Although Phoebe and I have at least three dozen friends in common, it’s only just recently that her name has come up–once, twice, three times in the last month. So I was like, ok, who is this woman? (Everyone is like– oh my god, how do you not yet know Phoebe?) A few weeks back… Read More One I Watch: Phoebe Tickell
Late to the party… Still, I thought I’d share this bit from the book that “everyone” was reading last year, seeing as it relates to my work in the world: How did Homo sapiens manage to cross this critical threshold [150 individuals], eventually founding cities comprising tens of thousands of inhabitants and empires ruling hundreds… Read More Storytelling in Sapiens
How birthing takes place matters; how infants are raised matters; having a rich and active dream life matters. Animals matter, and so does ontological security and the magic of personal interaction and healthy and passionate sexual expression. Career and prestige and putting a good face on it and the newest fashion in art or science… Read More Excerpts from Coming to Our Senses
The secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar… Read More You Know How it Ends, but you Listen as though You Don’t.
I discovered Earthsea as a girl. Took me this long to hear its creator speak: “I think hard times are coming. We will need writers who can remember freedom. Poets, visionaries, the realists of a larger reality.”
Every day, in every interaction, each of us has an opportunity to build the new foundational narrative of life, or cosmology– that is, the story that answers our deepest, most central questions like: What is Life For? Why are we Here? This is the same story that shapes all our institutions including our economic system,… Read More We the Champions
Before leaving on my spectacular (rideshared) roadtrip to Paris for the OuiShare Fest (more about that soon), I had the chance to meet and hear the philosopher Charles Eisenstein speak. I’ve posted about Charles before; his book Sacred Economics has been a major source of inspiration. At the event, someone asked him: what is your role?… Read More The Abundance Vortex
Kind of what I’m talking about onstage at OuiShare Fest on May 7, 2014.
Yes we need a new cosmology. We need to replace the foundational myths we’ve outgrown from religion and science and the market. Here’s David Korten’s new story in a nutshell (though I really recommend the whole essay): As living beings, we survive and prosper only as contributing members of a Living Earth Community birthed by… Read More The New Story We Need to Shape the Economy (and Life)