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October03

What to do when you’re all wound up

I take yoga classes to help keep my body flexible and ready for my graphic facilitation work. (It’s a surprisingly-physical practice, graphic facilitation!) Taking care of one’s body is particularly important when you’re working with a disabled dominant arm (the result of a work injury years ago) and a problematic left low back and hip.   So
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September26

The Comparison Game and Graphic Facilitation

Have I mentioned how much I dislike hanging out on Facebook?   Not because of the people. No, many of my friends are there, and it’s a fantastically-easy way to stay in touch with them.   I hate (yes, hate) Facebook because of what it does to my self-esteem as a graphic facilitator.   Talk
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September19

An open letter to a graphic facilitation friend. . . about discomfort and shoes

I recently read this text from The Way of Chuang Tzu, as interpreted by Thomas Merton, and it made me think of you:   WHEN THE SHOE FITS   Ch’ui the draftsman Could draw more perfect circles freehand Than with a compass.   His fingers brought forth Spontaneous forms from nowhere. His mind Was meanwhile
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September12

When perfection holds you back, kick it in the groin

Do we really have to be perfect in order to help others?   I was having a conversation with a new friend of mine (let’s call her Connie) the other day, and I learned something remarkable about her: she is a hard-core devotee and practitioner of the Israeli self defense form, Krav Maga. She loves
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September05

How Kim Davis helped me transform a wall into a door

If you had to tally up all the times in your life that you were negative, self-degrading, unconfident, or not true to yourself and compare them to the amount of time you spent being positive, uplifting, confident, and your authentic self. . . what would you find?   There was a time where all I
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