Return of the green cocktail dress

I’ve not had much time for blogging lately, but I’ve carried on with my experiment of paying attention to giving.  Tonight, at yoga class, my cocktail dress returned.  A few weeks ago one of my yoga-mates mentioned she had a party to go to that required a vintage tea dress.  She was going to buyContinue reading “Return of the green cocktail dress”

Days 13 and 14: Giving at Work

We spend so many of our waking hours working that thinking about giving at work has to be part of my 29 day experiment.  Once you’ve been paid money to do something, can that something ever be a gift? Charles Eisenstein writes about how the economy grows through absorbing more and more of the gift world into the moneyContinue reading “Days 13 and 14: Giving at Work”

Days 8, 9 and 10: Giving time, space and hospitality

For the last six years, I’ve been part of a storytelling coaching group led by the compassionate teacher and gifted storyteller Michael Williams. During this period, we’ve met four or five times a year, always in my flat. I enjoy the ritual of preparing for the group, cleaning and tidying, making space for guests. HostingContinue reading “Days 8, 9 and 10: Giving time, space and hospitality”