Where is the Love?

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist Ever since I started my Story-Power podcast, I’ve been trying to put my finger on the ultimate reason I love stories so much. I’ve talked with several guests about how we humansContinue reading “Where is the Love?”

The Effort of Control

“I can do nothing for you but work on myself … you can do nothing for me but work on yourself.” ~ Ram Dass “Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.” ~ Tao Te Ching Some years ago I learned a big lesson. The only thing I can control is myself. These pastContinue reading “The Effort of Control”

Why Stories Are So Important

I have always loved stories. Maybe because when I am reading, watching, listening to, or discussing them, I feel connected to others. Stories change me in subtle ways. I can experience different time periods, places, and states of being that would not be possible any other way and that has helped expand my life experiences.Continue reading “Why Stories Are So Important”

Taking A Break

Even though I have not had to teach this first eight weeks of the semester, I find that I’m quite busy with Story~Power duties and other creative tasks. Which has made me realize I need to set this blog aside for awhile to find some balance.  This is something that I don’t like to admit,Continue reading “Taking A Break”

Imposter Syndrome

“You’ll be amazed how much you have in common with Edith Wharton (who struggled to feel worthy of success), Louisa May Alcott (who badly needed money), Madeleine L’Engle (Who could have papered an entire house with her rejection letters), and other writers …” ~ Nava Atlas, The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life “IContinue reading “Imposter Syndrome”