Closed for Maintenance: The Faroe Island’s voluntourism project to ensure sustainable and responsible growth in tourism

Next April, the Faroe Islands, nestled halfway between Iceland and Norway, will again temporarily close, for one weekend only, to tourists except for 100 volunteer visitors who are willing to work on projects that maintain the islands and help to preserve nature. It follows the success of the Faroe Islands’ first-ever voluntourism weekend held earlier this year. The islands, under the Closed for Maintenance campaign … Continue reading Closed for Maintenance: The Faroe Island’s voluntourism project to ensure sustainable and responsible growth in tourism

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. Food after oil: how urban farmers are preparing us for a self-sufficient future – Bristol is at the head of a food phenomenon that is helping residents better connect with their cities and each other, The Guardian reports. 2. 15 Photos Showing the Power of Protest and … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Tarot Guidance for Monday 19 August 2019: Temperance

Balance is required in everything that one does in life. If there have been areas in your life that have been out of sync lately, you will be made aware of those and the best course of action to fix that. It could be that you need to cut down on certain foods and to […] via Tarot Guidance for Monday 19 August 2019: Temperance — Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Monday 19 August 2019: Temperance

Daily I Ching for Monday 19 August 2019: Tun (Retreat), Hexagram 33

Tun (Retreat), Hexagram 33 – The need to preserve one’s energies is imperative right now. Negative forces are at play and such destructive forces thrive on the attention they get. Focusing on the negative forces or enemies and what they are attempting to create will not serve you well at this time. Tun (Retreat) advises that […] via Daily I Ching for Monday 19 August 2019: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Monday 19 August 2019: Tun (Retreat), Hexagram 33

Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

Artifishal is a documentary film that reveals the impact of humans on wild salmon and sea trout, and the destruction of natural habitats caused by fish farms and fish hatcheries. The documentary, from outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, traces the impact of fish hatcheries and fish farms – industries which hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. Artifishal … Continue reading Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

Daily I Ching for Sunday 18 August 2019: Pi (Holding Together), Hexagram 8

Pi (Holding Together), Hexagram 8 – Pi refers to the need to unify with a group to accomplish work that serves the greater good. It is more of a strengthening of the ties that one already participates in – that group being family, friends and community – to bring about positive change. Rosalind Medea is […] via Daily I Ching for Sunday 18 August 2019: Pi … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Sunday 18 August 2019: Pi (Holding Together), Hexagram 8

Tarot Guidance for Sunday 18 August 2019: 8 of Cups

The 8 of Cups today indicates that you choose to walk away from a situation that no longer serves you. It may be any number of things – a relationship or a certain way of handling life even. Whether this is an easy step for you or not, what you do know is that you […] via Tarot Guidance for Sunday 18 August 2019: 8 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Sunday 18 August 2019: 8 of Cups

Recipe: Cocktail Syrups

Listen up home cocktail makers, having a batch of cocktail syrups makes it much easier for you to get busy with the cocktail making without faffing when you’re entertaining. This video from Australia’s Steve the Bartender shows you how to make essential coktail syrups including simple, mint, raspberry, ginger and honey syrups. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including … Continue reading Recipe: Cocktail Syrups

Mother Nature Reclaims: Il Vallone dei Mulini, Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento is a gorgeous coastal town in the south-west of Italy, synonymous with citrus groves, dramatic cliffs and deep valleys. Overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento also serves as a gateway to the historical ruins of Pompeii in one direction and the stunning Amalfi Coast towards the west. It is also where you’ll find another historical, albeit lesser known site, known as Il Vallone dei … Continue reading Mother Nature Reclaims: Il Vallone dei Mulini, Sorrento, Italy