This is our relationship with Mother Earth in 2019.

Author: JC

“We all come from the same Mother. It is this basic fact which unites us and it is this fact that dictates why not only respecting but going above and beyond to tell the stories of women is a key to unlock us from the trap of dominance, exploitation, and other forms of extractive energy that is destroying our only nest.” — Jenny Carrington for Greenpeace USA

I haven’t stopped weeping on and off for several days. The tears remind me that I am a woman. My womb is yearning for a man who has forsaken me time…


Every single interview subject mentioned a first and most important step.

NuMundo NuLiving Experience 2019.

I heard about NuMundo in an unusual way.

I was working on my dissertation about Transformational Travel, and someone mentioned the name. Soon after, I was conducting an interview with a member of the NuMundo team and talking at length about the themes of my research.

My decision to work on a dissertation about Transformational Travel also came about in an unusual way. Two years ago, after a lengthy career in hospitality Revenue Management, I started my MBA.

I had a list of potential topics for my dissertation, but they all sounded boring and common. I wasn’t worried, though. I…


I did everything I was supposed to do… but none of that made me happy.

I was sitting in front of my computer. Staring at the grey ceiling of the basement in the luxury hotel where I worked.

I’d had this feeling inside me for a long time, but lacked the courage to listen to my inner voice—until that day. My health was in bad shape. I suffered from insomnia and depression. My hair was falling out.

What the hell, I thought. Why am I falling apart in my twenties? What’s wrong with me?

I did everything I was supposed to do. Got a career, a good job, a nice house, a boyfriend who loved…


If you feel called to experience the “vine of death,” read on.

Interested in trying ayahuasca in a country where it’s legal?

My recent stay at Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica offered great insight into the most important factors to ensure safety in any ceremony.

With these present, you can safely experience this controversial plant, which has the power to cure chronic diseases from addiction to immune disorders to PTSD.

Some people think that the recent surge of spiritual tourists clamoring to do medicine ceremonies is tarnishing the indigenous tradition of taking ayahuasca for personal and communal health. Others believe that it’s ayahuasca that’s corrupting Westerners.


An in-depth exploration of the political economy of decentralization.

By NuMundo co-founder David Casey

How can we nurture an ecosystem of true decentralization?

In order for a culture and political economy of decentralization to emerge, the right infrastructure must be implemented.

Ownership and organization of the means of production shape a society’s social and economic order. And so, centralized control of infrastructure leads to a centralized political economy. It follows that decentralization and community control of the means of production could enable humans, individually and collectively, to create a culture of freedom — both from the burden of debt and through self-actualization, the pinnacle of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.(1)


The odds may be stacked against us, but we haven’t lost the game.

By NuMundo Storyteller Toby Israel

Touch skin. Anyone’s. Your own. Feel its texture, warmth, aliveness. There is nothing — truly nothing — that compares.

Look someone in the eye. Anyone. Feel the gut-lurch, heart-jump flash of recognition of another soul. It’s not the same through a video camera. It never will be.

Listen to a human voice — anyone’s, your own — that has not been filtered through anything more than the air between you. Feel its resonance in your veins. Tech-mediated sounds come close, but never quite touch us in the same way.

The New York Times recently published an article titled, Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good. The thesis? With the increasing integration of new technologies…


Take your inspiration from nature’s patterns.

“Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos.”
— Bill Mollison

It’s amazingly beautiful to realize that every being in nature has its place in life’s cycle. Birds in the sky and whales crossing the oceans are not random accidents; life on this planet is always adapting and evolving according to nature’s plan.

What about humans?

We are also nature. Like the rivers, we have veins. Like…


Our species is getting lonelier, but it doesn’t have to.

By Sarah Levine

Our work culture is undergoing a profound transformation.

Approximately 33% of working Americans have ditched their day jobs to become self-employed. They likely created some sort of side hustle, worked overtime to develop it and, when the time was right, left their traditional jobs to pursue this vision.

It’s usually at this point that they begin to work remotely, cultivating a sense of personal freedom and responsibility unhindered by the demands of a boss or strict schedule. …


We’re teaming up to change the status quo of travel.

NuMundo and Innovasis Hotels recently announced our developing collaboration, so we thought it was time to share more about why these two projects are such a perfect fit.

The potential of this collaboration is uniquely inspiring. Both projects appeal to eco-conscious travelers and digital nomads, generating a strong synergy between those communities.

NuMundo will begin by accepting Hotel Coins (HCI) as payment at their 750+ impact centers and transformational experiences. This is only the first step in our partnership. We envision many forms of collaboration in the future, which will further facilitate the growth of both our communities.


Plants are love.

By NuMundo Contributing Writer Salix Roots

There is a class of plants found in nature that work to ignite sexuality and desire within our bodies. These herbs give us permission to receive the nectar from our pleasure more fully.

This class of herbs is commonly referred to as herbal aphrodisiacs, named after Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodite was known to have the ability to transform the ordinary and mundane into something beautiful and special through the power of love.

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