Duncan’s Blog

A collection of human transformation practices, lenses, and perspectives  including: tools for re-authoring our relationships to nature and each other,  tools for facilitating better conversations, behaviour change concepts,  experiential tourism and community development, community based marketing resources, and more.

The Power of Cheese

The Power of Cheese

The surrounding air is crisp, carrying the scent of sweet fall leaves and hinting at the scent of the coming cool winter. A family is seated nearby, waiting in quiet anticipation for their fresh, fire-baked pizza. They continue to munch on leftover toppings, silently observing the glow of the coals while their dinner transforms before their eyes.

Hosting Caring Spaces

Hosting Caring Spaces

In my facilitation work, I am always mindful about creating spaces in which participants feel taken care of. Over time, I have noticed patterns that I feel can be applied to any meeting, from community halls to boardrooms.

The Cult of Being Busy

The Cult of Being Busy

My goal used to be “I’m a busy entrepreneur”. These days, I hold the intention of being calm, poised, focused, and slowly having a bigger impact within my community.

UBI & Lockdown Spending

UBI & Lockdown Spending

As soon as CERB kicked in, people began to save money, and invest it into things like their survival in the context of climate change, like purchasing garden supplies and seeds. We’re actually still seeing the effects of that, for example, with seeds being out of stock everywhere.

Food, Sacredness, and Time

Food, Sacredness, and Time

Who benefits from the narrative “We don’t have time to eat.”?

“We’ll just pick something up on our way to our next obligation.”

“We’ll heat something up when we get home.”

What has the microwave marketing of the 1950s onwards created as a food culture?

Relaxing into Relational Leadership

Relaxing into Relational Leadership

This new type of leadership is checking in with these things, and we’re co-regulating our emotions. We’re showing up as our authentic human selves, taking responsibility and holding ourselves accountable for the things we’re responsible for.

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