'The world is wholly inside of me, and I am wholly outside of myself' - Merleu-Ponty
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Dear friends, This week, I have been exploring the metaphor of narrative as soil. This was prompted by an observation from Ella Saltmarshe, a writer and…
Dear friends, It is good to be back, after a longer-than-intended hiatus to cope with a heavy workload followed by a trip to the South African bush…
Dear friends, Recently I stumbled across this quotation from Ben Okri that I had written down some time ago: ‘Stories are the infinite seeds that we…
Dear friends, (Since tomorrow is a holiday, you’re receiving this a day early ;-) The most memorable stories from our own lives are often the stories of…
Dear friends, I am on hiatus this week, but if you are missing your fresh edition of Living Stories, fear not! I’ve pulled together the full archive…
Dear friends, ‘The circle of ecological compassion we feel is enlarged by direct experience of the living world, and shrunken by its lack.’ These words…
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Dear friends: This week, I have been holding in my heart all those people in the world who endure war and violence and who long for peace. Those of us…
Dear friends, Last time, I wrote about love as an action, not just a feeling. This week, I have been exploring storytelling as a practice of stretching…
Dear friends, In these next few entries, I dip into the realm of personal stories, exploring a question posed by one of my storytelling teachers, Sue…
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Dear friends, Last time, if you missed it, I explored the world of music through ancient myths, soundscape ecology and spell songs. Now, I want to dive…
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Dear friends: Happy New Year to you! I am writing this entry, sitting on the grass at the magnificent Kirstenbosch national botanical gardens in Cape…
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