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The La Donaira Journal team is made up of professionals from diverse fields such as communication, agriculture, horsemanship, art, music, etc. We write about life, work, culture, nature, science, architecture, food, and inspiration from our visitors and other fresh thinkers around the world for better ways of farming, conserving nature, designing spaces – and living in general.

GRATITUDE: THE ATTITUDE OF BEATITUDE
“Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you...
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ECO MARATHON LA DONAIRA, BETTING ON SPORT AND CONSERVATION
The 1st Eco Marathon of La Donaira is an event that focuses on the conservation of the environment through sport....
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2021: A SPACE NOMAD ODYSSEY
“I’ve still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission” – Hal 900 The steppes of Central Asia conjure...
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DON´T HOLD YOUR BREATH
´Just breathe.´- How many times have you heard this phrase, when things become overwhelming, you are going crazy with multi-tasking,...
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INTERVIEW WITH LA DONAIRA’S OWN COWBOY SEAMUS GAFFNEY
Part 1: The Early Years Seamus Gaffney has been a part of La Donaira from its inception. He has been...
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THE RE-ENCHANTMENT OF THE WORLD
Another world is not only possible, she’s on her way. Maybe many of us won’t be here to greet her,...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING RELAXED
We are all unique. Our brains perceive the same world in different ways, we interpret, live and see life in...
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FLAMENCO CONCERT: ALICIA RAMÍREZ, JUAN RAMÍREZ & ANTONIO FRANCO
Summer nights at Finca La Donaira combine music, nature and starry sky. The pleasant temperatures at 1,000 meters high favor...
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FLAMENCO CONCERT FOR THE FIVE SENSES
Summer nights at Finca La Donaira combine music, nature and starry sky. The pleasant temperatures at 1,000 meters high favor...
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THE WILD SIDE OF PARADISE PART II
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the...
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CELEBRATING SIXTY CENTURIES OF SUSTAINABLE SILVOCULTURE
Celebrating Sixty Centuries of Sustainable Silvoculture Part 1 In this, the first of a series celebrating the Iberian dehesa as...
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THE SIMPLE LUXURIES OF LIFE
Self-care is essential, when it comes to our health and well-being. Taking care of ourselves, loving ourselves, appreciating ourselves, creates...
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FEEDING THE WEB OF CONNECTIONS
“Food is a welcoming and universal entry point into the human web and the easiest place for people to see...
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FROM BEEKEEPER TO BEELOVER: AN INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN POWELL, PART 2
In this second instalment of our conversation, we discuss the limitations of mechanistic, reductionist perspectives, and the importance of intuition...
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LET´S SLOW DOWN AND LEARN TO LIVE THE GOOD LIFE
“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” Walt Whitman Let’s face it, we live...
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CALLING ALL COSMONAUTS OF INNER SPACE
Did you know that the practice of meditation can transform your life in many positive ways?  In fact, many of...
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THE WILD-SIDE OF PARADISE
Springtime is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy the gifts of nature. The mountainside cloaks itself in a...
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MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
As early summer begins, waves of grain gently roll across the hills. They sway on their stems, perfectly ripe and...
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WELCOME TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD
When you do paragliding, up there: time stops, worries vanish and life expands. Take a risk and discover the sky,...
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THE HEART OF THE FOREST
Step out of the familiar world of sunlit surfaces for a moment, and enter the tremulous heart of the forest....
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THE OLDEST LIVING BEINGS IN THE LAND
In every landscape there are a few natural features whose importance is so great that they function like the keystone...
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