Florida Storytelling Festival: “The Teacher”

“Perhaps
we should love ourselves
so fiercely
that when others see us
they know exactly
how it should be done.”

—   Rudy Francisco

There are special people in the world who teach us what love is. One of those people came into my life in middle school as a very special teacher and mentor. Mrs. Chennault taught me how love can transform a life. Her gift to me, I now pass on with the quote above … and in a story.

I was honored to be chosen as a guest teller to share this story at the Florida Storytelling Festival on April 2nd, 2017. The final Sunday morning  of the Festival is called “Stories from the Heart.” I was the third of the guest tellers, followed by the featured tellers of the festival. It was a gift to share the stage with such amazing tellers and heart-warming beautiful stories.

Dr. Joel Ying performing the story, “The Teacher”


Dr. Joel Ying, MD

Physician, Educator, Storyteller. He hosts this website for "Living the Present Moment" as a conscious journey of Body, Mind & Spirit. Holistic and integrative, his practice includes Tai Chi and Yoga, Craniosacral Therapy, Healing From the Core, Meditation. Always exploring his edges, he shares them in the blog, newsletter, courses, and online study group.

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