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Inside A Person’s Heart: Finding Solace from Stories and Poems

DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Inside A Person’s Heart: Finding Solace from Stories and Poems © Merna Ann Hecht 2013 In each setting where I have worked with children and teens who have experienced profound loss, they have told me of the comfort they find in hearing each other’s stories; that they …

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The Most Beautiful Bird

RETOLD by LAURA SIMMS. ©Laura Simms 2012 Based on a Pygmy story from South Africa Please ask permission before telling this story. Contact: storymentor2010@gmail.com Long long ago the most beautiful bird in the world lived in a thick forest.   Everyone knew that the beautiful bird brought the rain.  When she spread her wings, rain fell.   …

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Island Afternoon

By Allison Cox, ©2014. I managed to escape work early enough that afternoon. I remember wanting to escape all the traffic and concrete of the city. I was lucky enough to drive right onto the ferry just before it left for my island. Once home, I lingered on the front deck of my house, soaking …

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What do the Military and Creative Aging have to do with each other?

by Mary K. Clark Did you know there is a National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military? You might find it interesting to peruse the site. While your there, take a peek at their Reports and Publications.  You can find the following under Quick Links (Reports): Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military …

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A resource to keep in mind: Storytelling — It’s News!

Have you checked out Storytelling — It’s News!? Lucky we are that storyteller, Kate Dudding and cohorts, add to this collection throughout the year. As they share, “From classrooms to boardrooms to operating rooms, storytelling is being used as an effective communications tool around the world.” And, you might just find — the stepping stone …

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