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The end of industrial insurance (or, more liberation from the fear economy)

It feels a little embarrassing that we’ve held onto the idea of industrial insurance for all these years, but today we finally drew a line in the sand and cancelled it. In this video we share some of the why, how and what of that decision, and unpack this next step in our de-transition from reliance upon industrial culture and economy, or what we’re now calling The Fear Economy.

Here’s the audio-only version.


We’d love to hear about your relationship with insurance. What are some of your alternative insurances or strategies to live without industrial safety nets?

Cold water immersion – powerful free medicine

In today’s video we take you through our daily ritual of cold water immersion, which we call a full bodied ‘acceptance ritual’, and speak to the physical and mental benefits of going into this aqueous underworld every morning before dawn, before a hot cup of tea.

Here is the audio-only version.


And following are some articles looking into the science of what we have found (intuitively) to be highly beneficial.

Winter swimming improves general well-being
The Science Behind Cold Water Plunges
What to Know About Cold Water Therapy
Scientific Evidence-Based Effects of Hydrotherapy on Various Systems of the Body
Cold water immersion – science for sport
New Science – Ancient Body
Cold Water Immersion – Take the plunge?
Taking the plunge: does cold water swimming have health benefits?

We hope you’ll share in the comments your powerful medicines and practices that have become routine rituals for you.

Sending warm, wintry love from here,

Meg, Patrick, Woody and Zero