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.
Wood Fired Sourdough Bread Masterclass
It was a real pleasure to co-host this workshop our community oven space, Front Street Community Oven, with Jess Ross of Gold Island Bakery. I hope we can offer this again. Here are a few photos of the magical event. The class include: 3-hour hands on workshopSmall...
Front Street Oven | Saltwire Article
“It’s a way to build a greater sense of community and to celebrate cultural diversity through the preparation of food.”
Giving Gifts Instead of Judgement
Back in 2020, I started to work on breaking the habit of positively praising, judging, or concluding about an experience or story shared with me.
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
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.
Compliments vs. Connection: Why Praise Can Feel Weird Sometimes
Have you ever been in a situation where you are being praised and it just feels awkward?
Why do compliments feel weird sometimes? What is it about compliments that makes them a challenge?
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
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.
Restorative Practices to Help with Burnout
I’ve adopted some practices to help me cope, stay present, and support my nervous system – rather than participate in what some call “absencing”, where one disconnects and numbs.
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