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Yoga and Nature Retreat Oct. 17-20 2017 at Blackadon Barn Cottages

September 17, 2017 at 12pm to September 20, 2017 at 10am
Autumn Yoga and Nature retreatImmerse yourself in yoga, nature and healthy food this Autumn cost price retreat at Blackadon Barns on the edge of Dartmoor with yoga teacher and outdoor leader, Liz Turner.Enjoy 3 days and 2 nights that will include yoga classes, wild food foraging/cooking, Dartmoor walks, time to rest/restore and cooking delicious healthy vegetarian food (dietary needs catered for) together.Liz…See More
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Marian van der Veen commented on Robert Moore's blog post Just how many people now use CCD????
"Thank you for raising these questions, Robert. I'm like Richard Jennings, checking events and posting content that may be useful for those who long to go deeper. I'm an anti-fan of Facebook and therefore appreciate CCD much. Now that I…"
Aug 29
Marian van der Veen commented on Marian van der Veen's blog post The origin of Transition Town Totnes (for those who choose to look deeper)
"The content of this video relates to weather-modification and the reason why exhaust from cars in cities causes difficulties in measuring the amount of particles that are sprayed on a regular basis, called chemtrails. It's a fine tuning that is…"
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Marian van der Veen commented on Marian van der Veen's blog post The origin of Transition Town Totnes (for those who choose to look deeper)
"Today, July 9th 2017, I've published an e-book in the link below, called "Your life in their hands" It's related to this blogpost, hence this comment. See for yourself what's true in…"
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"Please check out this ebook "Your life in their hands". Agenda21…"
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"How deception causes us to believe that CO2 is our enemy. Don't get fooled and breath out CO2."
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What INSPIRES you? Your work? Other areas?
What inspires me is exploring life, love and nature of this beautiful planet Earth. And the beauty of Dartmoor in particular. There's no landscape that equals its uniqueness and charm, in all seasons of the year. As an artist by nature, I create drawing in nature, on paper and I take loads of pictures. July 2016 is the start of a new phase, my retirement. Very happy to enjoy the freedom to do the work my hands will find pleasant doing, to build and sustain communal village life with kind and skilled residents on Dartmoor. I'm spending time doing all kinds of creative work, spinning wool, knitting hedgehogs or socks, drawing nature on long walks and sitting against trees, reading and writing. Bike-trips to the coast.... I'm looking forward to enjoy the safety of the cycle path from Plymouth to Ilfracombe, the former railway tracks. I do love those low key, laid back gatherings, for all kinds of charity, with raffles, tea, coffee and cake, including a knit&natter group and a choir.
All in that typical English style, with much fuss and topics, discussed at length, held upside down and turned inside out! The amount of time English people need to discuss and find solutions, is about 3 times as much as the Dutch need. It's hilarious and I'm having great fun. As for balance, the sense of humour in Britain is great!
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I'm an artist, writer, nutritionist, cook and gardener. I love to create and share the good things of life and create more of the same in a down to earth way, preferably in the real world.... out there. With real people. I look forward to new connections with members and some of their activities in Totnes and other parts of the S. West of Devon.

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A view on mindfulness and an attempt to describe its meaning.

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 0:03 0 Comments

"First of all I need to clarify that to my mind, the term mindfulness isn’t a noun. To me it’s a verb, a work in progress, a state of being in constant flux and a personal experience as well, not easily caught in a definition for the satisfaction of one's mind.

The construction of the word "mindfull-ness" seems a bit misleading as if it's about something that needs to become manifest as a result, a…


The origin of Transition Town Totnes (for those who choose to look deeper)

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 6:56 3 Comments

How so, end of oil? Free energy is available but suppressed. Remember the fate of Tesla?


Transition Town Totnes origin from the Fabian Society:




A rascal for love, the progress of awakening to the truth.

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Playfulness is the doorway to creativity and sharing the joy for being alive.

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At 16:28 on February 28, 2012, Robert Moore said…

Hello Marian. Looking at your photos - they tell a story! I am reminded of my visit to 'Landmatters' near Totnes, last year. It looks like you have quite a diverse age range in your community - or is it a very large family?

Now I get why you'd be drawn to this area! Hope to meet with you when you are here.


At 23:27 on February 23, 2012, Robert Moore said…

Hello Marian - Welcome to CCD.
I was at first surprised to see that you live in the Netherlands - but reading your text I see you've connections to this area.

Do you know Rosie Perks and Eline Kleift? Both have trained with the School of Movement Medicine. Rosie holds regular MM classes near Totnes. Eline is also from your country of origin. (They probably know Annemeike.)

Now that you are a member, do check out the 'getting started' menu above as this will give help on adding a profile photo and adding events - if you want to add events, do read through the 'Adding an Event' information as there are requirements we ask for.
Also, read this blog I added recently: it's about CCD news and I touch on a variety of aspects of CCD: privacy, getting involved and more - your privacy on your own CCD page is set by yourself so best to know about this.

I also run dances (dance-at... and Music-Led - see this page & Events) where some CCD members go - it's perhaps a way to meet others.

I am now familiar with how this site works - and know it has is quirks too. supply the software  - that we pay for each year through donations from members - it can take a bit of getting used to. Hope you find your way around.

All the best,

At 11:49 on February 23, 2012, Christoffer de Graal said…

Hello Marian,  

Thanks for joining us ..   look forward to  knowing more about you and what you do? 

As you are here to connect with people and let them know about what you do.  You may find some of the things I've put in my TOP TIPS blog will help you connect and share what you do, and will support you to get the most out of CCD  - CLICK HERE :-)  

As we don't have someone on CCD doing 'moderating', and as you now have a place on CCD where people can post comments do read these Guidelines re posting and hosting comments  CLICK HERE  (the ‘we’ in CCD is all of us here – not a steering group or something like that that to manage CCD!!)

I really hope this site serves you well. 

much love and warmth


PS  Robert Moore,  who does quite a lot of in the background admin and supporting of CCD, has done a Getting Started guide CLICK HERE,

PPS  Also, you are very welcome to share about your artofcare website. That’s one of the reasons I started CCD, to encourage us to share what we do, and get support and give support to others.   If/as/when you do promote what you do, sometimes also take time every once in a while to comment on other peoples events etc, not just post yours!   This then gives something back to directly encourage others.  Help someone feel welcome, appreciated, and supported to also share their gifts.  Take one, (or several) of the ideas on this,

At 22:11 on February 21, 2012, Christoffer de Graal said…

How very wonderful.   you are very welcome here. what  a wonderful project.  I look forward to your postings, and maybe put a Blog post to tell your story. ( more people will get to read that then)

I will write more, but now I go to bed

Warmth and love



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