Reinventing Home was founded in late 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 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. Our experts show you to make your space a personal sanctuary, a cultural salon, and an interactive hive—and also explore the broader notion of community-building and our search for belonging.
Never has our content been more timely or appreciated. In the past year, we have produced issues on Men at Home; Animals as the Soul of Home; Home as a Moveable Feast and asked, Who Feels at Home in America?
This digital magazine has been called “a thinking person’s guide to home” and “a mindful approach with a Jungian twist.” This new digital magazine embraces everything from the secret lives of our possessions to how household dust is related to the creation of the cosmos. We have received endorsements from best-selling authors Isabel Allende and Jean Shinoda Bolen. 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 by readers like you.
Founder and Chief Storyteller
VALERIE ANDREWS has written widely about home and our quest for belonging in A Passion for this Earth: Exploring a New Partnership of Man, Woman and Nature and a forthcoming book, Where the Heart Is. A graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, Valerie founded Sacred Words: A Center for Healing Stories and was a featured commentator in A Still Small Voice, an award-winning documentary on the interface of science and spirituality. She also contributed to two other 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, Common Boundary, The Sun, Intuition, Parabola, Esquire, Vogue, and New York magazine. She’s also lectured widely about the future of work.
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
East Coast Editor: Sara Evans
Graphic Design: Nancy Glickman
Webmaster: Maris Svirksts
Digital Media/Newletter: Sam Montgomery
Proofreading/Fact checking: Aldo Jackson, Ann Arnold
Special thanks to Linda Ferrer, Jada Fabrizio, Linda Bucklin, Suzanne Perot, Mary Reynolds Thompson, Bruce Thompson, Ann Robinson, Robert Kipniss, Russ McClure.
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Reinventing Home is a project of Inquiring Systems Inc, 887 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA. 95404. ISI is a nonprofit corporation exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service #94-2524840.