Of gifts and dignity, the antithesis of starving in our obesity

The mythology of a market society reverses the picture of  gift society. In a market society…Getting rather than giving is the mark of a substantiative person, and the hero is the ‘self-possessed’ ‘self-made’. So long as these assumptions rule, a disquieting sense of triviality, of worthlessness even, will nag the man or woman who labors in the service of a … Read More

Financial literacy, new friends, abundance as a way of being

In the history of the world it is often the seemingly small events that have the power to make the most significant changes. Rosa Parks refusing to sit at the back of the bus. Mohamed Bouazizi personal sacrifice sparked an uprising across the Middle East. In my world, the small but significant event took place July 22 to 24, 2011 … Read More

Resurrecting the language of the sacred in a post-truth world

When I was a little girl I used to go to Sunday school. I don’t remember much about it, except that we would dress up for this occasion. At the time we lived in the West Coast of Tasmania, where it was very cold and very wet. Religion was never discussed in our family. Sunday school was more of a … Read More

Integrity in marketing

Posted on his Facebook page, this comment by Michael Richardson created a very significant and rich dialogue. Okay, so I just decided to no longer prostitute my email address for “free stuff”. Everyone and her mother in the, cough, “spiritual community”, is putting on “Free Teleseminars or Calls” or some such bs. Well, it’s not free. My email address, a … Read More

The Sacred Art of Creativity

A long time ago, when I was a novice coach, I had a download hit about how to show up in a ‘sales’ conversation. I had been struggling with how to ‘sell’ my services. But I had the dynamic wrong. It was not about me at all. It was not about me forcing myself on people.  It was about the … Read More

Drinking the Kool Aid

In the past few months I have been attuned to a yearning I feel, both inside me and that I sense in many other people. My sense is that many people know, at a deep soul level, without having the right words to be able to explain it, that our way of giving and receiving value in the world is … Read More

Why “Conscious” Businesses Collapse

We are entering a new era, whether we like it or not. People are seeking new ways of being in relationship to each other, whether that relationship is in business, at work, in our service to, in our home, family and friends. However, the path forwards is completely unchartered. There is no model, no outstanding example. As an observer learner, … Read More

The Principle of Exchange -Creating a Win Win Win in all relationships

Unfortunately our society has slipped into ever increasing levels of entitlement. The ~I deserve~ society. Or, ~I am owed~. Or, pure and simple, ~give me!~. This approach is really a “dis-ease” state, breaking the natural law of dynamic equilibrium, where the equation is strongly pitched to the take side, with almost complete neglect of the give side.

The Transrational World…Working in a world beyond reason

During my Christmas 08/09 meltdown period, I came to recognise that I had slowly and insidiously let go of any way of being in life that did not have a reasonable, rational, linear pathway. I had lost any sense of the miraculous and serendipitous. In my earlier life I operated much more from the place of the miraculous, trusting that … Read More