Communication

Manipulation, Story and the Truth – When do we go too far?

by Mary K. Clark A mystery unfolded for me just the other day. I found I was between stories and storytellers, between two fine people who shared very different truths with me about the same event. If only each could hear the other. But they haven’t and it isn’t my place to share. Before I …

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The Art of Conversation Revived

by Mary K. Clark. Imagine having a conversation without someone glancing down at their smartphone – repeatedly.  The ancient art of conversation was revived in lower Manhattan this week; people talking with people, sharing and telling stories, in real time – no filters or interruptions.  Bianca Bosker writes in New York Blackout Kills Phones, Revives …

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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

by Mary K.  Clark. We talk with our bodies don’t we?  Isn’t that what body language is all about?  A person’s body language helps convey their story to the listener.  It turns out that body language may also change how people see themselves – perhaps how storytellers see themselves. Amy Cuddy gives a fascinating TED …

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The Storytelling Project Model: A Theoretical Framework for Critical Examination of Racism Through the Arts

by Mary K. Clark. This essay, The Storytelling Project Model: A Theoretical Framework for Critical Examination of Racism Through the Arts  by Lee Anne Bell & Rosemarie A. Roberts describes . . . . . . the evolution of a theoretical model for teaching critically about racism and racial stories utilizing the arts. We reflect …

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The Timeslips Program: Story, Dementia and a Bit of Imagination

by Mary K. Clark.  The joy and importance of shared connection and communication are discussed in a recent NPR story entitled Alzheimer’s Patients Turn To Stories Instead of Memories by Joanne  Silberner.  She writes: On one recent day, 15 elderly people were forming a circle. The room is typical — linoleum floors, cellophane flowers on …

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