Light the Candle – It’s story time

Ladies, it's cold outside. But when we gather on a soft rug, with comfortable seats to rest our backs on, and strike the gong and light the candle, we relax and warm up. And then it's story time – your stories. My mind is full of stories this season. This winter Rob and I have seen lots of theater. On [...]

Light the Candle – It’s story time2020-01-22T12:45:14-05:00

Putney, Vermont

Dear Friends of Hidden Roots, I spent a lovely October weekend on a farm and in the woods in Putney Vermont, taking in circles while simultaneously being trained to facilitate circles, also called Council, by the New England Council Collective. https://www.necouncilcollective.org/ I was invigorated by the many ways circles can be held and how much fun they can be. I [...]

Putney, Vermont2019-11-22T14:48:09-05:00

Storytelling Is in the Air

Story Exchange Narrative 4 was founded by writers who believe that stories can unite us even when our nature, nurture, and experience are disparate. In a profound and simple technique called Story Exchange, you tell your story, and then someone else tells it, again, in the first person. Imagine teens from high-need communities exchanging stories with privileged teens from pricey [...]

Storytelling Is in the Air2019-06-17T22:48:53-04:00