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The Story I Tell Myself: The Secret to Personal Mythology

There's a part of me that is in charge of my story.  My Story, if you know what I mean. The story that already knows how it's going to turn out.  It's the Devil I know. But Hey, at least I know it realllly well. For example a part…
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An Elder Crossing Over

Hank "Grandfather Great Blue Heron" Wolcott is crossing over into the spirit world. He served many years as an Elder at Art of Mentorings, local nature programs and traveled to distant to communities.  In his 80's he continued to travel…
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What's the most effective way to create change in a ...community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood...

Cultural Mentoring is not the first thing to roll out of someone's mouth when asked the question: What's the most effective way to create change in a ...community, school, church, institution, business, neighborhood... There is a powerful…
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Maple Syrup: Making Sweet Connections

It's that time of year again.  The breeze is moist, the cardinals singing, and the snow is like mash potatoes.  I love the seasonal ritual.  It's a real rut-breaker.  It's not based on the clock or date on my calender.  To catch the…
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3 High Leverage Strategies for Increasing Resilience

  I've been looking into how being connected to nature increases resilience. And by resilience I mean: re·sil·ience (n.) 1. The ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy I think it's pretty…
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Sukkot on the Farm

I had a chance to be part of a creative return to earth based wisdom in Judaism last week. Wilderness Torah, who's mission is to Awaken and celebrate the earth-based traditions of Judaism to nourish the connections between self, community,…
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Wild Intelligence, Athens Georgia

here is a talk I gave last night in Athens Georgia. My good friend and adopted younger brother, Evan McGown has begun a Nature Community project called Institute for Wild Intelligence. This talk has a strong theme of what does it take to have…

The White Horse Bridge from UK to Canada AoM

Writing our own songs from the land, this is the high bar. This song was written in the UK during the first UK Art of Mentoring, July 2010 and performed by the first Ontario Art of Mentoring, August 2010. White Horse Bridge This is…