Author: Dona Willoughby
After a career in allopathic medicine, Dona Willoughby currently lives her passion of healingâ€”both humans and this beautiful planet we live onâ€”at Laâ€™akea. She assists in teaching permaculture, herbal medicine, beekeeping, and Nonviolent Communication. Her daughter Aniko and grandson Kaiâ€™ea also live at Laâ€™akea.
Articles by Dona Willoughby include:
- Is Hosting Work Exchangers Worth It? (Issue # 134)
- Gut Health (Issue # 145)
- Shadow Sides of NVC and Co-Counseling (Issue # 150)
- Bee Intimacy (Issue # 151)
- Doing It, or Are We? (Issue # 153)
On Hawaii’s Big Island, La’akea Community explores sustainability through myriad experiments—from keeping wild pet pigs in the garden to eating 100 percent locally to mowing with sheep.
Both in traditional cultures and at La’akea, close loving relationships, consistent community connection, a life close to nature, fresh non-processed food, satisfying work, regular exercise, clean air and water, attunement to biological rhythms, joy, and laughter all support health.