The Spirit of Story -- How the past fuels the future: Day 4 of 65 ALIVE! 65 alive about stories life stories makes me think Feb 04, 2022
The Spirit of Story: How the past fuels the future This was our theme for Day 4 of 65 ALIVE!
Here's what our participant circle said:
  • The spirit of story is change, emotional connection, the arc of meaning, and resonance
  • Sharing our stories to promote connection and touch our hearts
  • ...
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Letting the Wolf In: Day 3 of 65 ALIVE! 65 alive about stories future story Feb 03, 2022

Beautiful, tragic, tender, terrifying, traumatising -- stories are all of these things. So how do we deal with difficult stories? 

On Day 3 of 65 ALIVE! Elizabeth Ellis and Loren Niemi called on us to step into the discomfort and let the wolf in. They describe difficult stories as...
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What is work now? Day 2 of 65 ALIVE! 65 alive about stories future story leadership Feb 02, 2022
WHAT IS WORK NOW? Here's the visual harvest from Day 2 of 65 ALIVE!
 
In starting their conversation by asking each other potent questions, Samantha Slade and Ed Hoffman reminded us that the capacity to live in questions is a key leadership attribute.
 
LEADERSHIP IS CHANGING
Ed...
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Women & Men & Power: Day 1 65 ALIVE! 65 alive about stories future story Feb 01, 2022
65 ALIVE! kicked off on Tuesday with a bang!
 
We had a fascinating conversation around Women & Men and Power with Annette Simmons contributing her sizeable experience and dedicated research into how men and women story around power differently.
 
She pointed out that competitive...
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2022? The story is up to YOU! about stories future story makes me think storymaking Jan 04, 2022

Happy New Year! We survived 2021 -- and we're about to enter the year of the tiger.

If there's one thing I know about cats, it is that they decide how they are going to meet life. They know how to be totally alert. They know when to totally relax. They are tenacious hunters. They know how to mark...

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What story am I telling myself & where does it go from here? Dec 25, 2021

Check my interview with poet and storyteller James Navé on his show Twice 5 Miles Radio. We talk about all things story, beginning with how to engage your own story and then moving into how story works in the world.. Click here.

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Giving gifts the giver too learning edge story as a map Dec 15, 2021

I belong to a digital neighbour network. I see the posts about lost animals, "porch pirates" and road closures. Today I read a post from a brave and anxious woman. Her husband has been sick most of the year. They have dwindling resources. And four kids under 10.

I can feel the desperate edge to...

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Happy Birthday 365 ALIVE! 365 alive! Dec 08, 2021

One year ago today this child of my mind and heart "365 ALIVE! Find your voice. Claim your story. Live your brilliant life." set off into the world.

Like any parent I want my offspring to have a long and successful life, but more than anything I hope for its gifts to serve. When people ask me who...

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A new story around Giving Tuesday makes me think storymaking Nov 30, 2021

GIVING TUESDAY arose in the US as a counterpoint to CYBER MONDAY, which itself comes after BLACK FRIDAY, intriguingly the day after Thanksgiving. Five days of (over)consumption, followed by one day which brings us back to the original spirit of the holiday.

While days of thanks giving have been...

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ATTENTION! Holiday time = practice time! about stories crafting stories learning edge life stories makes me think practice Nov 23, 2021

 I remember laughing out loud at hearing Pema Chödrön once say: "If you think you're enlightened, go home to your family."

 She has a good point.

 If you think you're a good leader / facilitator / conflict resolution coach / mediation specialist / meditator / process...

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Why understanding your WEIRD is vital to being a changemaker about stories art of hosting learning edge story as process partner Sep 11, 2021

I met some weirdness on a walk in a State Park yesterday. This video introduces you to my new weird friend and it is intended to help you open your mind to the idea of weirdness. An open mind is the prerequisite to accepting weirdness, and especially your own. You may never know what gift you are...

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Dealing with the data deluge about stories making meaning storycrafing Aug 31, 2021

The dynamic duo -- stories and visuals. Who knows which one came first, but it is certain we use visuals to tell a story and stories to help us survive and thrive.

This particular visual makes a graphically strong point about the power of stories to help us understand the data deluge. What is...

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