Cultural Creatives and Creative Investment: A New Economic Model of Support

Why is creativity important in the face of today’s enormous social, ecological, and global crisis? What kind of opportunity is being born through such crises? Do solutions exist that have the potential to transform the planet and create the more beautiful world we dream of? We live in a world where the monetization of life has reached its extreme; a world where nearly all of the relationships that once existed […]

The Circle of Gratitude: Part One – Entering the Circle

¬†This is the first Part of The Circle of Gratitude Story series. Be sure to check out the Whole overview and introduction here. ¬† The Circle of Gratitude is a platform for people to create gift relationships within a community of individuals desiring to support each other.   Last week I introduced the overall story arc to The Circle of Gratitude, an idea that has been evolving over the last […]

A Double Dose of Ascension: Deconstructing the Paradigm of Growth Through Story

A Double Dose of Ascension: Deconstructing the Paradigm of Growth Through Story   What is the underlying goal of humanity? Is there an unspoken assumption that is driving our relentless technological evolution and value of progress? Perhaps humanity is too large of an umbrella to use and it would be more appropriate to call it “Western Society”. Then again, the story of which I speak is apparently visible in nearly […]

I’m Telling! Appealing to Authority and the Breakdown of Community

I’m Telling! Appealing to Authority and the Breakdown of Community   I’m not sure what it was like for you growing up, but being the eldest sibling with a younger brother gave me plenty of opportunity to be annoying. It starts with everyone enjoying themselves. Then a button is pushed and someone reacts adversely to another, “Stop it! Leave me alone!”. If this call out doesn’t work, and the behaviour […]