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November07

Sketchnoting as Visual Tone Poem

I just spent the week up at the Esalen Institute up in Big Sur, California. I was there for a workshop exploring relational constellations, a process I remember studying during my psychology days but never having any real experience with.   A person selects others to represent various roles and physically places them in standing
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October31

Saying “No” and Other Scary Things

You know what scares me?   Creepy clown dolls.   Between watching Poltergeist when I was in junior high, to reading Stephen King novels (It for the clown, The Tommyknockers for the creepy dolls), plus not to mention being surrounded by centuries worth of old dolls collected by generations of females in my family when
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October24

Mustering the Courage to Leap into the Unknown

I’ve been on the edge of a scaryexciting decision lately.   (Don’t worry: once I know for sure what’s going on, I’ll let you know!)   But it’s been leaving me in a space of simultaneous terror and excitement, as I vacillate between this opportunity being too good to be true and feeling like I’m
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October17

When it comes to your business, don’t be bacon.

Breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day. In my book, a finely-crafted breakfast is a thing of beauty.   Case in point: the gluten-free French toast from the Fig Tree Cafe in Hillcrest.     When I was diagnosed as being allergic to gluten, I thought my French toast days were over. (As far
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October10

Can Anyone Really Draw? An open letter to a graphic recorder friend

It’s been building for a while now: the whole question about “art” and “drawing” and graphic recording. Do you have to be a professional artist to do what we do? Don’t you have to draw amazing images to be effective at your craft? And let’s face it head-on: can ANYONE really draw?   This question
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