Wendy Freeman: Dancing on the edge of the cliff.

Wendy Freeman thinks of her life as a “blank slate” — plans and dreams of former days are gone. Instead, she is “navigating the cliff-edge” of collapse awareness as part of the Deep Adaptation community, where she finds friends and helps other people.

Collapse may be a long, drawn-out condition of increasing hardship, Wendy says, but humans will find a reason to go on, even in the harshest of circumstances. Even in the face of death, fear, and uncertainty, we can still get out of bed, put our feet on the floor, and work to help other people.

Wendy has been volunteering for Deep Adaptation for two years. She has found friends who are “working from the same awareness,” and she has learned “mechanisms and processes to navigate along the cliff edge.” She doesn’t know what will happen tomorrow or next week — but she finds joy in the small things, and in being of service to others.


“Jem’s paper” that Wendy mentions is “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy,” which you can find here. Also, consider looking into the Deep Adaptation Facebook Group, here.

4 Replies to “Wendy Freeman: Dancing on the edge of the cliff.”

  1. Beautiful conversation – thank you! Wendy – such words of wisdom. David – I love the way you ask really direct, real questions. Big Love xx

  2. Thank you David and Wendy, what an interesting and honest conversation. Surely this is one of the joys we do have left, authentic and loving sharing …and yes, maybe this international sharing will not always be possible, but this is “ my coffee” that makes me get up in the morning.

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