60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: This I Believe About Stories – Maybe You’d Like to Learn How

Episode Summary: What would you like to learn about the power of story? When you’re ready I can help.

Thoughts on Thursday: How Do Artists and Writers Engage Us to Advance Society?

Episode Summary: How can our stories prompted by our imagination, writing, art and very being in the world be a source of good?

60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Someone Stole My Trekking Poles!

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A Practice To Name, Claim, Tame Fear & Insecurity.

Why The Grass Is Always Greener Over There.

Wondering why the grass is always greener over there? I know. Who here has looked at the grass growing on the other side of the fence and seen that it’s greener? Everybody! Of course, the grass is always greener growing on the other side. But do you know how come? Because they fertilize it. What’s …

Depression And A Farting Camel

We deserve better than the dingiest room in the hotel of depression! “I know the voice of depression Still calls to you. I know those habits that can ruin your life Still send their invitations. But you are with the Friend now And look so much stronger. You can stay that way And even bloom!… …

Story Prompt Friday: You Are Astonishing Light. Tell That Story.

Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with several questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you’ll say, “Thanks for the memories.” Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī – Hafez was a 14th century Persian poet. …

There Is Always A Yellow Arrow, 1 Elegant Solution.

What can you do when you’re stuck? Open your eyes, look around, the yellow arrow is there. Walking the Camino de Santiago one comes to rely on hand-painted yellow arrows. Yellow like egg yolks. The universal Camino color. The arrow can be painted anywhere: on a rock, a fence post, a street sign, a stone …

Story Prompt Friday: Allies And Enemies In Your Life.

Why Were You Not Your True Vocation?

Vocation: your deep gladness meets world’s deep need. Are you there? What a long time it can take to find out who you’ve always been, that deep identity, that true self who came here with a true vocation. Frederick Buechner says of vocation: “It’s the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” …