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|From The Editor Mar/Apr - Page 2|
As budgetary belt-tightening becomes the order of the day, April Benson reminds us that, at its core, the experience of shopping is anything but frivolous. "Shopping isn't about buying, it's about being," Benson argues. "It's a conscious act, an essential process of search, an experience of learning and living we engage in all the time."
In "Recession-Proof Your Practice," Lynn Grodzki argues that bad times can mean good opportunities for building up our practices and helping us rediscover our own resilience, creativity, and leadership—if we're willing to actively rethink the way we work. Casey Truffo goes even further in "Pink-Spoon Marketing," boldly suggesting that therapists must look for ways of working beyond the classic private-practice model. "We need to think more broadly about what we can offer the world and how to communicate to as many people as possible," Truffo writes. We need to devise a model that supports us when the economy is booming and doesn't desert us when the economy is tanking." Amen to that!
It's a different world out there than it was even a few months ago—and often a scary one. But no matter what happens, people will always need and seek out wise, empathetic mind-and-spirit healers, particularly when life turns harsh. Our challenge will be to not only help our clients bring their energy, intelligence, and imaginations to the task of getting their boats back to shore, but marshalling those same qualities in navigating for ourselves through the rough seas ahead.
Each spring, our annual Symposium is the most immediate, face-to-face embodiment of the spirit of collective discovery and creativity that fuels the Networker. And no one has better exemplified that spirit than the musical maestro of the conference, Franko Richmond, who died this past January after a long, heroic battle with cancer.
For more than a decade, Franko, a superb, classically trained pianist, created the mood and musical signature that helped transform what might have been just a professional meeting into an uplifting experience of community. A generous friend to the Networker, an intensely committed teacher, and a joyous presence, he was a reminder to us all to keep our sense of artistry alive in whatever we do.