Welcome to the Synopsis of Dave Ewoldt's major work whose working title was;
Connecting the Dots: Reversing Our Handbasket to Hell
Dave was Senior Analyst and, with his wife Allison, co-founded: Attraction Retreat ("catalyzing personal empowerment, societal transformation, and environmental sustainability"), Natural Systems Solutions ("reconnecting with nature for sustainable lifestyles, organizations, and communities"), and Coalitions of Mutual Endeavor ("developing effective coalitions for collaborative action that are capable of building the critical mass necessary to catalyze life-affirming change"). He and Allison also co-founded The EcoIntegrity Center of Bellingham, WA (EcoBell), a branch of Attraction Retreat that served as a community hub for kindred spirits and a sustainable urban intentional community.
He was a practitioner and researcher in the field of ecopsychology, helping people remember how to think and act the way nature works. He often referred to himself as a paradigm shift coach.
Dave passed away before Connecting the Dots could be published so his wife Allison, co-founder of their non-profits, and their dear friend Chet Gardiner (computer maven, community activist and professional musician) picked up where he left off. This synopsis and the forthcoming download and print on demand editions of his book are the result of their joint effort.
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