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August 2019 Sunshine Summit – Promo

6/20/2019
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Hello it's Heather from the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. In association with Geeks Rising from the 10th to the 16th of August, or 11th to 17th if you're in a timezone near New Zealand, we are hosting the second 2019 Sunshine Summit. It's a week of livestreams with amazing content creators and their communities with the theme of celebrating connections. All of the details for the upcoming Summit as well as replays from our previous events and where the livestreams will be happening, can be...

Duration:00:00:51

SunEp029 – Ebb and Flow

5/30/2019
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SunEp029 - Ebb and Flow Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. My name is Heather and I am your host. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones like this one offer inspiration drawn from nature, and in the PowerCut episodes are where I share insights into my life living off the power grid. Do you have an experience where you have been empowered by nature? I'd love to hear from you. You can connect with me on Twitter and Instagram...

Duration:00:12:31

Stargazing, Internet Outages and micro-grids

4/4/2019
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PowEp028 - Stargazing, Internet Outages and micro-grids Firstly,Thank you to Kate from the Ignorance Was Bliss Podcast and Steph Fuccio of Changing Scripts, Virtual Expats and Expat Rewind for both recently becoming patrons of sunshine & PowerCuts! If you would like to Support the show and join the community you can do so on Patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCuts Quick recap, In March 2019 we hosted the Sunshine Summit and the videos from the 11 guest segments are available on...

Duration:00:10:42

Connections: Sunshine, PowerCuts, Summits

3/27/2019
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SunEp028 - Connections: Sunshine, PowerCuts, Summits(1hr) This marks the 60th episode of the Sunshine & PowerCuts Podcast.In the early days, there were a few bonus episodes due to the excitement for this creative journey and gratitude for the support I received early on. And, here we are.60 episodes, a number of guest appearances, three livestream events with 34 guest spots... It would all be for naught without you.Thank you!To the listeners of the podcast!To those who have become...

Duration:01:02:27

Gas Hotwater, Hay, Dust, Glamping

2/27/2019
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PowEp027 - Gas Hotwater, Hay, Dust, Glamping The episode begins with the audio promotion for the March Sunshine Summit 2019.From March 9-16 (10th-17th NZT) the livestream event to celebrate connections will be taking place at https://sunshinesummit.liveThere you can find all the details of the 11 Guests that will be joining us over the 8 Days. Please share the event with others so they discover it and come along to join us in the live chat, mark your calendars and we look forward to...

Duration:00:07:41

Music By Nature

2/14/2019
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SunEp027 - Music By Nature The quote from Shakespeare "The earth has music for those who listen" is a favourite one of mine and the foundation of this episode. So is my motto Life is beautiful; enjoy it's beauty, because the gifts of nature are there for us to enjoy if we make time and take time to experience them.Sound, and particularly music is an important part of my wellbeing.I've also mentioned elsewhere that when I go out in nature I leave other sounds behind and just absorb the...

Duration:00:10:35

Heat Wave, Thermodynamics, Music by Nature

2/3/2019
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PowEp026 – Heat Wave, Thermodynamics, Music by NatureIn this episode we begin with a few announcements: Sunshine & PowerCuts can now be found on GeeksRising.com Geeks Rising is a curated podcast network which features podcasts by passionate people encouraging you to explore your passions and empowering you to become a better creator.In association with Geeks Rising, preparation is underway for the March Sunshine Summit 2019 livestream event.A huge thank you to the Patrons of Sunshine &...

Duration:00:06:58

Refreshment

1/23/2019
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SunEp026 - Refreshment Before we begin, think about what 'refreshment' means to you. Refreshment can be starting again, when we experience a change, rest and find renewed strength and energy. We look at themes of refreshment: the natural cycle of daily rhythms, and the seasons, of love, solitude, silence, of being refreshed by water and nourishment, by being in gratitude and by getting fresh air, some space and some perspective. And by taking notice of nature to be refreshed by being in...

Duration:00:04:53

Sunshine Hours, Measuring Power, Growth & Duck Curves

1/15/2019
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PowEp025 - Sunshine Hours, Measuring Power, Growth & Duck CurvesThis first PowerCut Episode for 2019 has a lot in it!We begin with a recap of the total Sunshine Hour, temperature and rainfall results of 2018 from the latest NIWA report.How 2019 is shaping up so far.The plan was to record some data to share some information about how much power the system is generating... And we look at the challenges I faced in that process.We look at three stages of charging process for the battery bank:...

Duration:00:11:27

Growth

1/7/2019
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SunEp025 - Growth First we look at what growth is and terms related to growth. Growth takes time and the changes can be uncomfortable. We and others around us may also have expectations related to growth. And we require the right growing conditions. What are some examples of growth you notice in nature? Listen to this episode, and then check in with yourself and your journey of growth. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast.My name...

Duration:00:06:11

7th Anniversary Off-Grid

12/31/2018
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PowEp024 - 7th Anniversary Off-Grid Each year in December marks the anniversary of this journey living off-the-power grid. In this episode I look back over the past 7 years, the highlights and the lowlights, the opportunities and my goals for the future. Despite the powercuts (challenges), there is a lot to be thankful for too... Thank you for listening to this podcast and joining me on this journey! Thank you to those who have invited me to be a part of their projects,and to the wonderful...

Rest

12/31/2018
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SunEp024 - Rest To take rest is to replenish ourselves and is just as important as working hard. I hope that while you listen to this episode you have a moment of rest and relaxation. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. My name is Heather and I am your host on this journey of empowerment. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones like this one offer inspiration drawn from nature, and the PowerCut...

Part B – Emily Prokop

12/13/2018
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PowEp023 - Part B Emily Prokop A special two part series featuring Emily Prokop, host of The Story Behind Podcast and author of The Story Behind Book.Emily also co-hosts a podcast with John Bukenas called Hate to Weight. Emily was one of my first connections in podcasting and joined me for the March 2018 Sunshine Summit and I had the privilege of catching up with her and we talk about a lot! In case you missed it: Listen to Part 1 - SunEp023 In Part 2: Recap the Hate to Weight podcast and...

Duration:00:30:20

Part A – Emily Prokop

12/11/2018
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SunEp023 - Part 1 Emily Prokop A special two part series featuring Emily Prokop, host of The Story Behind Podcast and author of The Story Behind Book. Emily also co-hosts a podcast with John Bukenas called Hate to Weight. Emily was one of my first connections in podcasting and joined me for the March 2018 Sunshine Summit and I had the privilege of catching up with her and we talk about a lot! In Part 1: An introduction to The Story Behind and my connection with Emily The story behind her...

Duration:00:28:58

When the Earth Moves

12/3/2018
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PowEp 022 - When the Earth Moves ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Introduction Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast, my name is Heather and I am your host. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature, and the PowerCut episodes like this one are where I share insights into my life living off the power grid. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Notes from this episode: For information on...

Duration:00:06:54

Movement

11/4/2018
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SunEp022 - Movement What does 'movement' mean to you? How and when do you move? What does movement do for you, where does it take you and how does it make you feel? Take notice of your movement and the movement in nature. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. My name is Heather and I am your host on this journey of empowerment. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones like this one offer inspiration...

Duration:00:06:35

Under The Weather

10/23/2018
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PowEp021 - Under the Weather To be 'under the weather' - to be unwell or low in spirits. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast, my name is Heather and I am your host. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature, and the PowerCut episodes like this one are where I share insights into my life living off the power grid. Embark on a journey [em]powered by nature....

Duration:00:06:47

Nourishment

9/27/2018
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SunEp021 - Nourishment What does 'nourishment' mean to you? It is holistic and includes all the things we consume and how we consume them. How do you nourish yourself? ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. My name is Heather and I am your host on this journey of empowerment. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones like this one offer inspiration drawn from nature, and the PowerCut episodes are where...

Duration:00:06:42

Connection Challenges

9/13/2018
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PowEp020 - Connection Challenges The Original Connection Challenge Struggling to have a power connection due to the weather and not having a backup option Internet Connection Challenges Important Connections to make when Off-the-Grid ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Introduction Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast, my name is Heather and I am your host. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature,...

Duration:00:11:16

Resilience

9/2/2018
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SunEp020 - Resilience Our felxibility, and our ability to bend and flex and bounce back and recover from adversity. It's not just about endurance, it's about how you recharge, adapt to change and reclaim your power. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. My name is Heather and I am your host on this journey of empowerment. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones like this one offer inspiration drawn...

Duration:00:11:29