Staying with Guy Coxall’s passionate quest for sustainability, we return to Portugal and continue the theme with today’s ‘Folks for a World that Works’ correspondent Cressida Moger, Founder of ‘Cressida’s House’.
They say life begins at 40, and after a 20 year career working with corporations and entrepreneurs predominately in the financial sector, Cressida packed up her London life and embarked on a year’s solo travel, to reconnect with her passions, people and the planet.
“I’m now in the midst of a ruin renovation in Central Portugal, creating an idyllic space to host guests and inspire change in others,” says Cressida, who has returned to her first loves of food and interior design. “My project offers those staying, the chance to step away from their busy lives and rejuvenate, while being surrounded by nature, partake in cookery workshops and learn about permaculture.”
OurNet: Thank you for taking part in the #ffawtw interview Cressida, what’s your big passion?
Cressida: My greatest passion is to inspire others to follow their dreams, while continuing on my own journey of self discovery. The greatest gift I’ve created for myself is spending each day on my own time, focusing on the things I love – food, interior design, travel and connecting with people.
OurNet: What would a ‘world that works’ look like to you?
Cressida: Earth care, people care, fair share. Those 6 small words sum up a pretty enormous concept – look after the planet we live on, take care of one another, give back and work toward achieving equality.
OurNet: What is stopping us from creating a ‘beautiful world we all know in our hearts is possible’?
Cressida: Not surrendering to the universe and getting in our own way.
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