Author: Dona Willoughby

After a career in allopathic medicine, Dona Willoughby currently lives her passion of healing—both humans and this beautiful planet we live on—at La’akea. She assists in teaching permaculture, herbal medicine, beekeeping, and Nonviolent Communication. Her daughter Aniko and grandson Kai’ea also live at La’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)

Doing It, or Are We?

Posted on December 7, 2011 by

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.

Shadow Sides of NVC and Co-Counseling

Posted on March 7, 2011 by
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To make best use of nonviolent communication and co-counseling, avoid these traps.

Gut Health

Posted on December 7, 2009 by
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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.