Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

Shine Light on the World

Written on June 26, 2018 at 12:25 pm, by

I’ve been fascinated lately reading about forest baths. Doctors in Japan prescribe walking in forests for their patients to combat anxiety and depression. When I moved to Dancing Rabbit, I was struck by how good I felt, kind of like after going on a camping trip or a hike, but 24/7. There is more oxygen […]

On a Human Scale

Written on June 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with an account of this week’s happenings at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Northeast Missouri. It’s hot here; the sort of heat that boils the motivation out of my blood. Somehow, the air is extremely humid, but the soil is dry to the point of forming fissures. At this point, if you’ve been […]

Embracing Change

Written on June 12, 2018 at 11:09 am, by

Some folks embrace change, some avoid it at all costs. I’m somewhere in the middle. Liz here, with the latest from last week at Dancing Rabbit. I’m fully in the flow this spring and summer cooking for the visitor sessions, two so far, and cooking breakfast for workshops at the Mercantile, six so far this […]

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Written on June 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm, by

As the title of this particular Dancing Rabbit update might suggest, I sometimes struggle  with falling behind the curve of work and expectations. This has been such a week (month?) and consequently I’m finding I need to let go of some of the smaller things and reset my target threshold for what is good enough […]

Redefining ‘Fun ‘ and ‘Work’

Written on May 29, 2018 at 10:36 am, by

At Dancing Rabbit, there are always approximately 114 things that I could be doing at any moment during the day. Should I go to the group meditation in the Casa or should I take advantage of the cool morning to plant the tomato starts? Should I go hang out at the Mercantile and talk about […]

Chores and Chiggers: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on May 22, 2018 at 1:05 pm, by

Hot darn y’all. It’s me, Ben. I am not an astronomer, nor an astrologer, but I do in fact live in the dirt, like 80 percent of the world does, and I do declare that writing this inspirational tome, under a newish moon, in late May, in northeast Missouri, of temperate North America, is something […]

Spring just under the ​surface

Written on May 8, 2018 at 11:29 am, by

Hello, friends!​ ​Tereza here, finally back home after a ​short stay in Chicago, IL, and ​two weeks each in ​San Antonio and Austin, TX. I began writing this on a lovely Sunday morning​,​ ​​the day after ​Sandhill​’​s annual May Day celebration, and the village ​was quiet​, save the birds, both ​wild and domestic​, singing and […]

Be Like Water: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on May 1, 2018 at 2:11 pm, by

Danielle here, writing to you from the most beautiful time of year here at Dancing Rabbit. There are a lot of times throughout the year here that probably rival each other in beauty, but this one is especially high in its existential upliftment effect due to the fact that I haven’t had to wear my […]

Fires, Visitors, Fun, and Trains: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on April 26, 2018 at 9:01 am, by

by Ted At last, perhaps, our trials of a lingering winter are coming to an end. Sara and I celebrated 15 years of living at Dancing Rabbit on the 16th, and this seems to be the lengthiest cold spring we can remember. Warm spells almost always start to show up in March, but from later […]

Becoming our Best Selves: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on April 17, 2018 at 12:32 pm, by

by Liz It’s official: I have lived at Dancing Rabbit for a year. I’m so glad that nature reserved this wacky weather for my second spring and not my first. This time last year there was no last-gasp snowing or freeze/thaw/muck/freeze/repeat cycles in the month of April. I think I made a handful of fires […]