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Longing to Belong: Looking for Your Tribe? part 2 (309)

Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan, co-authors of We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community, modeled the tribe-forming process on fraternal lodges like Elk and Oddfellows. It begins with a champion, one or two people who establish the tribe's values. The champion invites others … [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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Longing to Belong: Looking for Your Tribe? part 2 (309)

Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan, co-authors of We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community, modeled the tribe-forming process on fraternal lodges like Elk and Oddfellows. It begins with a champion, one or … [More]

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Longing to Belong: Looking for Your Tribe? part 1 (308)

"If you look at our DNA, we're meant to be connected…. You can take people out of the tribe, but you can't take the tribe out of the people." Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan share a model for community … [More]

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Sooke Harbour House & Restaurant — Pioneers of Local (307)

Nestled beside Sooke Bay on Vancouver Island, Sooke Harbour House Hotel has gardens boasting hundreds of edible plants, including sea plants at ocean's edge. Innkeepers Frederique and Sinclair Phillip … [More]

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Making Meaning for the Ending of Our Days, part 2 (306)

Stephen Jenkinson asserts that our death-phobic culture considers "The best death is the least death" — basically dying quickly and knowing little about dying. He titled his book Die Wise rather than … [More]