Special Talents! Special Audiences! Special Money!

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING ©Joseph Andrecjahk Galata There is a saying in the professional marketing arena – “Anytime that you can easily and inexpensively distribute your product that the public wants, then you have a chance for success. ”Both novice and experienced storytellers can more readily than not – either in …

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Melisande’s Lipstick

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Loren Niemi After she had the last top tooth pulled… (For reasons not worth going into) She said she was excited to get dentures Not for the eating but for the lipstick They could again be framed by. Forget the possibility of a red smear on …

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StoriesWork And Unique Storytelling

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Lenora Ucko, PhD A Storytelling Organization StoriesWork, a Durham, North Carolina non-profit founded by Lenora Ucko in the year 2000, developed a program for group discussion of folk stories to encourage insight and provide tools for coping with life’s challenges. How do we do this? We use the magic and …

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To The New Caregiver

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Mike Seliger This poem evolved from a lengthy correspondence between Mike Seliger and Phyllis Blackstone. Phyllis was frustrated by the mechanically proficient but personally distant performance of tasks by care-persons at a nursing home where one of her loved ones was in residence. She initially wanted to send an angry, …

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Facing My Fish

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING ©Lani Peterson “There’s no way you’re gonna make me do this thing. No way.” I looked out across the seated group of eight adolescent girls. Their high school guidance counselor had referred them to this after school “Finding Your Voice” storytelling workshop. Most of the girls were …

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No Excuse

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Olga Loya A long time ago, I was in a difficult relationship. I didn’t realize how hard it was at the time. He was very smart. He never hit me or my daughters because he knew that would be the end of us. Oh, he broke …

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The Sky Almost Danced

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Mike Seliger The Sky almost Danced tonight. Maybe it was just Clouds, Gliding along on the wind Illuminated lightly by a hidden Moon. Maybe if I’d never seen them, The Northern Lights caressing the Sky, And never felt the Infectious Joy Of Dancing beneath their Dancing …

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Turning Adversity Into Opportunity Through Story

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING ©Eva Grayzel The spotlight is on the speaker. The audience is observing their outward appearance, gait, where they stand (behind the podium or in front of it). On some level, judgments are being made before the speaker even opens their mouth. I can guess what people think …

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