Moving To Guatemala To Learn About Giving (With 5 Kids and Minimal Savings), Living Outside Of Your Comfort Zone, and Finding Community w/ Owen and Christina Dargatz from The Giving Experiment

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make a radical change in the way you experience day-to-day life? 

Today I am joined by long-time listeners and founders of The Giving Experiment, Owen and Christina Dargatz, to learn all about their family’s transition from life in a cushy Canadian ski town to becoming members of a small Guatemalan community.

In May of 2021, the family of 7 arrived in Guatemala with the goal of understanding how they could enhance the lives of others. They have not looked back since and have started a plethora of projects including a community garden and food forest, a neighborhood music academy, workshops and courses to support local entrepreneurs, just to name a few.

If you have ever sought a simpler way of life, you will not want to miss this episode. We dive into what it’s like to live abroad with 5 kids, why less is always more, how travel has the power to transform your belief system, the beauty of giving and receiving, and so much more.

What does discomfort mean to you and how has it helped you grow? I’d love to hear your thoughts and hope you will share by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • The unlikely way that Owen and Christina fell in love
  • Why trusting intuition led to the realization it is possible to live abroad with children
  • What made Owen and Christina want to “escape from comfort” 
  • The water shut-off experiment that set their family free
  • How to help your kids adjust to major life changes
  • Why finances played a big role in the decision to move to San Pedro, Guatemala
  • The mindset required to switch to an experimental way of life
  • What it means to redefine what success looks like
  • How to keep financial stress at bay when living with a giving mindset
  • The biggest changes they have seen in their kids since moving to Guatemala
  • Why you should teach your children it’s okay to struggle
  • The benefits of pausing relationships and missing your loved ones
  • Owen and Christina’s biggest takeaways from living in Guatemala
  • How to break free from the mold of other’s expectations
  • Easy ways you can give back to your own community
  • And so much more


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