This publication was founded in 2019 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, and determining the values of our culture.
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 shifting patterns of work to technology and climate change to our life under quarantine, showing to make your place a personal sanctuary, a cultural salon, and an interactive hive. Never has our content been more timely or appreciated.
This digital 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. We have receive endorsements from best selling writers Isabel Allende and Jean Shinoda Bolen, and Phil Cousineau, host of Global Spirit on PBS, has called Reinventing Home “indispensable for our changing times.”
A venture in non-profit journalism, Reinventing Home is generously funded by E. Patricia Herron, a former superior court judge in northern California, and a visionary thinker about the role of home as sanctuary — and by readers like you.
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.
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
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Special acknowledgement to Ann Arnold, Linda Ferrer, Jada Fabrizio, Linda Bucklin, Suzanne Perot, Mary Reynolds Thompson, Bruce Thompson, Ann Robinson, Robert Kipniss, Russ McClure
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