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.

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

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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. …

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.” …

My Life As Compost

How did I begin thinking about my life as compost? Well, I had a lot of garbage in my life: betrayals, incest, losses, adversities, failures, and set-backs. What do you do with all that? I was one of the lucky ones who found story. I was offered chances by people who knew the secret of …

Women Of A Certain Age. Really???

Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds, your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” [Satchel Paige] What does matter is all this chatter about “women of …

60 Seconds Lighthouses Don’t Chase Boats

Lighthouses don’t chase boats; why do you chase clients? Is there a better way? Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds, your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. I volunteer as a docent at Admiralty Head Lighthouse. Back in the days …

The World Needs Leaders Now – Who’s In?

Our leaders have failed from a lack of imagination and will. Margaret Wheatley, American writer challenges us: Now it’s up to us as local leaders to do what we can – with what we have – where we are. Who’s in? [https://stories-from-women-who-walk.simplecast.com/episodes/the-world-needs-leaders-now-whos-in-B7bjpN3D] Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who …

60 Seconds Work As If You Are A Better Nation

Do you think it was easier when folks were able to make their mark in the early days of a nation? You yourself might be making a better nation today. Find your place. Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds, your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and …

Some Will. Some Won’t. Who’s Next?

I’ve hit The Dip. That place in most creative endeavors when you look around and wonder when is what I do going to get some real traction? Does anybody care? Does this matter? What’s my purpose? Ironically, The Dip is a precious time. It’s when you get to dig deep and consider what do you …