Bibliotherapy Series: Women, Part 1

June 24th, 2017 | 2 comments

(This bibliotherapy bundle contains books addressing what it means to be female. I wasn’t sure if I should call it “feminine” or “feminist” because neither term is inclusive or unproblematic. In the end, I simply named this collection “Women, Part 1” — because there’s more to come.) Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes   What’s it…

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The Power of Mini Experiments

May 18th, 2017 | 2 comments

  To celebrate my son’s 6th birthday party I ran a series of old school games to fill in the time before birthday cake. We gathered up the mob of (mostly) boys and a few girls, took them to the park over the road, put them into teams and started barking the rules at them. Somewhere in the middle of…

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Bibliotherapy Series: Love – Part 1

February 14th, 2017 | 2 comments

As you may know, I believe stories are a form of medicine. So think of the Bibliotherapy Series as book-bundles of love to nourish your mind and soul.    Since it’s Valentine’s Day – the first installment is LOVE – Part One. Enjoy!   How to Love, Thich Nhat Hanh     What’s it about? Nourishing relationships through mindfulness and…

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How I Came to Think of Story as Medicine

November 4th, 2016 | no comments

Recently I was interviewed about story medicine — a way of engaging with stories that generates wonder, wisdom and compassion. It inspired me to share the three major turning points, or moments of reorientation, that brought me to understand Story as Medicine. Three is a special number in fairy tales and magic generally. I’m sure I could share many, many…

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