This is the secret interrogation record of 1 suspect. With 21 pieces of evidence. Accused of seriously stirring up the status quo. All compiled to 1 transformation story about the suspect’s attitudes, advice, and aspirations as a true leader by example.
The case of Bonnie Lorraine Smith
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Memo: person suspected of envisioning and promoting an economy that works in service of life, and working diligently to bring industrial activities closer to what makes people and ecosystems healthier . [cto]
Title: Writer, Speaker, Guide
Incident: Seri. Transf./ Lead. by Ex./ Dist. of StaQuo
Disposition: very active
File No: 21/2022/X/0043
Statement: Stop driving so close – better yet, stop driving and rewild this asphalt!
HOW TO READ THIS
This is the evidence table, the special commission of the SHIFT has gathered in this case. Here you can find all the circumstantial evidence that contributed to the conviction of the perpetrator.
In addition to extensive visual material, descriptions of the course of events, the case contains all the interrogation protocols.
Also listen to the original recording of the interrogation questions by a SHIFT special agent.
Are you the “here and now” or “dream about the future” kind of person?
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON
What is your FUC*?
*frequently uttered concern
I do not comprehend reality and so I misstep and add to the troubles.
FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN
THE INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER
Tobias Burkhardt is chair of the S.H.I.F.T Committee, lead investigator and executive director of the Shiftschool – all in one. Here you can find more useful pieces of information about his hustle and bustle.
Stop driving so close – better yet, stop driving and rewild this asphalt!
Decide if the following statements are a curse or a blessing, there is no maybe.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING!
What does your morning (routine) look like?
Take black t-shirt off eyes (key to total darkness sleep), greet Joni (cat) on bed and the huge maple (tree) outside bedroom window, pee, brush teeth, get coffee water boiling while feeding Joni and lining up day's minerals and supplements, hand-write morning pages (a mix of what I dreamt, whatever’s floating in my mind), pause to pour the coffee now that the water’s boiled, sit back down to writing while sipping coffee. Writing completed, poo, turn on phone (at kitchen counter, not bathroom!) and read messages from friends and family while still sipping coffee, peek at social feed, tee up workout playlist, do 20-40 minutes of core / strength / foam rolling / stretching then run (5 – 20km depending on the day) during which I half-write my next article in my head while checking in with Birds and River. Upon return, bathe, eat, and dive into the "work" although I consider all of what just came before "work" which must include play and life.
100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE
What’s your insider tip for the most underrated website?
DIGITAL DARK HORSE
Previous hair colors
(First thought: what's a hair salon?) Born and raised blond, turned mousy brown with age and indoor life, then Lisa dyed it carrot-red when I snowboarded in my late 20s, then Samsam henna’d it after I shaved my head after Bolsonaro was elected in 2018 – she said it would rinse out! – now it’s back to its natural mousey streaked with grey..
AT THE HAIR SALON
THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE
This law should exist:
In order to earn as much as one penny through the work of others‘ labour, you must demonstrate that you understand life’s principles and how to create the conditions that enable life to thrive.
ABOVE THE LAW
Complete the following sentences!
Perseverance is best when paired with discernment – keep going, but change direction when new information deems it wise.
Responsibility is best when focused on self not others.
Vulnerability is a strength when we keep ourselves safe while letting difference flow towards us.
Gratitude is important and worthy of exercising but it’s also okay to be pissed off when things really suck.
Curiosity is misrepresented as having killed the cat – this is a lie propagated by dogs and we can know this by the fact that cats run the world; stay curious.
THE MISSING PIECE
What’s something you have been doing wrong all your life until recently?
Eating. I completely spaced on how digestion actually functions, what the relationship between gut and soil health is, and how our intestines, immune system, hormones, and wider world are part of the same organism. Now I see how sugar, grains, and other modern agricultural production ruses have been in service of something other than my wellbeing – in stealthy and unhealthy ways I somehow thought I was wise to. No more.
NOTE TO SELF
How much would you pay yourself per hour?
Probably about three bags full of Karen Richens‘ world class Shetland fleece. (Then I'd take the rest of the day off to card and spin it.)
A REAL BARGAIN
Top 5 character features:
Independent, Plain, Creative, Adventurous, Curious
MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT
THIS CASE IS ONE OF S.H.I.F.T.’S MOST SERIOUS CASES
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What are three things you want to learn next?
1. How to better translate what the non-human world so wisely and patiently asks of us yet we seem to still not quite understand.
2. How to be so magnetically compelling to senior business leaders that they cannot resist taking to heart my translations of that wise and patient non human world.
3. How to truly accept my own mortality, frailty, imperfection, and delusion and still be fine with carrying on towards my purpose..
LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE
What’s the best question you have ever been asked?
Each day the River, Birds, Sidewalk, Cars, People, Sky, Trees, and Everyone Else ask me over and over: How might we live better in relation to one another today?
THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL
Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?
THE UNBUCKET LIST
Which film role would you like to play?
(kind of no one, but I'll stretch) Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
What is it like to be you?
WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR
How can you measure whether an idea is good or bad?
I am not sure I can, but if I could it would be by viewing an idea through the lens of, „Does this create the conditions for life to thrive?“ followed by, „Why do I think this?“
FOOLS AND TOOLS
Shifting from one reality to another, as the caterpillar to the butterfly, as the human who used to not know things and so didn’t act a certain way, who now does know things and changes how she acts, recognizing most transformation lies in the future but nonetheless can be sought in the present.
What question would you like to ask your fear?
How may I serve you today so that you can transform into joy tomorrow?