The Happy Pear Podcast


The cheapest way to live to 100?

Season 7, Ep. 80

Welcome to this week's episode! You are in for a treat… we have done the work for you this week by taking some of the BEST bits from our community series and distilling them into one clear message!

Utopia is achievable! You better believe it!

This episode is packed with so much amazing information. It will leave you in deep thought - the good kind! 

Community has been the backbone of our lives and our business. We would not have succeeded without it. Investing in true friendships that nurture our souls, encourage us to be better versions of ourselves and be true to ourselves has always been important to us. We would not be the people we are today or have succeeded in anyway without our community.

So we decide to dig deeper and invite guest speakers to our podcast who virtually specialise on the topic.

However, what we didn’t expect is how much we would learn. We were amazed by our guests who took us on a much deeper journey than we expected, from explorers who have emersed themselves in indigenous tribes, searched far and wide for the longest living and healthiest people, mother earth herself imparting her wisdom, trailblazers who have taken action and created their own localised community… to journalists and the importance of talking to strangers!

A fascinating subject we will forever be exploring. We hope you find this episode enlightening and with a yearning to learn more.

Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve

Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill

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