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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Whose stories am I carrying? about stories inner work learning edge Jul 27, 2021

Yesterday was the fourth Monday of the month and that means I took my regular seat by fire (on Zoom of course) in The Story Café. We open the doors, see who from THE STORY DOJO will arrive and settle in to share how our theme of the month is stirring in us. It's like a regular...

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A life of stories turns into a movement about stories makingadifference story activism the story dojo Jul 08, 2021
Can you feel it in the air and on the airwaves? People want to get out of the office, away from the desk and around others. Restlessness is rife. And that means one thing..... THERE WILL BE STORIES. Are you ready?
 
Stories help us build the bridge between each other -- and between...
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The power of archetypes about stories collective wisdom inner work leadership May 12, 2021

Yesterday in THE STORY DOJO Frédérique te Dorsthorst introduced us to the power of archetypes. She reminded us that archetypes are part of our evolutionary past and we communicate with and through them every time we tell a story. The more you know about how they work, the more...

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Imagining 2019 about stories crafting stories inner work learning edge life stories practice reflection storymaking transformation Jan 05, 2019

This is traditionally the time of year when people take a pause to reflect, reset and renew. It is a time for new year’s resolutions, a time when hope springs eternal about the potential and possibility of the new.  

And small wonder. In the Northern Hemisphere, December equinox marks...

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Surfing the 3 Waves of Story (Part 3) about stories crafting stories hosting story as the map storymaking transformation Jan 02, 2019

Here is Part 3 of my new book chapter on the six perspectives and three waves of story.  Find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.

Story as a Resonance Tuner & as the Art of Practicing Humanity

In these days of social media likes, fake news and alternative facts, it’s easy to see...

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Surfing the 3 Waves of Story (Part 2) about stories crafting stories Dec 26, 2018

Story as a Learning Practice & Process Partner

The human mind is organised around stories.  We capture our experiences and make sense of the world through the stories that form our lens on reality.  Since our knowledge is captured in story form, it makes sense to use stories as one...

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Unpacking the privilege of the dominant narrative about stories stories from the journey story activist storymaking Jun 14, 2018

It was really only about three weeks ago that I finally learned how to spell the word privilege.  It may take me much, much longer to really unpack the privilege I have.  And it wasn't that I was unaware that I had any, but that my life and work are bringing me new ways to shine a light...

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Find the WHY behind your story about stories leadership storymaking Jan 10, 2018

I haven't seen The Greatest Showman yet, but I'm predisposed to like movie musicals -- I got it from my mother. I'm also the person who loves stories -- the behind-the-scenes-what-really-happened-and-how-it-was -- kind of stories. That's why I love this one.

Seems it has taken Hugh Jackman eight...

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Happy New Year -- what's the new story of you? about stories crafting stories inner work story as the map Jan 03, 2018

So many of us believe new year seems to call for a new start.  Maybe we've done the review and reflection on the year gone by. We've sifted, and sorted and clarified.  We wrote a list of all the things we no longer want and one with all our intentions. We want to start fresh....

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