Getting clear on your significant stories about stories crafting stories life stories story as a map Jul 26, 2022

Have you ever stepped inside an elevator with others from a group or conference and found you needed to introduce yourself? What about that moment as your speech begins and the person introducing you has read out your professional bio, but you want to make a real connection to the audience?

We're...

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Why Spring could be your perfect story season life stories makingadifference reflection story as a map Apr 17, 2022

Last night while celebrating Passover at a Seder dinner with friends, one of them told me Spring is his favourite season. Is it any wonder so many of the major religions take this time for celebration and remembrance?

What once appeared cut down and dead is now blossoming with new life....

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Harnessing the power of listening for collective intelligence collective story harvest collective wisdom life stories Apr 08, 2022

How often have you heard people bemoan the obvious potential that lies within a person, group or system that seems stagnant or stuck? Often those with the most potential find it easy to coach and support others, but seem blind to their own gifts and talents.

Yikes! That statement feels too close...

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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 05, 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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ATTENTION! Holiday time = practice time! about stories crafting stories learning edge life stories makes me think practice Nov 24, 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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Mothers tell stories that change the world leadership life stories makes me think makingadifference May 09, 2021
Today I’m celebrating my Mom, Alice, and the only mother left in our immediate circle, my sister Sarah. It has been a challenging time for mothers over the past year, as they work even harder to juggle family, work, relationships and community responsibilities as well as keeping the home...
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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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