Thursday, July 31, 2014

New blog

Strangers created a website for me to blog. A graphic designer, IT web developer, and even a webhost company -- offered to create the  You can now follow my latest posts there. Everything I write there is open-source and for the commons, there is no copyright - it's free for anyone to use and share. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A TV station called

They want to do a story on the gift economy in Vancouver on July 28th. They like that a total stranger gave me their home, and how fast this movement has spread. 

Ian Mckenzie, the award winning filmmaker, will be one of our guests, all the way from Victoria. It'll be nice to meet and make new friends. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

We went viral: "Man's tumour shrinks when he alters environment, shuns cancer treatments in favor of acts of kindness

I woke up the other day with a friend telling me she read about me on natural news, the internet's most-trafficked natural health news website to their 1.2 million subscribers. The founder, Mike Adams, posted it on his Twitter.

I wasn't aware of it. No journalist contacted me. I guess they simply found my story, read my blog, and ran with it.

Thank you Natural News!

"(NaturalNews) While most people are focused on paying their own bills, sorting through their own finances and seeking to generate more income, unemployed Brice Royer has made it his mission to pay others' rent. Such generosity is just one example of the many ways he helps others. Of course, the burning question exists: Why does he do it?
Learn more:

We were also on Good News Network the other day, forgot to post that. Too many news stories to post!

It has been less than 2 months, and we now have local "Gift economy groups" in over 8 cities. Three new groups started within a few days!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My dentist is reducing her fees as a gift

"I got your email but I don't understand, so I was going to call you."  said my holistic dentist's office Megan and Dr. Anderson in North Vancouver. "Let me get this clear. You want to pay other people's dental amalgam removal?"

"Yes." I explained. "It's a poison, and we should get it out. The cost is a barrier for most people, but if they start with that first tooth, it will get the ball rolling."

"That is so very generous of you, Brice... Since you are doing this, we're going to reduce our fees." she said.

She kindly offered the following to anyone I refer to for amalgam removal.

"Normally, we charge $83.60 for the consultation, but we'll give them our reduced fee of 45$." she offered. In addition, she will waive the price of the oxygen during the safe removal -- it'll be free.

As I previously offered, I will contribute $200 out of my own pocket to those I have already committed to so the the consult will cost you $0. 

The next local person in line is "CL." who sent me an email. You know who you are, I'll get in touch with you.

Disclosure: I get nothing ($0) from my dentist by referring others to her except:

1) A happy feeling which will result in healing my cancer.

2) I won't feel like a hypocrite anymore. I believe in "Love your neighbour as yourself" but I never did it. I don't trade, buy or sell with family or friends. If I need anything, my mom and dad gives it to me. If my friends need something, I give it to them. No trade, barter, or exchange. Why treat my neighbour and strangers differently? 

3) I'll remove the cause of disease. Not the mercury, but the reason why the mercury is in your teeth, air, and ocean in the first place. When I remove trade transactions and give you a gift, we are no longer strangers. We are friends. We treat family and friends differently than strangers and clients. We care more. When I give and receive, instead of buying and selling, I am eliminating the harmful psychological side-effects that comes from trade such as separation. I'm also preventing wealth accumulation's side effects such as lack of empathy, greed, and unethical behaviour --  which leads to pollution, the marketing of unsafe or questionable products for economic gain (processed foods w/ preservatives), wealth inequality, deforestation, mineral depletion, drilling oil, etc., which we now know are risk factors leading to cancer and most of our global crises today. 

If we remove the causes of cancer, we won't need "cures".  

The cause of our global crises today is from our separation, the cure is our reconnection. 

(Feel free to share. It's public.)

(All my references for these claims are here: )
In particular: Berkeley wealth psychologists Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner. Paul K. Piff, 4086–4091, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1118373109

#gifteconomy #‎givewherewelive

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The stranger who offered me her home

A stranger heard I'm looking for housing and contacted me on Facebook: "Did you find a place to stay? I have a home near UBC. It's a 5 bedrooms." she wrote. 

"How did you hear about me?" I asked.

"On the gift economy group." she answered. "I would normally rent it out, but I'd like to gift it to you. " she said. "What is your name by the way?"

"My name is Brice." I answered.

This person doesn't know me. She has no idea I recently paid a stranger's rent for 1 year. She doesn't know I'm the founder of a non-profit organization, or an entrepreneur, or that I decided to stop buying or selling because I believe our economy is at the root cause of my cancer. All she knows is my health isn't in good condition and I am looking for hospitality.

She genuinely wanted to help me and expected nothing in return.

"Thank you so much Jane. The home may or may not be the right fit," I said, thinking of my many chemical and electromagnetic sensitivities. "but you really touched my heart with your generosity."

Jane Courtney is a registered nurse and alternative healer.

I noticed she charges $100/hr for an individual healing session. But she posted her services on the gift economy group: "Message me if you would like to come and learn release stress from your day." she wrote.

I looked at the price:


She is gifting her services to 3 people tomorrow. If you're a small business owner, you know it takes a great leap of faith to offer your services as a gift.

Don't take my words for it. Check her post in our group:

What an incredible person with an amazing heart.

(Feel free to share. It's public. #gifteconomy )