The Rumpelstiltskin Effect

Once There Was… This is the book that opened the door to my storytelling journey for me. ¬†At the time, I was reading folktale picture books to my 4 yr old and enjoying her experience of them, as well as remembering my own childhood delight in them. The Grimm’s collection of tales had been a […]

The Handless Maiden As A Mirror

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collected many folktales in the early 1800’s. The Handless Maiden is one of the tales from their first volume entitled, Kinder- und Hausm√§rchen. (Children’s and Household Tales) This story of a young woman whose hands are cut off by her father as a result of his mistaken promise to a dark […]

A Fine Line Between Truth and Dogma

“One day Mara, the Buddhist god of ignorance and evil, was traveling through the villages of India with his attendants. He saw a man doing walking meditation whose face was lit up in wonder. The man had just discovered something on the ground in front of him. Mara’s attendants asked what that was and Mara […]

See The World As Yourself

  Mirror, Mirror People and experiences that come into our lives are expressions or reflections of what is already inside of us. A piece of our interior world come into 3 dimensional relief before our very eyes. It’s easy to think that they are there for some reason other than what their presence awakens within […]

The Birds & the Bees of Business Storytelling

There really is only one way to be successful in business. Be a flower. Think about how flowers tell their stories. They use color, aroma, shape, and texture to transmit the story of their particular species. Their customers drop in, enjoy their nectar of choice, and exchange a little pollen on the side. The pollination […]

You Are Story

From the moment you arrived, perhaps even before, people were creating a story about you. Some did this consciously. Others did it without thinking. However it was, you became a Story.