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Cary Umhau’s Interview BBC World Service Radio "Cary Umhau’s Interview"


The Huffington Post on SPACIOUS

Cary Umhau has known first-hand what it feels like to be limited by city life and its constraints.

“I long wondered if I’d ever escape the little box I’d crawled into to make sense of life and to protect myself from challenges to a narrowly constructed worldview,” she said on her website, adding that she often felt like she was living in a “straitjacket.”

There was, she believed, something “more” to life that she and her community were missing.

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The Washington Post on SPACIOUS


Washington, loosen your tie. Someday soon, there may be a conga line dancing down K Street during your lunch hour. In an attempt to restore some of the whimsy of childhood to a workaholic city, a group of Washingtonians wants to bring “adult recess and play” to the capital’s corridors of power.

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The group hopes to trick out decommissioned ice cream trucks and deploy them to cruise the city offering services such as on-the-spot hairdressing, chefs serving up cookies and milk or “recess teams” that will bring line-dancing flash mobs to downtown sidewalks. They’d be called Spacious mobiles, and you’d able to follow their routes on Twitter.

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Thoughts from SPACIOUS People


I really like SPACIOUS because its ideas make life more meaningful and worth living. Thank you for sharing the Spacious Spirit with me through your emails.

Rachel D’silva, Mumbai, India


Dom and Crystal

SPACIOUS makes us feel that we’re part of a community. It’s a fun way to meet new people who love exploring and pushing their own boundaries. We haven’t been to a SPACIOUS event yet that wasn’t interesting, thought-provoking, and eye-opening.

Dominic and Crystal R., Kigali, Rwanda



We all inherently know that there are no strangers, just potential friends, yet we surprise ourselves when we find a new friend in a recent stranger. What a delightful surprise it was to meet these two befriended strangers whose work, inspiration, goals speak louder than words. Cary and Joey are the ultimate Spacious people and I am grateful for welcoming me into their endeavor which brings hope to the overstressed, underfriended Washingtonians and beyond!

Mitko Gerensky, Arlington, Virginia



What I love about your activities is that they reach for the underpinnings of being the most holy humans, they acquaint participants with the highest self, rather than the lowest common denominator and strive to make ordinary the use of that highest self. Your activities seek to normalize access to a much higher common denominator with sacred principles that all religions value as the goal…. For instance fun isn’t normally thought of as a sacred value, but many religious texts associate laughter and all the transformation and connection that come with it as sacred. SPACIOUS is returning the daily conversation to connection and non-judgment, which is a sacred practice, a ministry worthy of a lifetime of practice. The cornerstone of your effort seems to me to be about letting go of judgment and prejudice, moving beyond small into large and expansive living: it’s the LARGE LIFE.

Ruth P., Millers Creek, North Carolina



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