During our time in Ikaria (one of the 5 established Blue Zones) we were fortunate to meet Carina Aaltonen. Carina has been a Member of Parliament in Aaland (near Finland) since 2003 and is on a mission to create one of the healthiest and fulfilled communities in the world.

Carina travelled to Ikaria to observe just how the Ikarians had not only created their lifestyle, but owned in so strongly despite the pace of the world increasing, technology taking over manual labour, and communication and relationship changes from generation to generation.

We picked Carina’s brain on a number of topics, including –

Tell us about the Aaland Islands – population, lifestyle, and so on. 

Of all the Blue Zones, what inspired you to pick Ikaria for this study trip?

What education do you have to provide the public with in order for them to get involved?

What impact do you envisage this process having on the rest of Finland and the EU?

What are the MOST important parts of society to get RIGHT in order to be one of the Blue Zones?

How long is the vision? Do you see this is a 10-20-50 year project?

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To find out more about Damian go to www.damiankristof.com

We are returning to Ikaria (king of the Blue Zones in our view) in 2017! This 10-day, 9-night experience is a combination of a bucket-list item, major personal transformation experience, “back to the future” trip and a whole lot of fun. We distil 8 ingredients from the Ikarian lifestyle that we can implement back into our daily lives (no matter where you live). You truly EXPERIENCE each of these 8 ingredients so rather than just knowing the ingredients, you actually embody them in your nervous system.  To find out more about this experience go to www.100notout.com/ikaria

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