Gone Barefoot!

May 24, 2008 at 3:27 am 3 comments

So, as part of my Having Enough philosophy of life, I’ve made the commitment to only do work that fits my values. Fortunately, I have some of this work and I love it. Unfortunately (in some ways), I also end up turning down often more lucrative work from corporate clients or the like, as they don’t fit with my vision. And, well, you know, times are lean.

Oddly enough, because a salesperson I am not, I’ve found myself taking on a bit of a sales venture. This venture really does fit my values, though, and I hope it will supplement my writing/editing work with something I enjoy and can stand behind.

I’ve become a Stallholder (seller) of Barefoot Books for children! I fell in love with these books and this company, whose values include the following:

  • Honoring difference, diversity and dialogue
  • Remembering our connection with each other and with the Earth
  • Reaching for the stars and sharing what they say to us
  • Climbing trees, building forts, and swapping stories

The books are beautifully written and illustrated, honor the diversity of world cultures, and promote a socially-conscious, Earth-conscious next generation. As a writer, artist, and progressive (and Ms. Having Enough), I appreciate all of these qualities.

The company itself, started by two British moms, publishes on eco-friendly paper, uses fair labor practices, choose titles in keeping with their values, and started its Stallholder program in large part to allow moms to have a potential to earn a few bucks (with only a modest up-front investment) while being present for their children (and sharing amazing stories with them).

Please click here to check out the Barefoot Books catalog (and big spring sale!). If you go there through Having Enough (on this link or the icon on my sidebar), I will get credit as the Stallholder (yes, salesperson) for your purchases.

In keeping with my anti-“stuff” and pro-library values, I also want to suggest to you to check out Barefoot Books at your local library. If you or your children love any enough to want to own one, come back here and buy one through me. I thought long and hard before deciding to sell these books, to sell anything, but of all the things I’m learning I do not need to own, inspiring, enlightening and beautiful books are still something I have realized I truly do value having and giving.

What I love most about Barefoot Books is that I want almost every one for my own daughter — and that I really feel I don’t have to sell them. Their art and stories from around the world — and about the world — speak for themselves.

Thank you so much for your support!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shawn  |  May 27, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I have wanted to check these books out myself and now that YOU are saying they rock then, well, that’s enough for me. Awesome. And, quality books should not count as STUFF. If I don’t mind reading it over and over than it’s not junk; it’s art. That’s how I figure it anyhow. : )

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  • 2. Shawn  |  May 27, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Oh, wait … your link isn’t working to Barefoot Books. : )

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  • 3. Shawn  |  May 27, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    The link in the text is working; sidebar is not. Can you please email me a title or two best for the younger set — like mine??!!!

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