112: How to rebuild community, despite social distancing – with Neil Greenwood

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If you’re missing your in-person community as much as I am, I bet you’re wondering how in the world are we going to rebuild it while we’re social distancing like this? Trust me, I hear you… I feel you. Nothing about what we are going through is easy. But there is hope and there are thought leaders out there who are starting to trail-blaze a path alongside us.

My special guest today is Neil Greenwood of Morning Gloryville and he’s simplifying how to rebuild community, despite social distancing. He and I both believe that there is something profound happening here, bigger than a virus. More like an awakening.

And if you’re looking for a message of hope and a possible vision for what our new reality could be after all this shakes out, you’re going to love this one. In order to rebuild true community, it takes each and every one of us to play our part together.


My special guest today is Neil Greenwood and he’s simplifying how to rebuild community, despite social distancing.

We tackle all aspects of it, including:

  • Kicking the conversation off with a 7 minute ground meditation, in order to tap into a state of calm
  • What a Morning Gloryville in-person event was like, including their sober raves, all-day workshops and retreats, prior to COVID-19 
  • And now in this day in age of quarantine and social distancing, what the team at Morning Gloryville see as the vision moving forward in helping people heal and rebuild this community. Neil shares his ideas on how to build love and connection without physical contact with others in the short term future.
  • For all the event planners listening, take note! Neil shares his insider thoughts on what it was like to turn their 1000 person rave into an online experience. What worked and what were the lessons learned as an event producer and experience creator?
  • And finally, Neil shares his take on what’s happening (big picture!) energetically in the world right now. How this is a HUGE wake-up call for humankind… and what role permaculture plays in all of this!

Q: Are you feeling disconnected from your community, wishing you could rebuild, reconnect, and get back to thriving? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and begin to rebuild your own community this week? What’s one thing you could do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Neil Greenwood

Neil Greenwood – He is the Magical Maestro at Morning Gloryville, a community of wellness experts that love to create immersive playful experiences that take people on enlightening journeys. 

What started as an immersive, sober morning dance party in 2013 has now evolved into a multi-sensory wellness experience. They do this through music, dancing, art & crafts, super healthy nourishment stations, yoga classes, mindfulness instruction, and specially curated performances to help people express their true life purpose and feel more connected.

Neil is fascinated by universal wisdom and the life adventure that surrounds us all. Morning Gloryville has been seen on The Today Show, CNN, BBC News, MTV and written about in over 2600 articles worldwide.

Where Neil hangs out online:

Website: morninggloryville.com

Instagram: @morninggloryville

Instagram: @neilbringsthemagic

Neil’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Tom Carter – He is the founder of the Three Pools permaculture farm, a 141 acre farm located in the foothills of the Black Mountains in South Wales. They are looking to lead the transition to a new agricultural system and are working with various organisations to demonstrate and research the most innovative sustainable farming techniques available.

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