Alternative Payment Options


(Please submit your Mutual Support/Alternative Payment Proposal at least 24 hours before your desired event or 1 week before your desired program.)


I’m deeply passionate about co-creating a world that honors and supports everyone’s thriving … and so, naturally, I long for everyone to have easy access to the transformational workshops, classes, practice groups, and other events that I offer.

I also understand that money is only one strategy that facilitates exchange of energy and effort between people, and that in addition to financial resources, everyone has access to many other kinds of valuable resources that can make a significant difference for others.

So that everyone can participate in Thriving Life offerings regardless of their current financial situation, I personally live very simply, price Thriving Life offerings below their market value, provide a self-selected sliding fee scale, offer payment plans, and also offer part-cash, part-equitable exchange Mutual Support agreements.

At the same time, I ask for your awareness that there are things I myself need for my own well-being that (at least at this time) do need to be paid for in cash, no matter how simply I live, including but not limited to home and office rent, transportation, energy, cell phone service, printing costs, and administrative support.


Click here to applyIf you’re excited to participate in something I’m offering but at the moment are financially unable to contribute at the lowest level of my sliding fee scale, I invite you review the professional and personal equitable exchange opportunities I offer (see below), and then click on the button at right to send me a Mutual Support/Alternative Payment Proposal.

(Please note that, due to the time and effort it takes to administer these arrangements, please add a $35 administrative cost fee to the value of your class, event, or other offering.)


I am fiercely committed to recognizing that we ALL have assets and wealth to offer that can contribute to the well-being of others. A central mission of Thriving Life is to reconnect each of us to our authentic power and capacity to create in the world in alignment with our deepest values.  For this reason, I do not offer full scholarships of any kind; for me, doing so would belie these truths and undermine this passionate stand I take for each one of us.

We also live in a world that uses money to facilitate a great deal of exchange that I myself want to participate in. When I check in with my body at this time in my life, it doesn’t feel good to imagine receiving only in-kind exchange for my offerings (except one-time events with tuition request under $50).  So, please be prepared to offer some dollars as part of your Mutual Support Proposal.


For a list of my professional equitable exchange (in-kind) needs, click here.


My personal equitable exchange (in-kind) needs CAN include:

  • *Storage space (12×12)
  • *Moving help (sometime between about June 15 and July 8)
  • *Bike and kayak racks for my 2004 Pontiac Vibe (I already have a basic roof rack)
  • *60-90 minute deep tissue massage or body work ($60/hour)
  • *Alexander Technique sessions ($60/hour)
  • *Nutritional medicine consulting
  • *Use of vacation property on the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood (or any other snowy mountains), San Juan Islands, or in a warm, sunny, beach location (Southern California, Baja, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, New Zealand etc.)  I’d also love to return to Ireland, and to visit Italy for the first time!
  • *Movie gift cards/discounts
  • Everett House or Common Ground hot tub soaking gift certificates (30 minute soaks)
  • Car wash & detailing ($60 value)
  • Tailor/seamstress services, including making clothes as well as minor and major alterations (value to be negotiated)
  • Yoga and/or Pilates classes
  • Other insight/personal growth resources (yes, I’m on my own ever-expanding journey, just like you)
  • Free or discounted airfare
  • Please feel free to suggest your own!  It may not be a “fit” for me, but I’d love to hear your offer

Please do understand that I don’t always need every item on this list, and that someone else’s equitable exchange may have already met a particular need for me, at the present time. Be sure to include all the items on this list that could work for you as well as your own additions, and of course feel free to let me know which ones you prefer!

My needs also do change over time, feel free to check back to see if I can add something new!

* Indicates this item is always a favorite

(This list was last updated on February 26, 2018.)


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