Creating A Sense of Home -- Anywhere.
Imaginative home entertaining and fulfilling experiences to deepen our joy & connection with one another
Let's Be the Change we Seek
We all have gifts and talents to offer. I believe we must each find ways to share our offerings that add value to solutions that can create greater equality, and opportunities for all. No matter how big a role it is, we now live in a time, when we no longer have the luxury to sit on the sidelines. We must be the change we seek.
I feel it’s time to pivot back to the village approach. In our do-it-alone ways we have lost our inextricable human connection to one another. And this has especially been lost in “solutions”. If we look to our traditions of “collective assembly” in spiritual gatherings and celebrations that have been the most powerful conveners of collective joy and humanity we can find how we can come together to be the change.
A stranger’s cry for help inadvertently led me to discover the power of sharing our humble gifts during collective assembly can empower collective healing. You see, I was asked for help by a young man who had just aged out of the foster care system. In responding to his request and in turning his empty section 8 apartment into a functioning home, I came to understand that he had never felt at home – anywhere – in his entire life. And that that very fundamental feeling I know so well – the feeling of home that had anchored and guided me – was something he was bereft of. This caused him to feel adrift in the world; without a sense of home, we do not have a sense of belonging in the world; without it, we do not have a foundation from which we can build a future that reflects our hopes and dreams. I saw this an opportunity for community members to share their belongings with others without family nor community, and for others to bring their passion for design or home organization to help create a home. Once completed, a house warming fills the home with love, joy and healing as we share stories, songs and break bread. My random act of kindness in helping that young man evolved into a nonprofit, A Sense of Home (ASOH).
What I discovered is that when we gather with strangers in collective moments to share our gifts and talents to be the change we seek -- we can also share our joy and pain. When we do we we bare witness to what we have all been missing and yearning for -- our inextricable human connection. The magic of an ASOH home creation adds profound meaning and purpose to the lives of all involved. It is the “village effect that make us healthier, happier and smarter” (Susan Pinker). The win-win impact has meant we are overwhelmed with the demand to open up chapters around the western world.
This site humbly reflects some of my design and cooking style as well as the insights I am baring witness to through the gift that is A Sense of Home. Thank you for stopping by. Georgie xo