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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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"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 where people live in their own homes located "roughly within biking distance." … [Read more...]

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

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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 have pioneered locally-sourced cuisine, art, and decor for decades because … [Read more...]

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

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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 Die Wisely to encourage us to learn about dying from those who die before … [Read more...]

Making Meaning for the Ending of Our Days, part 1 (305)

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Stephen Jenkinson made keen observations in his decades working with the dying. The author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul observed that our high-technology medical system often makes things harder for dying people. When a patient or their family bargains for … [Read more...]

What About Veganism? (304)

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"The more we take back our ancestral roots and eat the diet our ancestors ate, we go back to what is the most natural for our physiological makeup." The author of Primal Body, Primal Mind considers a short-term vegan diet excellent for detoxifying and anti-aging benefits. … [Read more...]

Vertical Gardening for Small Spaces (303)

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"There are wonderful ideas for what people are doing, working with small spaces. There's lots to get you excited about growing — anywhere." Stephen Hindrichs shows three approaches to growing vertically in limited space in his backyard garden. One is a south-facing wall made … [Read more...]

Village Vancouver — How Can A Big City Become a Village? (302)

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How do you empower an entire metropolis to transition towards more localized living in a post-petroleum era? Founder Ross Moster and board members Rand Chatterjee and Ann Pacey of Village Vancouver Transition Society view Vancouver (B.C.) as a network of neighborhood-sized … [Read more...]

Bringing the Wealth Home – intelligent Design at InishOge Farm (301)

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"We had a different notion of real wealth…we converted [our paper money] wealth into this land and home," says Steve Unger. Mary Coll adds that they're storing wealth in their knowledge, and by building a low-tech handmade house with no need for outside "experts" for … [Read more...]

Finding Emotional Resilience in Troubled Times (300)

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How do you grapple with bigger, deeper issues like catastrophic climate change? Author Carolyn Baker and video producer Ivey Cone join Janaia in a wide-ranging conversation about keeping our hearts open while witnessing the crumbling of industrial civilization. We discuss … [Read more...]