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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.  

Editorial Advisors

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


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.

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 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.

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