Did you see the frog? makes me think making meaning stories from the journey Jun 16, 2024

 Yesterday started out cool and rainy. I caught up with an old friend of mine in the University town of Erlangen, Germany, north of Munich. We had breakfast together in a delightful café with a fabulous menu. 

I’m the kind of person with a talking piece in every pocket, so...

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Are you "vulnerageous"? art of hosting leadership making meaning makingadifference stories from the journey transformation Apr 26, 2024

I've just returned to Ohio from Guelph, a small city (sometimes called "The Royal City") just outside Toronto in Canada. If you've never heard of it, you're not alone, although that also means you don't know about "Guelphiness" or that it is both an agricultural and an innovation hub. 

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Can we really make peace together? art of hosting flow game learning edge makes me think makingadifference musing people in practice stories from the journey work of the heart Apr 24, 2024

They say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. I've also learned that if the inquiry is sincere, the opportunity arises...

Since the beginning of the year I have been journeying with the question: "What is life helping me see about my journey into eldership and...

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The Hebrew words for "reality" & "freedom" stories in a word Mar 31, 2024

Stories in a word...

There is a magic and mystery to language that comes along with someone who loves it. Ging Feya is such a person. For her, the Hebrew language is beautiful, awe inspiring and multi-layered. She loves both its logic and its mystery. Here she talks about two of her favourite...

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Love & Freeedom about stories crafting stories life stories stories from the journey story as a map Feb 17, 2024

When I was around 16 my mother asked me if I'd like to meet Rob. My mother was a Guidance Counselor at the High School and Rob was the son of her colleague.

Rob had just returned from being an exchange student in Japan. Now you need to know that in the 1970s there was no such thing as sushi...

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Why love is a journey crafting stories life stories stories from the journey story as a map Feb 17, 2024

I'd already been in New Zealand for more than 10 years when I complained to another storyteller friend about the incessant question: "Where are you from?"

I called it "my graciousness question." when I was feeling gracious I knew it was a question that helped people make connection, and...

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Today I want to tell you a love story... about stories crafting stories life stories stories from the journey story as a map Feb 14, 2024

But first, a small but potent memory...

I remember someone long ago who, after regarding me thoughtfully for some time, said: "If you were to have had the ordinary life, you would have had it by now!"

Still, it felt like it started ordinary enough. On this day -- February 14 -- we celebrated...

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Listening can be a compass listening story activist story as a map Feb 10, 2024

This past week, someone gave me the gift of their listening. My friend told me he was interested in my work and would listen to support me finding my next path forward.

To anchor our conversation, I dug out a map I'd made in 2022. I'd made it to get some clarity about what I believe are the...

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Have you ever suffered from expectations? flow game makes me think story as a map storymaking the story dojo Feb 03, 2024

Most of us have had to carry the expectations of others at some point during our lives. Perhaps it was the expectation of your parents for you to follow in their footsteps or take up a specific kind of work.

Maybe the teachers you experienced expected you to be an exceptional student like one of...

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WHAT is less than half the equation makes me think story activism Jan 31, 2024

The other day I was taking a walk around my neighbourhood listening to a podcast. Then the presenter said something that stopped me in my tracks for a moment.

What he said fundamentally changed the way I think about Story Activism. Here are the 10 practices

  • Practice 1: Be...
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Need some wisdom council on what really matters? collective wisdom flow game power of questions Jan 09, 2024

I've just had a five day journey with a group of 32 strangers. From the very first moment it was deep, tender, playful and very, very personal.

How did I do that?

The Flow Game offers a really playful way to work with serious questions. And who doesn't have a serious question about their life,...

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What's your question for 2024? flow game makes me think Jan 02, 2024

After nearly a month on the road I finally landed back home last week. I think by this time my body has stopped feeling like it is still in motion, but my inner world has yet to settle.

If you are like me you probably found 2023 quite a year. On one hand there were new adventures and interesting...

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