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Knowing and Using Our Gifts (316)

“Each of us was born to do something unique on this planet, and to give our gifts. That all comes from heart and soul and spirit. Without those in [our] work, we cannot really feel satisfied or fulfilled or truly rewarded…”  Ellen Hayakawa, author of The Inspired … [More]

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Savoring the Peak Moments of Our Lives

I was recently interviewed by Carolyn Baker for her "New Lifeboat Hour" podcast, to which she gave the delicious title above (thank you Carolyn!!) Carolyn is the author of numerous books, including Navigating the Coming Collapse, and Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the … [More...]

Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan generously hosted us and our mobile studio in their driveway

A “New Tribe Training” Transforms Our Lives

What would it be like to be part of a group of deep friends who live nearby — people committed to being there for one another come what may, building intimacy and trust over the years? Having a community of friends who live in their own homes but are committed to staying in … [More...]

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Forging Alternatives to the Growth Economy — Examples from the Real World (315)

The growth economy is historically relatively recent, and is now consuming 1.5 Earths and growing. Compound interest is sucking the lifeblood out of the real economy, from households to countries. … [More]


The Once and Future World — Rewilding Nature and Us (314)

“Today we’re looking at a ten percent world,” says J.B. MacKinnon, author of The Once and Future World: Nature as It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be. “What we think of as nature today has been depleted … [More]


Beautiful Money — Salt Spring Island’s Community Currency (313)

An island near Vancouver, B.C. has designed its own form of currency. Salt Spring Island's paper dollars and coins look and feel beautiful. For the Island’s tourists, they’re genuine souvenirs. … [More]


Tour Salt Spring Island’s Local Meat Processing Facility (311)

(No animals or meat products are portrayed in this program). When new regulations required Salt Spring Island's meat producers to take their animals off-island for processing, local production … [More]