Gifts for one’s future self…

I really love the idea explored in this photography exhibit, “Back to the Future,”curated by Irina Werning.   Lee- Anne Ragan, who I’ve just had the extreme (sublime even) pleasure of doing four days of training in social media and teaching adults with over the past couple of weeks, introduced her blog readers to this siteand asked, “what would your former self have to say about your current self?  What would the young girl above have to say to the woman she grew into?   What would your ten year old self say to your current self?  What words of advice would … Continue reading Gifts for one’s future self…

PATH: Co-facilitating person-centred planning with friends and family September 10 – 13, 2012

What is PATH? PATH is a process in which a facilitator and a graphic facilitator work with a focal person (or organization or team) and their supporters to create a vision of the best possible future, out of which comes a plan that is always “positive” and “possible,” understood by all and no longer mysterious or scary. By the end of the PATH event the focal person or group has communicated where they want to go, what and who they need to support their journey, and how this part of their lives will be part of a bigger future. Those … Continue reading PATH: Co-facilitating person-centred planning with friends and family September 10 – 13, 2012

Originally posted on We Professional Liars:
Of all my favourite artists, Egon Schiele is the one I find hardest to explain. His art is rarely conventionally beautiful. He tells few stories and fights no political battles. I struggle to point out any single work as a ‘masterpiece’. His scope is small, narrowed down to the souls he could see tossing in his bed and reflected in his mirror, and intensely personal. And yet I cannot escape him. His art has a style that is all his own, a view of the world that feels painfully, and sometimes gleefully, honest. Egon… Continue reading

the moments before you enter the room… talking about disability and ableism at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

In an acting class that Zev took last year, the kids studied their lines and then when they expected to perform them, the teacher asked them “so what was your character doing before they were about to say these lines?”   The kids were fascinated with this idea of exploring character and what might have happened… How we became public presenters is another story – 103 presentations over 4 years ago – but this was a really special day because we were invited in to a “new” audience.   We spend so much time in our work thinking about ways … Continue reading the moments before you enter the room… talking about disability and ableism at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House