Sunshine & PowerCuts

Sunshine & PowerCuts

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September 8, 2019 17 min
In this Episode: The long dark NZ Autumn and Winter of 2019.Aotearoa means Land of the Long White Cloud and we live up to that with high % cloud cover, including fog and only handful of sunny days.We may be on track for what may be the lowest recorded sunshine hours whilst I've been off-grid relying on solar power. Without much sunshine, the back up generator was used. I talk about the frequency of use, expense, a few ins...
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Hello it's Heather from the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. In association with Geeks Rising from the 10th to the 16th of August, or 11th to 17th if you're in a timezone near New Zealand, we are hosting the second 2019 Sunshine Summit. It's a week of livestreams with amazing content creators and their communities with the theme of celebrating connections. All of the details for the upcoming Summit as well as ...
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May 30, 2019 12 min
SunEp029 - Ebb and Flow Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. My name is Heather and I am your host. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones like this one offer inspiration drawn from nature, and in the PowerCut episodes are where I share insights into my life living off the power grid. Do you have an experience where you have been empowered by nature? I'd l...
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PowEp028 - Stargazing, Internet Outages and micro-grids Firstly,Thank you to Kate from the Ignorance Was Bliss Podcast and Steph Fuccio of Changing Scripts, Virtual Expats and Expat Rewind for both recently becoming patrons of sunshine & PowerCuts! If you would like to Support the show and join the community you can do so on Patreon.com/SunshineAndPowerCuts Quick recap, In March 2019 we hosted the Sunshine Summit and t...
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SunEp028 - Connections: Sunshine, PowerCuts, Summits(1hr) This marks the 60th episode of the Sunshine & PowerCuts Podcast.In the early days, there were a few bonus episodes due to the excitement for this creative journey and gratitude for the support I received early on. And, here we are.60 episodes, a number of guest appearances, three livestream events with 34 guest spots... It would all be for naught without you.Tha...
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February 27, 2019 7 min
PowEp027 - Gas Hotwater, Hay, Dust, Glamping The episode begins with the audio promotion for the March Sunshine Summit 2019.From March 9-16 (10th-17th NZT) the livestream event to celebrate connections will be taking place at https://sunshinesummit.liveThere you can find all the details of the 11 Guests that will be joining us over the 8 Days. Please share the event with others so they discover it and come along to join us in th...
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February 14, 2019 10 min
SunEp027 - Music By Nature The quote from Shakespeare "The earth has music for those who listen" is a favourite one of mine and the foundation of this episode. So is my motto Life is beautiful; enjoy it's beauty, because the gifts of nature are there for us to enjoy if we make time and take time to experience them.Sound, and particularly music is an important part of my wellbeing.I've also mentioned elsewhere tha...
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PowEp026 – Heat Wave, Thermodynamics, Music by NatureIn this episode we begin with a few announcements: Sunshine & PowerCuts can now be found on GeeksRising.com Geeks Rising is a curated podcast network which features podcasts by passionate people encouraging you to explore your passions and empowering you to become a better creator.In association with Geeks Rising, preparation is underway for the March Sunshine Summit 2019 ...
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January 23, 2019 4 min
SunEp026 - Refreshment Before we begin, think about what 'refreshment' means to you. Refreshment can be starting again, when we experience a change, rest and find renewed strength and energy. We look at themes of refreshment: the natural cycle of daily rhythms, and the seasons, of love, solitude, silence, of being refreshed by water and nourishment, by being in gratitude and by getting fresh air, some space and som...
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PowEp025 - Sunshine Hours, Measuring Power, Growth & Duck CurvesThis first PowerCut Episode for 2019 has a lot in it!We begin with a recap of the total Sunshine Hour, temperature and rainfall results of 2018 from the latest NIWA report.How 2019 is shaping up so far.The plan was to record some data to share some information about how much power the system is generating... And we look at the challenges I faced in that process.We ...
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January 7, 2019
SunEp025 - Growth First we look at what growth is and terms related to growth. Growth takes time and the changes can be uncomfortable. We and others around us may also have expectations related to growth. And we require the right growing conditions. What are some examples of growth you notice in nature? Listen to this episode, and then check in with yourself and your journey of growth. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hell...
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December 31, 2018
PowEp024 - 7th Anniversary Off-Grid Each year in December marks the anniversary of this journey living off-the-power grid. In this episode I look back over the past 7 years, the highlights and the lowlights, the opportunities and my goals for the future. Despite the powercuts (challenges), there is a lot to be thankful for too... Thank you for listening to this podcast and joining me on this journey! Thank you to those who have in...
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December 31, 2018
SunEp024 - Rest To take rest is to replenish ourselves and is just as important as working hard. I hope that while you listen to this episode you have a moment of rest and relaxation. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. My name is Heather and I am your host on this journey of empowerment. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones lik...
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December 13, 2018
PowEp023 - Part B Emily Prokop A special two part series featuring Emily Prokop, host of The Story Behind Podcast and author of The Story Behind Book.Emily also co-hosts a podcast with John Bukenas called Hate to Weight. Emily was one of my first connections in podcasting and joined me for the March 2018 Sunshine Summit and I had the privilege of catching up with her and we talk about a lot! In case you missed it: Listen to Part 1...
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December 11, 2018
SunEp023 - Part 1 Emily Prokop A special two part series featuring Emily Prokop, host of The Story Behind Podcast and author of The Story Behind Book. Emily also co-hosts a podcast with John Bukenas called Hate to Weight. Emily was one of my first connections in podcasting and joined me for the March 2018 Sunshine Summit and I had the privilege of catching up with her and we talk about a lot! In Part 1: An introduction to The Story...
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December 3, 2018
PowEp 022 - When the Earth Moves ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Introduction Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast, my name is Heather and I am your host. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature, and the PowerCut episodes like this one are where I share insights into my life living off the power grid. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~...
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November 4, 2018
SunEp022 - Movement What does 'movement' mean to you? How and when do you move? What does movement do for you, where does it take you and how does it make you feel? Take notice of your movement and the movement in nature. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. My name is Heather and I am your host on this journey of empowerment. This podcast features two types o...
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October 22, 2018
PowEp021 - Under the Weather To be 'under the weather' - to be unwell or low in spirits. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast, my name is Heather and I am your host. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature, and the PowerCut episodes like this one are where I share insights into my life living...
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September 27, 2018
SunEp021 - Nourishment What does 'nourishment' mean to you? It is holistic and includes all the things we consume and how we consume them. How do you nourish yourself? ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast. My name is Heather and I am your host on this journey of empowerment. This podcast features two types of episodes which alternate. Sunshine ones like this on...
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September 13, 2018
PowEp020 - Connection Challenges The Original Connection Challenge Struggling to have a power connection due to the weather and not having a backup option Internet Connection Challenges Important Connections to make when Off-the-Grid ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Introduction Hello and welcome to the Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast, my name is Heather and I am your host. This podcast features two types of episodes whi...
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