Re-gifting is the practice of rewrapping something you received but can’t or won’t use, and giving it to someone else.

In my coaching practice I often meet people who have special talents or gifts that are not being used.

They may have fallen into a job or career that is practical, but that leaves other talents unexpressed.  Or they have been a wonderful parent, but the children leave home, and their nurturing, creative and empathic skills no longer find a full expression in their life.

This is when it’s time to re-gift and re-package talents for use elsewhere.

If you have something left unexpressed in your life, rest assured someone or something in the world needs it.  No talent or experience is given to you without a use.  Your yearning to give has a matching yearning to receive.

You don’t have to express this through your paying job.  It can be through volunteering, going back to school, creating art.

It doesn’t have to be practical or limited.  Giving pleasure to yourself or someone else is included when you re-gift your talents.

What you do with what you’ve been given is your gift back to the world.

Re-gift your talents, re-gift your purpose, re-gift your life.

As the great dancer/choreographer Martha Graham said,

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”

May we pursue our paths, re-gifting our talents again and again,

Best wishes,


P.S.  I have written the words and lyrics for a musical based on the true story of two female pirates who served on the same ship.  For the last year I’ve worked with a composer to create music.  He’s finished 7 songs (out of about 25!) For those of you in the Twin Cities area who may be interested, there will be a partial reading/singing of those 7 songs and scenes with professional actor-singers on:

Monday, February 1st at 7:30 pm at:

Nautilus Music-Theater

308 Prince St, #190

St Paul, MN 55101


Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:30 pm at:

Sateren Auditorium

Augsburg College

2211 Riverside Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55454

It’s $5 for tickets, payable at the door and you get free milk and cookies 🙂

If you’re interested, please come and bring your friends.

(This project is part of my re-gifting plan 🙂