Community Blog

Community Blog

The Community Blog is a space for Walk Outs Who Walk On to share their stories about how and why they chose to walk out of limiting beliefs and to walk on to invent and experiment with new ways of creating change. By sharing their stories, they strengthen our own courage, resolve and commitment.
Route 30

Posted on January 12, 2014

Author: Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris

Friend and walk out Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris has been sharing with us stories from her community in Warfhuizen, Holland for the past several months. In her last post, Walking (on) the Talk she talked about her work with a neighborhood organization looking to shift a dangerous local traffic situation. She wrote about the challenges of showing up as leader-as-host vs. leader-as-hero in the meetings. Here’s an update from Sarah about what’s been happening.

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The resettling of my bones and heart

Posted on November 19, 2013

Reflections from Kailea Frederick on our weeklong Walk Out Walk On workshop at the International Youth Initiative Program (YIP). The piece was originally posted on Kailea’s blog,

This was a much anticipated workshop for many of my fellow Yippies, although I had never previously heard of Walk Out Walk On. We had just emerged from the exhaustion of our two week Permaculture Course, and I was feeling like my purpose of being here had been swallowed whole. So with a half day of rest between courses we arrived Monday morning into what would unfold for me the resettling of my bones and heart.

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Triggering positive changes

Posted on November 5, 2013

Author: Haikaa Yamamoto

My name is Haikaa, I am a multicultural singer-songwriter and author and I am absolutely passionate about empowering people. So many of the problems in our world that bother me either arise from or feed on disempowerment. As an artist, my music centers around themes such as self-acceptance, assertiveness, love and surrender.

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I am a cleaner

Posted on October 24, 2013

Author: Tolu Ilesanmi

This is a piece reposted from our friends at Organization Unbound by Tolu Ilesanmi. We thought that it was such a great example of walking out of limiting beliefs that we would share it with the Walk Out Walk On community. The post is an update on Tolu’s social/spiritual enterprise Zenith Cleaners. You can learn more about the history and vision of the company by reading his earlier post on Organization Unbound, Cleaning for a change.

Zenith Cleaners continues to evolve. Very exciting times. We are taking further the concept of Cleaning as Practice and building our future on it. In the process, we came up with this definition of cleaning, which is in itself cleansing: Cleaning is the process of removing dirt from any space, surface, object or subject thereby exposing beauty, potential, truth and sacredness.

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Walking (on) the Talk

Posted on September 21, 2013

Author: Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris

Walk Out Walk On is not just about communities in poor countries. The issues arising on these journeys are hyper relevant to anyone wanting to live and act more consciously in these times. I’ve read the book, and studied it in detail because so many points resonated for me. In order to digest as well as share the material I’ve also written fairly extensively about several topics (leadership, start anywhere follow it everywhere) on my blog. But the acid test comes not from writing about it, but living it. I got my chance when asked to join a small group of neighbours to try to remedy a dangerous traffic situation locally.
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A better world is definitely possible

Posted on September 12, 2013

Author: Murtaza M Bootwala

After walking out from my corporate job as a steward from Hilton Towers Mumbai, I had the question: What next? And what’s the purpose of my life?

With these questions, I travelled different parts of India to meet people who are working towards a better world which gave me hope that Yes! a better world is definitely possible. Now, my vision of my life is: “Catalyzing the co-creation of a thriving, just and a sustainable world.”

My early retirement from the airline industry

Posted on September 12, 2013

Author: Gerardo Vergara

My decision to walk out of a regular employment was sort of an awakening that I did not belong there because I am a free thinker who loves doing and learning about anything that interested me on my own.
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My Story

Posted on June 25, 2013

Author: Veena Vasista
(Reprinted from Veena’s blog: See & Connect)

My name is Veena Vasista. I’m a Yank who grew up in the Chicago suburbs, went to university in upstate New York and  left the States at age 23 to live in Europe – first Germany and then England, which – more or less – has been where I have lived for the last twenty years. My parents migrated to the US from India in the 60s.

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Walking Out of the Gallery Scene

Posted on June 11, 2013

Author: Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris

Dear people,

I would like to tell an inspiring story, but I find myself in the uncomfortable in-between state of having walked out of the old, and not yet having hit solid ground in the new. And perhaps this story needs to be told as well for others who are in a similar position.

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Gifts of the Magi in Moscow

Posted on January 21, 2013

Author: Ekaterina Khaletskay​a

“I think there is something in you. Or maybe there isn’t something in you. Although that’s probably the same thing.”

–  Haruki Murakami

The idea to host a gifting evening came to us a few weeks ago when Masha and I were sitting in the kitchen at the office where we work. We were inspired by the invitation from the Walk Out Walk On community to host a Shop of the Open Heart. We exchanged our experiences with gifting at this time of the year and how we often miss the meaning of it all. We also said we wanted to experiment with another kind of gifting and began to prepare the Shop of the Open Heart Moscow. We called it a Red Nose Evening (don’t ask me why).

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