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Debbie Frieze is among many things, Co-President of The Berkana Institute. She and Tim Merry and I co-hosted a recent Art of Hosting training in Boston. One unique aspect of this AoH was the deliberate weaving of Berkana Exchange stories, maps, and models with AoH stories, maps, and models. I was very moved by one piece in particular —… Continue reading
A collection of ideas / quotes that are showing up to me through readings, friends, etc. Good for lots, including inviting presence and sealing energy in checkouts.
* Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
I’m at the Essex Conference and Retreat Center for an Art of Hosting called by Berkana. The theme is Taking Social Innovation to Scale — I’m really excited about it. New ground to weave Berkana and Art of Hosting. To get a sense of who was coming, I mapped the participants responses to three questions. These responses carry a lot… Continue reading
A couple of days ago, I cohosted a workshop on circle and ceremony with Ramona Sierra of Sierra Earthworks Foundation, and John Kesler with whom I co-direct the Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community. We had 3.5 hours to work with. Thirty-five people signed up and participated at a beautiful location, the Chase Peterson Building, on the University of Utah… Continue reading