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About Martin Holland

Soulchaser is a place to explore ideas, opportunities, and alternatives to the status quo. It's about pursuing a low-cost, sustainable, creative, adventurous, love-filled, ethical, fulfilling, and financially independent life. It's an adventure in alternatives that many of us want to explore. If you find it interesting, use the comments to join in. Thanks!
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What’s The Point?
3 years ago

What’s The Point?

To understand the point of anything in our lives (including this blog) we must find some way of understanding the point of everything. That’s difficult when the universe appears to have no deeper meaning, and our lives no special purpose.
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Do Not Neglect the Mountains – A Letter From the Future
3 years ago

Do Not Neglect the Mountains – A Letter From the Future

Some timeless advice and wisdom found in a letter from my 80-year-old self to me, written one year ago and completely forgotten about, until now…

A year ago I attended …
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Spiritual Spelunking and the Search for Meaning
3 years ago

Spiritual Spelunking and the Search for Meaning

When I was about 20 and writing about my early explorations of the world and my ideas about life – earnest, ill informed, occasionally interesting but protected from any serious …
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The Perseid Meteor Shower from the UK’s Only Dark Sky Reserve
3 years ago

The Perseid Meteor Shower from the UK’s Only Dark Sky Reserve

Few things are as simple and yet powerful as sleeping outside under the stars. I would compare it to meditation, but it’s far simpler than that. All you have to …
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The First Time I Lived in a Van
3 years ago

The First Time I Lived in a Van

There was a story in the Guardian this week about a physics student from Canada who lived in a tent while studying for a Masters at Manchester University. He pitched …
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Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge 2015
4 years ago

Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge 2015

Aviemore to Linn of Dee – a fantastic 24 hour microadventure in the Cairngorms with wild camping, wild swimming and plenty of wildlife too!
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Dose of Awesome #3
4 years ago

Dose of Awesome #3

The choicest morsels from my digital explorations. In this Dose: Bears Ears, Maria Popova On Being, and an unusual case for a basic (citizens) income in the face of the next tech revolution.
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The Power of the Ever-Expanding Goal Horizon
4 years ago

The Power of the Ever-Expanding Goal Horizon

THE EDINBURGH MARATHON FESTIVAL

The photo above was taken as I (and many others) were finishing the half marathon at this years Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The determination (and pain) on …
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My Awesome Standing Desk Ikea Hack
4 years ago

My Awesome Standing Desk Ikea Hack

WHY YOU NEED TO GET OFF YOUR ASS AND DANCE! (OR, ER, STAND, AT LEAST)

We seem to be raising a lot of idiots these days, and since the idea …
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Idealism, the Mountain, and Post-Election Blues
4 years ago

Idealism, the Mountain, and Post-Election Blues

From a remote mountaintop in Borneo to the UK general election – I confront my need to fight for change in the face of forces we can’t control
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