Thank you for Asking!

This is not a new survey. It’s been 3 1/2 years since I completed a survey of Unificationist Sunday Services as they are experienced by various members around the world. It was my first research project. I was inspired by the qualitative research of Brene Brown (The Power of Vulnerability), and dealing with a lagging interest in attending a service 90 minutes from home. I was also frustrated that my experience and that of my husband wasn’t part of the conversation. I wanted to find out what others had to say.

Engrossed thoroughly as I was in reading the responses as they came in, the work pulled me through a tough winter in Belgium, and helped me tap into a passion I’ve had all my life: giving voice to the silent or the unheard.  Grassroots stories from the field always catch my interest. All told, I logged in over 600 hours, spanning a period of 3 months. The people who responded had something to say and were glad to be asked.

The finished survey was sent out to everyone who had participated, and then published on the Applied Unificationism blog, but that was as far as it went. This week, I went back for the first time, and realized it might be time to make the website public. For anyone out there who’s interested or involved in similar research,  I hope it is edifying and finds fertile soil in your garden as well.

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Some of My Favorite Things

Looking through my photos for reminders of things I love…

Playing my guitar

Playing my guitar

Taking pictures

Taking pictures

Writing about what's on my heart and mind

Writing about what’s on my heart and mind

Wide-open spaces

Wide-open spaces

sunsets over water

sunsets over water

Cleaning and organizing

Cleaning and organizing

Creating Beauty

Creating Beauty

Putting myself into paintings

Putting myself into paintings

Tea Talks

Tea Talks

Fashion Modeling

Fashion Modeling

Saving Flowers

Saving Flowers

My inner goddess :)

My inner goddess 🙂

Sunsets on the beach

Sunsets on the beach

Window Flowers

Window Flowers

Wheels and Flat Ground

Wheels and Flat Ground

Amazing Trees

Amazing Trees

Sharing the classroom with my students

Sharing the classroom with my students

Thrift Store Finds

Thrift Store Finds

Encouraging young artists

Encouraging young artists

Street Meets :)

Street Meets 🙂

Elegance, at any age

Elegance, at any age

Kookmin University

Kookmin University

All things Pucci

All things Pucci

Wearing ORANGE

Wearing ORANGE


Secret Gardens

Secret Gardens


Time Out

Time Out