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Self Directed # 7 | Juliet Silveira

Juliet Silveira is a consultant in parenting, education, and organizational culture, and she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master's in Education Research. We stumbled over Juliet's work on Instagram, where she is active as JulietLearns.

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Self Directed # 6 | Peter Gray

Dr. Peter Gray is a highly regarded researcher, psychologist, and advocate for the unschooling movement. He is best known for his book "Free to Learn," which explores the benefits of self-directed learning and the drawbacks of traditional schooling.

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Self Directed # 5 | Black Dad

Jae worked as a middle school history teacher for six years but resigned in June 2021. He felt unable to improve the flawed American education system from within and decided to unschool his children at home. Jae has documented his unschooling journey on the BlackDad YouTube channel, providing valuable insights and tips for parents considering unschooling or relaxed homeschooling.

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Self Directed # 4 | Lainie Liberti

Lainie is a former teacher who left the traditional classroom to pursue a more unconventional path. She and her son Miro embarked on a journey to explore the world and learn about different cultures and ways of life. This journey has become the foundation for Lainie’s work in sustainable living and travel.

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Self Directed # 3 | Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent is a writer, speaker, and thought leader who explores the deep cultural and psychological roots of our global systemic crises. He is the founder and president of the nonprofit Liology Institute, which promotes a worldview that integrates scientific understanding with indigenous wisdom and spiritual insight. In addition, he has co-created the Deep Transformation Network, a community of thought leaders and change-makers committed to creating a more sustainable and regenerative future.

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Self Directed # 2 | Erika Davis-Pitre

Erika is one of those people you cannot help to fall in love with. Her smile and presence make you want to listen to her - and if you can make her laugh - it feels a little like when the sun shines. After a talk with Erika, you feel stronger and more clear on why you do what you do - Erika is one of the people who have taught us most about what it means to be an unschool-parent and what the benefits are for the parents.

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Self Directed # 1 | Amrit Sandhu

Searching for a deeper meaning than just working 9-5 and having a “normal weekend,” Amrit started to host talks in his living room, inviting people to talk on subjects of personal development. The talks grew in popularity, and Amrit started the podcast 'Inspired Evolution'. Now more than 200 episodes later, Amrit is a world-renowned speaker, and coach, and his podcast features interviews with the world’s greatest thinkers, minds, hearts, and spiritual leaders dedicated to self-improvement and pe…

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2023 # 2 | Healthy and happy

We have rented a house in southeast Sicily for half of the winter. It is such a great luxury, the house is beautiful for the eyes as well as for the heart, and our hosts are amazing, helping and sharing and just being plain nice to us. And for the first time in a very long time, we feel we are on vacation almost.

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Nomad Writing

Yesterday I took up writing, sharing my first blog post in a very long time, and openly challenging myself to do a 365-day streak of writing a short memory, a simple reflection garnished with a photo.

Writing makes my heart beat, makes my thoughts clear, and makes me take things more seriously, but first of all, it makes me think in a more deep and structured way. This means it makes me smarter. Obviously, not just me; this probably holds true for most people writing.

And then think about this: Th…

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Big Rocks First - welcome to 2023

We have a massive responsibility to each other, enormous. It becomes self-evident when we have children that we need to care for them and do our best to make life beautiful for them, but when all comes to all, we have the same responsibility for everyone else as well. 

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Are you happy?

Sharing our take on happiness, finding the good life balances, the ways we balance an ever-changing life, and the story of how we attended a great festival in Germany for home-educating families. Read on to learn our thoughts on routines on the road, lovely gratefulness exercises, and how we handle some of the basics of practical life on the road.

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The secret to good planning

How we did not travel to England and what happened instead. One of the hidden perks of being a full-time traveling family is that we learn to sharpen our WHY and HOW all the time. In this blogpost we share what we have learned about planning and handling plans that changes.

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A conversation about world schooling

In this episode, Marissa talks with Jesper and Cecilie Conrad. This couple has 4 kids, and are very familiar with unschooling and world schooling. If you have ever wondered what unschooling is or isn't, this episode is for you. Marissa learned so much about how to still be the mother of her children, but release the control over their education a bit.

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Chateau Jasmine and how to handle big dreams

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” This is such a powerful truth. I remember being so afraid of the bus, afraid of leaving my country, afraid of letting go - yet the dream was powerful; I had to do it.

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How to Travel Full Time & Unschool Your Children with Jesper & Cecilie Conrad

Interview: "The Conrad family travel full time, question everything, and choose a life based on their core values: love, adventure, personal freedom, and strong relationships. They join Amrit to share their journey to unschooling their kids, questioning what is truly important in life, and show us that this path to freedom is open to anyone who dares to take the leap into the unknown."

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Unschooling is just life

Unschooling is just a fancy word for living, said a meme I saw on social media this week. It is true. Another, longer, a post I read was about how ambitious we can all become while following each other's unschooling journeys on blogs and social media. 

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Do nomads have a social life?

Do you have any friends? This is one of the all times most asked questions we get as a full-time traveling family. In this text, we share the answers and perspectives on the idea of having a social life on the move. We would never have imagined this reality before we left, but now it is our everyday life of adventure.

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