How do we empower the makers, dreamers and doers of society?

  Non conformity + community building. Do not try and take my uniqueness and have it fit. And, encourage me to work with the whole community towards something bigger than any one of us. All of us are misfits in some area. And all of us want to find our tribe. Curiosity + Constraints. Always endlessly curious, and living in … Read More

Dismissed – being heard is a form of wealth

We all know the experience of being dismissed as an irrelevant voice, or an irrelevant human. And…if we are honest, we have all dismissed others as irrelevant. I have been a master at dismissing, which of course is why I have had to face dismissal so thoroughly of late. Here is how it works. I am introduced to a ‘business … Read More

Seduction and Courtship – why knowing the difference matters

Seduction is the currency of our time. Clever campaigns invite us to believe that we are lesser humans for not having the hottest, newest “X”. Seduction is the constant barrage of images. Skinny, young, perfect. Selfies. Its the data mined construction of words and messages. The Cambridge Analytica, where unless we are super aware, we will be seduced. To be … Read More

On being human. Seeing the world from our knees.

The extraordinary Parker Palmer wrote he was a “contemplative by catastrophe.” Krista Tippett in an interview with Tim Ferriss talked about wisdom and age. And Alain de Botton talked with Krista Tippett about love and relationships. All the while, I struggled with my own inner demons and questioned everything…all my effort, my dedication, my persistence…why? and for what? And at … Read More

Moving from an economy of extraction to extinction – to omni-generative

Our current economic model is designed to extract to extinction. Extract impounded solar energy (fossil fuels) from Earth, some billions of years in the making, and costing millions of energy dollars for Earth to produce, to make a profit in the short term (several hundred years of wealth for a small few), for which the future humans and Earth will … Read More

We must fight for good every single day

I am writing on the day some millions of women and men marched for dignity around the world. I was so deeply proud of my many friends marching in Washington, Boston, LA, Phoenix, Austin, Sydney, San Francisco, London. It was by their accounts peaceful and respectful. Some people have asked, what is the point? What difference will a march make? … Read More

The Heart of a Pioneer – a world without maps depends on an inviolate compass

Last weekend my daughter and a friend climbed Mt Warning, Northern New South Wales, a 1,156m mountain that looks across at the most easterly point of Australia, Byron Bay. The climb gets tricky towards the top, with rocks and mud and slipperiness. It requires intense concentration and a good dose of courage. I wonder at those people who forged paths … Read More