In my book, giving used to mean some sort of financial contribution. What I’ve come to know is that for many people it’s not so much about the money; it’s about a sense of connection.


And actually, sometimes it might be time, attention, and energy that are short, rather than money.


Giving differently might be taking the time to call a loved one.

Or investing time for an almond-milk-matcha latte-catch up with a friend we haven’t seen in a while.

Perhaps it’s as simple as sending a study-buddy a message.


Whatever it is, giving differently requires intention. 1


I’d love to learn what a different kind of giving means for you?

Be fab to see you on this week’s #AliveWithFi keep sharing your sunshine ?


1 While not everyone can give financially, “ fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to give value in other ways.” For example, we can give just by sitting with and giving time to a friend who’s lonely or needs support. And if we’re wanting to make a difference, check out these non-monetary ways to give generously. “How Generous People Give More Than Money” K. Daum (2014)


Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.