“The village is just as important, if not more important, than the home.” – d'Arcy Lunn
Do you enjoy funny, well-traveled, and inspiring people?
Yeah, me too. Which is why I'm so stoked to present d'Arcy Lunn for your listening pleasure/insight/grooviness.
I was introduced to d'Arcy (pronounced “Dar-cee”) by Donnie Maclurcan of the Post Growth Institute and, ever since then, he and I have been members of the Mutual Appreciation Society.
More than that, our conversation was dazzling … and I believe you'll agree.
This fella has so many amazing stories (some of them from the world's most remote places). And now you get his first-hand report of what it's like to live on $1.50 U.S. a day, how the battle to eradicate polio is going, and much more.
I was privileged to spend time in developing countries … and that's where I got to see humans be human. – d'Arcy Lunn
If you're looking to hone your attention to intention, discover how someone builds a self-sustaining tiny house in fourteen days, why crazy is the new normal, and want to understand one of the simplest, most powerful formulas on the planet, give this episode a few laps around your grey matter.
And speaking of matter – I'm 100% serious about this – you matter. I matter. And according to d'Arcy:
We're all just as important and insignificant as everyone else. – d'Arcy Lunn
You're about to Learn …
- How d'Arcy lived on $1.50 a day … for five weeks … cycling around North America.
- Why active, global citizens are so content (and how you can be one too).
- How to hone your “attention to intention.”
- Why crazy is the new normal.
- How d'Arcy built a solar-powered, self-sufficient tiny house in fourteen days.
- How d'Arcy educated 30,000 people with 400 presentations over 14 years.
- Why individualism gives him the heebie-jeebies.
- How to use the powerful formula: Gift + Passion = Change.
- How Brunei's students are helping immunize Pakistan's students against polio.
- The value in connecting via empathy instead of sympathy.
- Why d'Arcy thinks I'm a “wonderful piece of fertilizer.”
- The 1,000 km walk around Japan that sparked Teaspoons of Change.
Resources and Items Mentioned in This Episode:
- D'Arcy's Bio and Portfolio
- Polio Points
- D'Arcy on Social Media:
- [05:56] d'Arcy's seeds of awesomeness
- [09:46] Not following the “garden path” to start exploring your own back yard
- [12:51] The richness of learning from other cultures
- [18:58] d'Arcy's insight from giving 400 presentations across the globe
- [22:26] Building a self-sufficient tiny house in fourteen days
- [26:19] Where just enough meets plenty
- [29:53] Experiences and organizations about eradicating polio
- [36:14] The Global Poverty Project and their wonderful projects
- [44:00] Allowing for maximum human contact and impact
- [44:57] Teaspoons of Change
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