“How do we change the world? Change the story.”

Charles Eisenstein

Exploring the gift

Our modern consumer society is gradually monetising everything. Accompanied by aggressive marketing and manipulation techniques these economics create artificial scarcity, illusions of worth and have distorted what it means to live in abundance. A price is put on everything which then controls availability and access; some become haves and others have nots.

I feel fundamentally uncomfortable with this model. To me it is part of the whole mess we are in as regards human life on earth and the massive disconnection from nature. We are trashing our home with this model and I needed to find an alternative way of offering my work in the world.

Operating in the gift economy is about creating a new kind of relationship which reaches beyond mere transaction and exchange. It is rooted in the idea that what I have to offer cannot be solely measured by a blanket monetary value based on what others charge, what I believe I am worth or what the market dictates.

In this 3 minute film about Pacific Salmon we discover the worth of salmon not only to the great bears who feast but also to the trees. Who’d have known! This film touches on the depth of interconnectedness operating in our world. The gift economy is founded on this understanding. There is a silent recognition about the interconnectedness of all things, an acknowledgement of the value and contribution we can all make when we express our gifts in the world.

My gift

What I offer is designed to help you understand and then practice Radical Self Care . I am passionate about helping people to help themselves. I want to inspire, encourage and empowered you to live a happier, healthier life where you take better care of yourselves and our planet.

My gifts emerge from my own life journey coupled with over 30 years of personal therapeutic experience and professional training. What I have to offer emerges from this foundation coupled with my observations and contemplations about this Industrial Growth Society in which we live and the many alternatives we could choose instead.

The gift I make is my precious offering, a way to be of service in the world, it has value.

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Your gift

To honour this you are invited to make a gift if that feels right for you, given:

  • Your financial means

  • Your desire to support Mairi in her life and work in the world.

1. How much would you be able to offer to help support Mairi in her life?

Go up until you reach some discomfort, which is a way of intuitively finding over-generosity. Then slowly count down until you reach further discomfort which indicates under-generosity. Now you have a range from which you can comfortably gift.

2. If you were to offer that, are you still able to care for yourself and those who are dependent on you?

If your financial means are limited, then you may need to choose a token amount or to gift in some other way.

3. If you were to offer that can you do it wholeheartedly?

Non-financial gifts

Not everyone is in a position to make financial gifts, or they find themselves moved to gift in some other way. What is that? Please take time to consider what this may be and contact Mairi to let her know what you propose.

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How to make a gift:

You can use the buttons on the right to make a gift using Paypal or a credit card.

If you would prefer to make a bank transfer or gift in some other way please contact Mairi.

Bank transfers are preferable as they encounter less fees.


“Changing our relationship to money is a side effect of working in the gift. We move from a relationship where money is seen strictly as an asset to accumulate, to the view that money is just another way of expressing gratitude.”

Marie Goodwin

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Further Exploration

If you would like to find out more about the ideas of the Gift Economy you can explore the links below.