events or larger groups

GOOD FOR FAMILIES – Yes

DN FRIENDLY – Yes, with few restrictions

OUTDOOR SEATING – Indoor terrace

Walking through the big wooden doors of Flying Bean Coffee, you immediately notice the high ceilings and

minimalist surroundings which leads to a relaxed atmosphere.

We stumbled upon Flying Bean Coffee, a 2-minute walk from the Bailen metro station in the city of Valencia.

They offer a unique experience with high-quality coffee taking centre stage…something that is really missing in

Valencia. Back in Vancouver, Canada, we are used to an abundance of coffee houses that roast their own

beans, or offer a different types of roasts from all around the world.

A trip to Rome changed our coffee (taste) buds forever. Since then, we have been on a quest for the perfect

cuppa joe. It seems we have gotten pretty close with making it at home by using a Bialietti, Lavazza coffee and

our beloved Nespresso Aeroccino. But what to do when you’re out and about and need that afternoon jolt?

Head over to the Flying Bean Coffee where you can also find other crafted drinks like iced tea (my favorite is

hibiscus…so refreshing) or hot chocolate. They also offer a minimal food menu that includes paninis and

cakes where fresh ingredients are the key. In addition, there is a small selection of local craft beers and on

weekends, they serve-up unique (coffee) cocktails.

It has become the favorite hang-out for Postcards from Valencia where you can find us hosting events like

Coffee Tastings, Monday Night at the Movies and more.

So, if you’re looking for a great cup of coffee and a place to meet up with some friends, get some work done or

simply take some time to relax, head on over to Flying Bean Coffee.


You can now book via AirBnB by

simply clicking on the logo.


H I M O N G K U T

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C A L L E C O R O N A , 8 , 4 6 0 0 3 V A L E N C I A

+ 3 4 9 6 0 2 1 6 7 8 0

TYPE OF CUISINE – Thai fusion

AMBIENCE – Nicely decorated with comfortable seating

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – Yes

CLEANLINESS – Good

VALUE FOR THE MONEY – Very good

ACCEPTS RESERVATIONS – Yes

GOOD FOR FAMILIES – Yes

DN FRIENDLY – N/A

OUTDOOR SEATING – No

Thai Mongkut is located in the El Carmen district of Valencia, by Torres de Serrano. It is a little out of the way

and not easy to find but well worth it.

John and I had a craving for Thai food and the best one we tried was in Alicante. A little too far to go for lunch

because we had a friend visiting from the USA. Luckily, I remembered coming across a friend’s FB post about

Thai Mongkut so we decided to give it a try.

As you enter, you are welcomed by something that immediately made me smile, tasteful décor that included

wallpaper with monkeys. There are several pluses to the interior; mixture of round tables with very

comfortable chairs, rectangle tables with banquet seating on one side and chairs on the other, all with enough

space so you don’t feel like you are part of your neighbor’s party. At the time we were there for lunch, the

acoustics seemed really good too.

The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes that included seafood, chicken and vegetarian

options. John and I shared prawns tempura and rollitos (vegetable rolls) while our friend chose Laab Kai (a

type of chicken salad). Then for the main course, I chose Pad Panang (chicken curry) with was bursting with

flavor and white rice topped with sesame seeds and was served in a very nice ceramic bowl. John chose Pad

Thai with chicken and our friend chose Massaman Curry (another type of chicken curry). Everything was fresh

and beautifully prepared. For dessert, my friend and I chose the Khao Niao Ma Muang (Coconut milk rice

pudding with fresh mango). It was absolute heaven.

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and I have already planned our next visit with some foodie friends from

Alicante. Hope to see you there soon!


V A L E N C I A A I R P O R T

SUPER CHEAP

CAR HIRE!

FOR AS LITTLE A €2 per day!!


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