Our recent cohort session was devoted to exploring how playfulness leads to creativity. 

Our presenter was Ann Shapiro, Executive Director of the Connecticut Storytelling 
Center at Connecticut College in New London, CT . www.connstorycenter.org 
Ann introduced us to t...

I enjoyed the continued emphasis our recent presenter Debra Pieri placed on creative license and personal mythology in relation to storytelling. As a writer and instructor of compositional English, this student knows the importance of avoiding plagiarism, crediting sou...

decorated with shards of past 

narratives smashed,

i assume a stance

of recognition.

nested within 



that bring

a clarity of union,

i stand braced in a space

between then and the possible.

where piano wire dizzying, 

sine wave resounding



“God who knows all things, I have no prayer book and I do not know any prayers by heart. But you know all the prayers. You are God. So this is what I am going to do. I am going to say the alphabet, and I will let you put the words together.”


“Wholeness for humans depends on their ability to own their own shadow.”
     ~ Carl Jung

I have always been serious minded and practical. People who know me might say I’m conservative, conventional or downright square. Growing up in Catholic school,...

The Heroine's Journey

 A few years back I attended a workshop by Maureen Murdock on the Heroine’s Journey.  (She has a book with the same name.)  This is her take:

--Shift from Feminine to Masculine
--The Road of Trials
--The Illusion of Success
--The Descent

October 23, 2017

The Secret for Living Disease and Stress Free

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder and CEO, International Institute of Holistic Medicine

Faculty, The Graduate Institute

In today’s society, it is normal for older citizens to shows signs of multiple chronic diseases a...

October 6, 2017

DR. ZACCIAH BLACKBURN, Ph.D., director of The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies, located in Ascutney, VT, and faculty member at

The Graduate Institute

Cultures the world over use sound to attune to, invoke and transform consciousness. It is...

September 21, 2017

When it comes to evaluating writing, how do we judge ourselves and others? 
Is good writing, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder? Or is there some universal standard that can be applied to all, experienced and beginning writers alike? 

Consider these words, penned...

August 29, 2017

As an Author, Storyteller and Graduate School Instructor in Oral Traditions, I am always searching for ways to illustrate how STORY can be used as a tool for shaping our personal and professional lives.

We live in a constellation of inter-related stories which affect us...