Caring + Economy?

Once Upon A Time On an iconically beautiful September evening at sunset, 19 people gathered in San Luis Obispo to explore the nature of caring and economics as outlined by Riane Eisler and the Center for Partnership Studies. The act of creating and bringing the event to life itself, inspired much caring and the infusion […]

Why Build A Caring Economy?

  What Is The Value Of Care? This is a powerful question raised by social scientist, attorney, and author, Riane Eisler who has dedicated decades of research, writing and advocacy to bringing fundamental change to our economic perspective. The insights that Riane shares in her TEDx Talk (embedded below) become obvious to us as soon as we hear […]

Woman of the Sea as a Mirror

Selkies are faeries of the sea and there are many different versions of their stories. They take the shape of a seal when they are in the water and when they come to land, they may shed their seal skins and take human form. If you come upon a Selkie in its human form, find its […]

Spock and the Dangers of Being Polite

There’s a quote from Spock in one of the original Star Trek episodes – Amok Time. “…after a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting.  It is not logical, but it is often true.” I learned a lot of important things from watching Star Trek, The […]

The Child of Salt

One of my favorite stories is a traditional tale published in Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart. It tells of a “child made all of salt who very much wanted to know where he had come from.” In the video below, I’ve reframed the story a bit.

Folklore As Dream Work

In a recent article on Forbes, Jordan Shapiro shared this quote by Marie-Louise von Franz. It echoes my experience of folktales throughout my career as a traditional storyteller. I first recognized the potency and power of these tales while reading Rumpelstiltskin to my daughter. The Story Wisdom, in these tales that have been distilled over […]