Gift Giving: Reframed (Episode 16)

For this holiday episode, Nat suggests that they reframe the notion of gifts. She offers up the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas’ notion of “gift” which focuses on how power is shared between the gift giver and the receiver. Bec processes this idea at a slow pace. She too wants to embrace the vulnerability that comes with giving and realizes she has to give up expectation, even of her family tree trimming moment.

They realize that the best moments can came when they are just receiving whatever is happening. Nat is officially a meditator.

Bec talks to business owner Maran Stern about how she reframes gifting through her kindness calendar.