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Mary Gauthier: “Mercy Now”

“Every single one of us could use some mercy now.” Enjoy the beautiful lyrics of Mary Gauthier’s “Mercy Now”, invoking forgiveness, compassion, grace, and hope for each other … and for ourselves. My friend, Dave Roelant, brings this song into men’s prisons with the transformational work of the Mankind Project. (See recent interview with Dave …Read More

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Wanting Memories

I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes. — Ysaye Barnwell, Wanting Memories These haunting lyrics were written by Ysaye Barnwell and originally recorded by the African-American all-women a capella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock. Since then, many groups have recorded the song, including …Read More

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Willy Claflin: Laugh with Maynard Moose

“Beware Beware the Bully Goat Grim” There is healing in laughter, especially the belly-rolling, milk-snorting, can’t-breath laughter. Watch the video below. Perhaps you have heard the story of the Billy Goat Grim, but this is a fractured version of the story, The Bully Goat Grim. The talented Willy Claflin performs with his “malaprop” puppet Maynard …Read More

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Millennials: Helping the next generation succeed

Are you a Millennial? Do you interact with the Millennial generation? Watch the Simon Sinek interview below to learn how to this generation can succeed. Millennials, also known as Generation Y or the Net Generation, were born between approximately 1982 to 2004. Every generation faces its own unique challenges. This generation has grown up with the …Read More

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The four universal healing salves

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we …Read More

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Dr. Joel Ying on TV! Interview on Storytelling

Behind the Headlines: Storytelling Storytelling Performance gets more mainstream. Check out my interview by Amy Oshier on Behind the Headlines: Naples Daily News – part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Originally aired at 10 a.m. Sunday on ABC-7. (The show starts after the commercial on the video link below or go directly to the Naples …Read More

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Kevin Kling: Lost and Found

“Now when you’re born into loss, you grow from it. But when you experience loss later in life, you grow toward it.” Kevin Kling is a well-known, infectiously funny, and deeply touching storyteller, poet, and playwright. He has the distinction of having being born with a disability and also acquiring one later in life. He …Read More

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The Power of Song – “This Little Light of Mine”

“Sound is a way to extend the territory you can affect, so people can walk into you way before they can get close to your body. And certainly the communal singing that people do together is a way of announcing that we’re here, that this is real. And so anybody who comes into that space, …Read More