About Us

This publication was founded by a group of writers, academics, artists and activists who believe that home is our primary attachment, setting the stage for lifelong patterns of intimacy and self-renewal.   

Join us every month for an enlightened conversation about the way we feel about our nests and the larger issues that are shaping our sense of home — from changing patterns of work to technology and climate change. Learn how to make your place a personal sanctuary, a cultural salon, and an interactive hive. 

This online magazine has been called “a mindful approach to home with a Jungian twist” that embraces everything from the secret lives of our possessions to how the dust underneath the bed is related to the creation of the cosmos. 

A venture in non-profit journalism,  Reinventing Home is generously funded by E. Patricia Herron, a former superior court judge in northern California, and by readers like you.

Chief Storyteller

VALERIE ANDREWS has written widely about home and our quest for belonging. She is the author of A Passion for this Earth: Exploring a New Partnership of Man, Woman and Nature, and a forthcoming book called Where the Heart Is: Renewing Our Love Affair with Home. Valerie has contributed to two documentary films: Nourish, the story of our food from soil to plate and Powershift, the story of alternative energy. Her articles have appeared in The Optimist, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, The Sun, Intuition, Parabola, Esquire, Vogue, and New York magazine. She’s lectured widely on the future of work. To date, she’s moved 30 times and has lots of practical experience reinventing home.

 

Advisory Board

JEAN SHINODA BOLEN, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known speaker on women’s issues based in Mill Valley, California. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has served as clinical professor of psychiatry at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute/University of California Medical Center and board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the International Transpersonal Association, and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. The author of thirteen books in over a hundred foreign editions, Jean considers our need to balance introversion and activism, time at home with our work in the world.
PHIL COUSINEAU is a writer, teacher, editor, independent scholar, documentary filmmaker, travel leader, and storyteller who knows a lot about homecoming. His life-long fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him on many journeys around the world. He lectures frequently on mythology, film, beauty, sports, and creativity and has more than 30 nonfiction books and 15 scriptwriting credits to his name. Phil grew up just outside of Detroit, once known as the “Paris of the Midwest,” and his peripatetic career included stints as a sportswriter, playing semi-professional basketball in Europe, harvesting date trees on an Israeli kibbutz, painting 44 Victorian houses in San Francisco, and teaching screenwriting at the American Film Institute. He’s now the host of Global Spirit, the first internal travel series, on LinkTV.
PEGGY FLYNN, MA, founded In the Evening of Life, which explores the notion of coming home to one’s true self after age 60, and its parent organization, The Good Death Institute, a non-profit dealing with conscious dying, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Peggy is trained in spiritual guidance, and has spent 40 years in active hospice care, negotiating family dynamics around health issues. She is author of The Caregiving Zone, dealing with the challenges of caring for loved ones at home. She has received a Jefferson Award for public service and special recognition from the US House of Representatives.
PAULINE TESLER, JD, is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a pioneer in Collaborative Divorce. Her goal is making the home as stable and secure as possible for children and creating systems to support all family members through this difficult transition. She co-founded the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and served as its first President. With psychologist Peggy Thompson, she coauthored Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move On With Your Life (HarperCollins, 2006). Pauline received the first “Lawyer as Problem Solver” award from the American Bar Association in 2002, has been named a California “Superlawyer” annually for nearly a decade, and currently heads The Integrative Law Institute at Commonweal, in Bolinas, California.

DEBORAH LONDON WRIGHT, MDiv, served as Associate Pastor of Calvary Church in San Francisco, on the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness, and as adjunct faculty at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Following her postgraduate studies at UC Berkeley’s General Theological Union, she formed Avalon Enterprises, raising funds and providing project management for NGOs working in the fields of religion, education, healthcare, and film. Her clients included The George Lucas Educational Foundation, Google, Kaiser Permanente, the Murphy Cancer Foundation, Callaway Leadership Institute, and Kairos USA. In 2011, Deborah and Jim Kitchens launched PneuMatrix, bringing adaptive change to congregations throughout the US, and focusing on new community service models like www.laundrylove.org

Staff

East Coast Editor:  Sara Evans

Graphic Design: Nancy Glickman

Webmaster: Maris Svirksts

Digital Media:  Alissa Medina

Newsletters:  Lisann Araujo

Special acknowledgement: Linda Ferrer, Jada Fabrizio,  Linda Bucklin, Suzanne Perot, Mary Reynolds Thompson, Bruce Thompson, Annie Robinson, Robert Kipniss, Russ McClure

Syndication Partnership

Reinventing Home is a cross-syndication partner of BIZCATALYST 360° — a new media digest focusing on lifestyle, culture, and business and reaching more than 100,000 readers each month.  With an emphasis on enhanced performance and well-being,  BIZCATALYST 360° features experts who are among the best and brightest in their fields. This hub of global thought leadership currently has over 500 individual contributors and syndication relationships with other innovative media outlets including The Greater Good Science Center,  TED, Sacred Stories Media, and The Conversation. Learn more at www.bizcatalyst360.com  

Fiscal Sponsorship

Reinventing Home is bought to you by Sacred Words, A Center for Healing Stories. Sacred Words is a fiscally sponsored project of MarinLink, a California nonprofit corporation exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service #20-0879422.

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