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Best podcasts about quarter moon story arts

Latest podcast episodes about quarter moon story arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Live Your Own Life

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 2:02


Hello to you listening in Silveira do Pinto, Portugal! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.On this Feast Day of Little Christmas and the Epiphany I'm aware of many reminders about how to live one's own life:From the write Carol Cassella: “You'll make a lot of choices in your life - some like mine, some different. But you can't know who you are unless you know who you are not. Meet your limits and overcome what you can. On your own.” [Gemini  2014]From Rumi: “And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” ~ RumiBut here's the real reason why it's time to live your own life and not someone else's: it will just take too much wasted effort to figure out how to do it their way instead of your way. So, even if it's taking you more time than you might like to figure out your life, it is your life. Own that!Question: What will you own as your Life Epiphany? 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: Snowed in - What to Do?

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 2:02


Hello to you Mariah and Byron Edgington listening in Iowa City, Iowa! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.Snow storms visited our island over the HoliDazed and since we no longer get the deep snows of earlier decades, you can imagine we welcomed the gift.We were deeply snowed in. Icy roads. Car at the bottom of the hill going nowhere. What to do?Sit in the rocker by the window, hold your coffee cup and observe.Walk snowy woods with your sister and imagine you've entered Narnia.Step outside and listen to the quiet, the solitude, while breathing frosty air.Sit and be stirred by music that is more than a backdrop to conversation.Cook, read, work on a puzzle.Invite the council of spiritual peers and guardians.Sleep well and dream.Above all, abandon the grid, the devices, the emails; let them pile like snowdrifts which by and by will be only a memory.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: Wash Dishes to Wash Dishes

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 2:02


Hello to you listening in Yucca Valley, California!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday.At his retreats you would see my Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh ask all the children to come and sit with him.This was his way of inviting the children to hear a short Dharma talk before he excused them to their activities and spoke to all the adults in the retreat hall.I remember one of his questions to the children: "Why do we wash the dishes?"Of course they'd respond with answers like, “To clean them.” “To help our parents.” “My sister made me do it.”Thay would smile and say, “These are all good answers; and the real reason we wash dishes is to wash dishes. For the experience of it.”Question: As the rush of the HolidaZed Season ebbs and we look to Begin Anew in 2022, how can we Be. Here. Now. in the experience of any moment simply for the sake of it? 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday. Step Back to Be. Here. Now. and Then Leap Forward

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 2:02


Hello to you listening in Boston, Massachusetts!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday.Today the New Moon in Capricorn - known as the Black Moon - launches a new cycle for the new year. This moon supports pragmatic, responsible, attainable goals. Just the sort of thing to motivate your Monday, right?I'm not having any of it! Over the decades I have found that taking a step back is a very good way to summon what we will need to leap forward by and by.For right now I'm going to watch rain fall, snow melt, a candle burn, deer graze, my kitty sleep, birds feed, flowers slumber, and lights on the mantlepiece flicker. There will be time enough for intentions, disciplines, resolutions and revolutions. For now, it is time to be.Question: How will you choose to Motivate Your Monday?   60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Embracing Hope

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 2:05


Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you'll say, "Thanks for the memories."Hello to you listening in Mbabane, Capital of Swaziland (or Eswatini)!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday on the last day of the year.Have you ever wondered where music goes when it stops playing? Maybe it never stops. Maybe it's always there and it's we who have stopped listening.What if Hope is like that? What if Hope is always there but sometimes we fail to recognize it?What if it's as simple as this: Hope - like music - is a living energy - always there - always beckoning - always waiting to be received and embraced. Is it true? Is this the way it works? Of course. Because what you're looking for is looking for you. And that includes Hope.Story Prompt: This New Year's Eve what is beckoning you? What do you Hope for? What are you willing to welcome in and embrace? Write that story!Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts  

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Is What They Said What I Heard?

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 2:05


Hello to you listening in Minneapolis, Minnesota!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.A man drives into a filling station and asks the attendant to fill the tank with gas. The attendant sees 3 penguins standing on the back seat of the car and tells the man, “Hey! You should take those penguins to the zoo!” The man says, “Good idea!” And drives away.About a week later the same man returns to the filling station and asks the attendant to fill the gas tank. The attendant sees the same 3 penguins but now they're wearing sunhats, sunglasses, and beach sandals. He says, “Hey! I thought I told you to take those penguins to the zoo!”  “I did, replied the man, and we had such a good time today we're going to the beach!”Practical Tip: When sharing a conversation with someone now or in the future take a moment to ask yourself:What did they say?What did I hear?Was it the same, or different?60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts  

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: What Silence Unlocks

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 2:16


Hello to you listening in Glenview, Illinois!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.The Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge was the first person to walk to the South Pole - alone. He knows silence. Kagge says, “[silence] ... is a quality - something exclusive, luxurious and a key that can unlock new ways of thinking. It can be your best friend.” I had walked a few miles along Mutiny Bay, the tide was moving out, the wind was rushing down Admiralty Inlet from the North, the branches of pines trees bent and brushed against each other. You would think there was no silence here. But finding an old driftwood log I stretched out on my back and watched a pair of eagles playing tag against the backdrop of a blue blue sky. I felt very present in that precious moment. The future didn't exist - the past didn't matter - it was just me, the present, the eagles, and silence. Arrived in my true home.  Question: What new awareness or way of thinking has silence unlocked for you?  60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: Expressions of My Gratitude for You

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 2:16


Hello to you listening in Smyrna, Tennessee!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday as we approach the close of 2021.We don't need a special occasion to take a time out of our busy head or busy day to give thanks, offer appreciation, express our gratitude. All we need is a mindful INbreath and OUTbreath that serves to remind us to pause and say “Thank you!”I want to take this moment in time to offer deep thanks and gratitude from the marrow of my bones to you and each of you all over the world and to my wonderful guests on Stories From Women Who Walk. You have sustained me with your generous listening, sharing, shouting out, subscribing, and generally making a ruckus while enjoying the sorcery of stories: to be seen and heard, to be understood and understand.We will Begin Anew Year in 2022 and it is my heart's desire that you will continue to join us day after day. As always, come for the stories, stay for the magic. You will have wonderful company as we walk our lives together.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Lighthouses Don't Chase Boats; Business Success in 2022 Begins With Signaling (Not Chasing) Your Clients

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 2:41


Hello to you listening in Brighton, England!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday.I volunteer as a docent at Admiralty Head Lighthouse.   Back in the days of sailing ships entering the Strait of San Juan de Fuca from the Pacific Ocean the captain would know to pull a hard right to starboard when he saw the blazing beacon from the Lighthouse high on a bluff 127 feet above Admiralty Inlet so he could steer his ship safely south to Puget Sound and on into Seattle. Each lighthouse - no matter where in the world - has its very own distinctive light pattern, or signature. Lighthouses mark points of navigation, warn about dangerous coastlines, and guide ships into a safe harbor.But not all harbors are created equal for all boats. Some are for deep draft vessels, others for pleasure craft, and so on. Here's the thing about a lighthouse: it doesn't run up and down the coast beckoning all boats to its harbor. It serves a particular sized boat.Question: As you close out this year prepare your business to Begin Anew in 2022 by remembering: Lighthouses don't chase boats; why do you chase clients? Ask yourself: What is it only you have to offer? Who needs it  and wants it? How will you attract your particular client with your own distinctive beacon of light? And, how will they know you are signaling them? Once you have your answers, you will be well on your way to business success. 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Take Heaven! Take Peace!

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 3:32


Hello to you listening in Omaha, Nebraska!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds - and a bit more - for Story Prompt Friday on Christmas Eve.On Christmas Eve in 1513 Fra Giovanni Giocondo wrote this letter to his friend the Countess Allagia Aldobrandeschi. It was a favorite of my mother's.Letter Written by Fra Giovanni"I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got, but there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take.No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take heaven!No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant. Take peace!The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness could we but see - and to see we have only to look. I beseech you to look and take joy!Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by the covering, cast them away as ugly, or heavy or hard. Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom, with power.Welcome it, grasp it, touch the angel's hand that brings it to you. Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or a duty, believe me, that angel's hand is there, the gift is there, and the wonder of an overshadowing presence. Our joys, too, be not content with them as joys. They, too, conceal diviner gifts.Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty - beneath its covering - that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.Courage, then, to claim it, that is all. But courage you have, and the knowledge that we are all pilgrims together, wending through unknown country, home.And so, at this time, I greet you. Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem and with the prayer that for you now and forever, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away."Story Prompt: Who will you greet with joy, esteem and prayers as the day breaks? Write that story!Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.NOTE: Born in Venice, Giocondo would become an Italian Franciscan friar, Renaissance pioneer, and more. In 1496 Giocondo was invited to France by the King and made Royal Architect. If you've ever been to Paris and walked across the beautiful bridges Pont Notre-Dame or the Petit Pont - both of these were designed by Giocondo.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Inner Stage Actress Outer Storyteller - What's Your Gain From Loss?

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 2:10


Hello to you listening in Aberdeen, South Dakota!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.As a child I wanted to be a stage actress. I loved the theater. I took siblings to Broadway plays as a rite of passage. The stage play South Pacific played a part in my decision to become a US Navy nurse. But, I never acted in any plays.That part was taken by my sister, Marilyn: high school, college, grad school, repertory theater and local plays. For her has been the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd.Me? I love language and people to share it with. So I created a storytelling, podcasting, coaching life.Here's the thing: Life will take us on so many journeys. We are walking our lives and then Life walks us. We make some gains, we realize some losses. But is there ever real closure over the losses? Perhaps we just incorporate what we've experienced into the next incarnation of our life.Question: What did you gain when you experienced what felt like a loss?      60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: Telephone Booths and the Old Ways

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 2:05


Hello to you listening in Tainan, Taiwan!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.  Recently my friend and colleague David E. Marlowe was reminiscing about change, what's changed, how much has changed, and who we've become amidst the change. I mentioned that here on Whidbey time has not stood still quite so much as it continues to maintain some of the old ways.Case in point. Not too very far from where I live there are three telephone booths. One is on Route 525, a 2 lane highway, near Classic Road. The other is over at South Whidbey State Park. And a third is in the parking lot at the Greenbank Pantry and Deli. All clean and in good working order.I mention this because one of the many things that endears me to my adopted home is keeping some of the old ways. And the older I get the happier I am to see something familiar, something from the past. You never know when something old might be new again.Question: What reminds you of days gone by and brings a smile to your face? 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: Calming Anger and Gaining Relief

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 2:10


Hello to you listening in Wellington, New Zealand!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday.I was talking with my friend and story colleague, Sarah Elkins when the topic of Anger came up. I mentioned a 60 Seconds episode about having lived some of my life feeling like a hammer - when you're a hammer everything looks like a nail.Sarah asked me when that way of being had stopped. There is no date certain. The experience is much like watching paint dry or grass grow; you know it's happening but the shift is infinitesimal. However, I can say that after being introduced to Thich Nhat Hanh, his teachings and Deer Park Monastery as well as walking the Camino de Santiago as a pilgrim my life was never the same.  Practical Tip: "You know what to do to look more beautiful. You don't need any cosmetics.  You need only to breathe peacefully, calmly and smile mindfully. If you can do that one or two times a day, you will look much better. See yourself in the mirror: breathing in calmly, breathing out smiling - you will feel relief.” Thich Nhat Hanh [Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames]60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
Bonus 60 Seconds for a Holiday Time Out: The Grinch

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 1:52


Hello to you listening all over the world!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is a bonus 60 Seconds for a Holiday Time Out.Once again my dear friend and colleague, Susan LePlae Miller has created, organized, and coordinated a Christmas initiative by gathering together friends and colleagues to share holiday memories and stories.Susan posted this 11 minute piece I recorded - a favorite story of mine and, if you enjoy The Grinch, I bet it's one of yours, too.Click here to listen on YouTube! And, be sure to circle back because Susan will be hosting more wonderful stories through the end of the year.  From my home here on Whidbey Island to you wherever you are living and listening every good wish for a Happy Christmas - or the celebration of your choice - and an exponentially prosperous and healthy New Year. May all our hearts grow 3 sizes this day! 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Celebrating Episode Number 500!

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 2:21


Hello to you listening all over the world!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday.When I launched my podcast - Stories From Women Who Walk - I had no idea what the future held or how I would hold up. All I knew was to create and keep on creating because I believe in the music of the spoken word and the sorcery of stories to gather us togetherToday we are celebrating Episode Number 500 since our official launch on 3rd April in COVID20. That's just 20 short months ago. Look how far we've all come in that time: stories, time outs, wisdom, insights, travels to distant places, practical tips, inspiration, motivation, vulnerability, personal development, wonderful guests, and global community!I'm here because you're there. You motivate me! My daily shout out to a listener location and corresponding hotlink is my way of recognizing that you are there, my  personal “Thank you!” for being on the journey with us. After 500 episodes and close to 50,000 global downloads we have walked a long way together. Let's do it all over again! Come for the stories - stay for the magic.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Dance With What Your Momma Gave You

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 2:21


Hello to you listening in Gerringong, Australia!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday.Recently someone asked me if I had been a dancer. No. Are you sure? You move like one, you're flexible like a dancer. Not me. Time passed. Smack upside the head! I was a dancer! I was a dancer! Decades ago spending hard-earned dollars on Arthur Murray Dance Studio lessons and competition because my grandmother (she born of thrift and denial) said, “Go ahead! Do it. If you don't you'll regret it.”My godmother, Diane Blue, was my mother's college roommate. Diane was a dancer with dreams of going pro; but, as often  happened back then she got married. The fellow she married had 2 left feet. Diane stopped dancing. Me? Funny you should ask: my used-to-be husband didn't dance, couldn't dance, wouldn't dance. After all those years of ballroom dancing I had no one to dance with. I stopped dancing.Today? Today I move what my momma gave me - because I am a dancer!    Story Prompt: What dream did you live, give up and then bring back to life? What happened then? Write that story!Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Musichttps://www.nightheron.comAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Our Errors Are Guides to Our Creation Story

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 2:06


Hello to you listening in Victorville, California!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday with your host Diane Wyzga.I've been thinking about our Creation stories of late. Often we imagine that only our good, wise, best choices and opportunities deserve to be part of our Creation story. Not so! I'm here to tell you, “Out of a whole lifetime, by God, sometimes the only thing that saves a person is error, and I know that we shall not be saved so long as our error is not precious to us.” [Clarice Lispector, from the story “Mineirinho”]You see, when we embrace our wrong turns, dead ends, mistakes and missteps as being precious to us, we can learn who we are not, who we are not meant to be, what we are not called to do. In our errors we find our very own powerful Creation story.  My clients ask me how to find the powerful Creation story that belongs to them and where to start. I tell them: “Just pretend like it will all make sense if you simply begin.” And. It. Does.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts  

Stories From Women Who Walk
Trekking Life with Jeffrey Tan: Pathfinder * Transformation Coach * Leadership Facilitator. Part 2

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 32:29


Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk. You'll recognize yourself in these true-life stories of adversity, challenge, fear, discovery, adventure, expression, and more from (mostly) women who are walking their lives while their lives walk them and the lasting difference their journeys have made. I'm your host, Diane Wyzga.  Welcome back to Part 2 of the podcast interview with my guest Jeffrey Tan, Pathfinder, Transformation Coach and Leadership Facilitator who joined us from his home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We were talking about walking our lives, strength, courage, and finding our way when I asked Jeffrey where his name, Pathfinder, came from. Let's hear what he has to say on this, on leadership, parenting children as a single dad under COVID, and more.Minutes: 32:290:00 to 1:45       Intro1:45 to 4:10         Becoming the PathfinderQuestion: Is that where the name Pathfinder came from because I understand that's what you call yourself.  Yes. Pathfinder came about as a result of introducing friends to Mother Nature and hiking trails.Jeffrey believes: if people appreciate and love Mother Nature they will learn to respect it and work to preserve it, to protect itEncourages his friends to spend time in the forest - to experience how wonderful it isNo one complains  Jeffrey realized he is always the one who charts the course and leads the wayJeffrey needs to know which path is best to get the hike done before breakfastJeffrey was a Pathfinder on the pathAs a coach/trainer Jeffrey realized he helps people find their pathJeffrey claimed the name Pathfinder: helping people lost in career, relationships, and life in general he helps them find their path in life  4:10 to 12:00       Trekking the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal  Question: What do you remember about being shown the path while trekking the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal?  Jeffrey remembers going to higher elevations, air getting thinner, less oxygen available, Altitude Sickness possibleJeffrey and his group had to acclimatizeAcclimatize requires you to go to higher elevation for a short time to get used to the thinner airWhen he and his group went up the mountain they experienced something different, pushing to take on challengesLikewise, to take on new challenges we need to just try it first, take small steps - acclimate - it gets easier, better when we get used to itThroughout the 16 day journey Jeffrey felt was walking toward something..... and when he reached the high point, he understood that reaching the peak and coming down was like a new lease of life for him.Jeffrey's awareness: quit the current job and go on the path of becoming a trainer and coachEnlightenment moment: now this is a new path!Jeffrey's story: During the acclimatization he had closure with his step- mom who had died from cancer several years before. He had no closure, felt empty, something left undone. Went to the Buddhist temple and meditated with one of his trekking partners; the moment Jeffrey closed his eyes he felt  nonstop tears and a vision of his mom. His mom had met his daughter (Gaia) but not his son (Gaius). His mom loved boys. He said he was sure his mom wold love Gaius. He saw his children looking up to the clouds and a vision of his mom looking down at them.  Host: There are many ways to kneel and kiss the ground [Rumi]. Jeffrey is demonstrating with his stories the importance of being in the outdoors, a mountain trekking expedition that revels past, present, future. There is so much magic in these stories, richness of life experiences you are sharing with us. Thank you for dipping deep into the treasure trove.All his trekking trips have been magicalThe treks have shown him life's challenges are like climbing a mountain and if you can climb you can prevail12:00 to 14:29       3 Tips to Acclimate to Getting OutdoorsQuestion: What 3 tips would you offer to folks who are curious about, interested in acclimatizing themselves in the outdoors but something is holding them back; what could you say to give some encouragement?  Get a pair of boots. Decent boots. The minute you spend several hundred dollars on a pair of boots you will be motivated to use them, to take your first stepIf you want an adventure nothing like getting outside, mountains, forests, to experience magic in the Mother NatureThe moment Jeffrey stepped into a forest he had greater  appreciation for life, even as simple as drinking water because it might not be thereWater is Life-giving, like children are    14:20 to 20:11       Parenting During COVID LockdownWhich brings us to another sort of Pathfinder training and leadership mastery program: parenting during lockdown. I understand that you have a son and a daughter. Question: How have these little humans helped you, what have they taught you?These Little People are wiser than you thinkHave conversations with your childrenJeffrey doesn't get to see his children often; during COVID lockdown it could be weeks or months  before he saw his daughterThey missed each other and will ask about how the other is feeling, why there is sadnessAs an 8 year old child comforted her father, Jeffrey felt many emotions as he continues to process the experienceJeffrey is pretty open with his daughter: he apologizes when he does something wrong or messes up; explains when there is (or is not) money to buy extra things now or later  For as difficult as the divorce was on him his children has been the focus of Jeffrey's careHost: Jeffrey's children are funny, articulate, engaging and as solid little humans show the investment of loving attention given to them. We will figure our way out. When we apologize to children we are recognizing their humanity.20:11 to 26:20       Tips for Raising ChildrenQuestion:  What tips can you offer to parents who might be struggling with raising children in trying times, who could use some hope, support or encouragement?Listen to your children. Children do not complain or fuss for no reason at all - it is to get your attention. Listen to what they want to say. Hear them. This is not easy for adults to doIt's not about showering children with gifts but with your time. Time is precious.Extravagance might not be the best choice. He prefers to engage with them, wash car with his children when they couldn't swim in the pool; it was fun even though it cost him  some money because his car was bigger than the children's mother's car  Many adults think it's not cool to get down and dirty with children. Do that stuff with them because they grow up too fast!Don't be afraid to be silly with them, making up stories, fairy tales, whatever. Engage to understand your children and be aware that they are also sensitive to you as the parent.Jeffrey adds 2 stories about Gaia asking him to play a video game, and the end of a dating relationship. Don't hide things from them. Ask them how they feel about changes and other circumstances, what they might be worried about.26:20 to 28:10       LegacyQuestion: As we sit here today, what do you hope will come about because your story is out in the world?Jeffrey wishes for everyone (to know) no matter how challenging Life is, you can always pick yourself upIf you find that at that one moment you do not have the strength to get up, get someone to help youDo not be afraid to ask for helpAll you need is that one lift and you'll be on your wayJeffrey hopes that his Life stories are able to inspire our listeners to get out, get an adventure of a lifeLife is an adventure!It's not the end of the world when losses and suffering happenKnow that your kids understand you more than you know, more than you think  28:10 to 32:29       Thank You for Your Stories    Before I say "thank you!" to Jeffrey I want to mention that all social media links and connections to stay in touch with him and explore RISE the Workshop will be posted in these Episode Notes. Please make sure you drop by, check it out, and if you're on LinkedIn you might want to follow Jeffrey and his wonderful daily video tapings.  Thank you very much, Jeffrey, for walking along with us and sharing your story of how a man learned to find his own way, to re-write his own story, and now serves as a Pathfinder for others who are lost, or worn out or have slipped off the path for a timeThank you, Diane! You and your posts inspire me. It's really a pleasure to meet up with you. I couldn't tell you how excited I was to chat together.It's fitting that I close the year talking with a gentleman. I opened the year with my brother-in-law, Steve Schuch and it's beautiful to have two men book-ending the year 2021. Thank you very much and every good wish to you. One day, one day I'll get to walk those jungles with you!I would love that - totally - Thank you once again!Here we are, at the end of the road but not the journey. Thank you for listening to Part 2 of this episode of Stories From Women Who Walk with your host Diane Wyzga and my guest my guest Jeffrey Tan, Pathfinder, Transformation Coach and Leadership Facilitator who joined us from his home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We hope you found delight, motivation, inspiration, and transformation all right here, right now.  You're also invited to check out over 500 episodes of this podcast Stories From Women Who Walk found on Simplecast, your favorite podcast platform, including Android, and my website: Quarter Moon Story Arts. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, and join us next time! You will have wonderful company as we walk our lives together.    BIO/ABOUT  I'm a Pathfinder, a Coach and learning facilitator. I help people explore their paths in their personal and professional growth and development.A fisherman and cook on a kelong, a site supervisor for a construction company, a Cleaning Operations Executive handling jobsites covering Kajang to Klang, a housekeeping supervisor in Holiday Villa for 3 months that led into a 25 year sales career as KL Branch Manager in one of Malaysia's premium cleaning supplies company.Those years of managing and handling peoples from all walks of life led me to an understanding of their behaviors and attitude.These experience gave me insights into the pains and pleasures of:1. Managing and understanding expectations of owners as well as the people I was leading.2. Leading project, sales and operations teams.3. Training operations and sales teams.My experiences allowed me insights into the thoughts and behaviors of owners, managers, leaders, admin and operations personnel.In 1998 I attended a Leadership Program to improve myself, and since then people development became a passion of mine.I love the outdoors and mountain trekking which began with a trek in FRIM (Forest Research Institute of Malaysia) that led me to Gunung Angsi, Gunung Nuang and finally peaked on Mount Kinabalu. I began craving more adventures and ended trekking Gunung Tahan, ascending from Merapoh in Kelantan and descending in Kuala Tahan 10 days later. As adventures go, it never ends, as i targeted Annapurna Circuit in 2013 after coming down from Mount Kinabalu for the 3rd time.In April 2014, my team of 8 trekked the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal.My adventures thought me leadership, team engagement and the practice of self mastery, all of which enriches my training designs.If you want to UNLEASH YOUR LEADERS in your TEAM...Explore possibilities with me:NAKED a Coaching Conversationhttps://forms.gle/XtisxNjf5L7rH2CZ8If you are troubled and feel that you are not in charge of your life anymore join me inRISE in 90minshttps://forms.gle/K5J2FXevot6pTzDb6How to Follow and Stay in Touch with Jeffrey Tanhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-tan-pathfinder/ Stories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga: Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Entering Erdenheim from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicSound Editing: Darwin Carlisle & First Class ReelsAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit and attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds For Wednesdays on Whidbey: Practice Feeling Solid and Grounded Like a Tree

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 2:21


Hello to you listening in Iron River, Michigan!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.We've had many wind storms of late, high winds, 45 to 60 mph winds that whip the tops of towering pines and make you wish for a storm cellar. But like us, most trees are more stable than we might think.  My teacher Thich Nhat Hanh points to trees and says, “When you look at the tree during the storm you can see that the top of the tree is not solid. You can only see the tiny branches and a number of leaves on the top of the tree swaying back and forth under the effect of the wind. You have the impression that the tree is very vulnerable but if you look down to see the big branches and the trunk of the tree you see that the tree is strongly rooted in the ground. The impression that the tree is vulnerable will vanish. You see that the tree is much more solid than it looks at the top. We are like that too.”Practical Tip: When you feel like Life is whipping you to and fro, you can practice to get solid again. Having a stable body will bring about a stable mind. Sit calmly and say to yourself: Breathing in I see myself as grounded, breathing out I feel solid. And so you will become. 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: Beekeeping Silence Magic & Sacredness

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 2:15


Hello to you listening in Green Bay, Wisconsin!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday with your host Diane Wyzga.When I tended honeybees in my apiary on an organic farm I would often sit on the ground with my ear pressed against the side of a hive box listening to the thrum of activity, the colony of worker bees living their lives, giving it their all in the 5 or 6 weeks of life allotted to them.As the time allotted to me winds down I'm aware that death is certain, but the time of death is uncertain. Of course, I have no clue how much time is left to fulfill the potential of my precious human birth. So, it's even more urgent to ask myself where did the day go? What did I do? Who did I help? What do I have to show for these hours? Maybe you're like me.Practical Tip: Let's stop and ask ourselves: What is the single best use of this day in my life? Sit quietly and breathe deeply to create a still space, slow the worrying, the mind chatter. Silence will dawn with all its magic and sacredness. In that stillness you will have your answer. 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Skagit Birds of Winter and Manifesting Your Next

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 2:00


Hello to you listening in Inverness, Scotland!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday with your host Diane Wyzga.A relatively short drive off Island brings me to the  farmlands and wetlands, estuaries and marine waters, prairies and forests of the Skagit Valley, the wintertime habitat for hundreds of bird species.Imagine great ballets of snow geese, the graceful landing of trumpeter swans, a myriad of paddling ducks and more flung out across the harvested fields in great flocks pecking at the ground or ducking their beaks into the bogs left by the rains that scooped out hollows in the rich soil.The trumpeter swans have come from populations that nest in Alaska. The snow geese have traveled from Wrangel Island, Siberia. 2,417 miles - as the goose flies. Imagine that!Look closely at the Life path you've been walking, how far you've come, the great distances you've traveled to get to where you belong. Question: Where will you fly next?  60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Brought to Life by Another's Gesture

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 2:05


Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you'll say, "Thanks for the memories."Hello to you listening in Laramie, Wyoming!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with your host Diane Wyzga.I was sitting in traffic at a stop light. On the sidewalk to my right was a long haired man, homeless by appearance, standing in the rain with his shopping cart of belongings. He held a cardboard sign: Please buy me lunch.I rolled down my window to hand him a few bills when I saw a woman get out of her car and walk toward him with a bag of food and beverage cup from the local takeout. As she approached him she smiled and asked: What is your name? She handed him the food and drink and then reached up to hug him.Two things: anyone can give money but when she asked him: What is your name - she recognized his humanity. When she reached up to hug him the word that came to mind was .... divine. As in Divinely ordained.Story Prompt: When has someone's gesture enabled you to be seen? How did it feel? What happened next? Write that story!Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Getting Out of My Own Way

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 2:05


Hello to you Ipek Williamson listening in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.Maybe you've heard this saying: “When you're a hammer *everything* looks like a nail.” For a long time in my life I lived like a hammer. I was standing in my own way of living life with patience, acceptance and tolerance. I had to learn to step aside, get out of my own way.  How come this self- awareness is important? Because we are all affecting the world every moment. As Thich Nhat Hanh teaches we inter-are. Our actions, words, behaviors, and so on ripple out into the world. “Nothing exists by itself alone. We all belong to each other; we cannot cut reality into pieces.” [Thich Nhat Hanh]Practical Tip: If we can practice remaining grounded and centered when we are confronted with a person or situation that irritates us - or worse - we are deepening our spiritual perspective and mastering our internal reality. It's good for what ails us; it's good for creation. 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
Trekking Life with Jeffrey Tan: Pathfinder * Transformation Coach * Leadership Facilitator. Part 1

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 31:13


Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk. You'll recognize yourself in these true-life stories from (mostly) women who are walking their lives while their lives walk them and the lasting difference their journeys have made. I'm your host, Diane Wyzga.Today my guest is Jeffrey Tan: Pathfinder, Transformation  Coach and Leadership Mastery Facilitator/Trainer who is joining us from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Jeffrey helps people explore their paths in their personal and professional growth and development. Years of managing and working with people from all walks of life led him to a deep  understanding of human behaviors and attitudes. In 1998 Jeffrey attended a Leadership Program to improve himself, and the rest - as they say - is history. Helping people develop their best selves became his passion. I've invited Jeffrey to talk with us about changing the narrative that no longer works for you, RISE the signature training program, trekking - including Nepal - and, parenting on COVID lock-down. Welcome to the podcast, Jeffrey!    Minutes 31:1200 to 3:01       Intro3:01 to 9:20       Start From Where You AreQuestion: I understand that there is some jungle trekking available if I came to visit you. And if so, do you have a favorite jungle to trek?Jeffrey has 3 favorite treks he enjoys every weekend.One is still big jungle and the other two are second generation with rubber treesThe places are much green for him and will make do for nowQuestion: If we got to trek together, what's the first thing I might notice about you?  Jeffrey would check in with host's familiarity with trekking, health and ability so he knows the appropriate trails to tackleEither we would go to easier trails or the more exciting parts as he saw fitQuestion: And if we got to one of the more exciting parts of the forest, and had some time to trek along the path what might I get to know about you as my Pathfinder?Jeffrey will check in now and then to see if host is okay, still in good shape and able to walk as well as enjoy the walkVery conscious about who he brings and how they enjoy the experienceStory: Jeffrey brought an ex-girlfriend's mom (actually she tagged along). She claimed to be pretty fit so away they went up a slope (45 to 50 degree incline): “Hey! This is first time you met me and you want to kill me already?”      Jeffrey is very conscious of his walking partners after that episodeQuestion: What does this Mama Hill area look like? Would you describe it for us.Mama Hill is one of the most challenging climbs in the forestBegins with nice smooth downhill in a valley to a little stream.Path is rooted so you need to watch your footingBirds chirping, breezes, very pleasantCrossing the stream is the moment of awareness: how will we get back up? Only 10 to 15 minutes to trek out but very steep9:20 to 17:50       A Bit of Back Story. Something Happened. Change the Narrative. Reinvent YourselfThis climb is a very good metaphor for what we will be talking about as we go forward. Life going up and down and up again. In all the best books and movies, life is being lived and then something happens. Something in your life called you to reinvent yourself, to change the narrative that was no longer working. Question: Before we get to Trekking and RISE the signature training workshop would you share with us how Life walked you while you were walking your life.Jeffrey got married late in life, age 44Enjoyed good 7 to 10 years with 2 wonderful childrenWhen Jeffrey's daughter was 7 years old Life walked in and said, “Hey! Things are not working out.”The divorce messed things up - Jeffrey wasn't preparedIt was quite a tear down for him and messed him up real badJeffrey was in love with his children as well as his wifeMis-communications got in the way; for which Jeffrey also bears responsibilityThis divorce required Jeffrey to take the hard road out of the experienceHost: friends of Jeffrey's would prove helpful to his recoveryJeffrey's story: was very depressed; going through a lot of pain; work was getting done but a friend commented, “I see you here but I don't feel you.”This friend spurred Jeffrey to return to hikingLeading a hike with 2 buddies, another friend said, “Jeffrey, I see you here but I don't feel you. It's as if there is no soul in that body walking in front of me.”This comment stopped Jeffrey!“I see this smiling face but I don't feel you; you're like soul less.” This moment caused Jeffrey to share what had happened with his 2 buddiesWe don't share our pain until a friend interrupts our situationIf Jeffrey's friend can see him this way, what do others see? Zombie-likeJeffrey sat with his friends and had a chat - no judgment - only support helped him a great dealNo judgment about either party - no choosing sides - but compassion for him and his children, with expressions of supportThis love and support brought him backHis friends were a bridge or the helpers to walk alongside him17:50 to 22:56       RISE - Jeffrey Tan's Signature Training Program Question: Will you help us understand this experience and how it connects to RISE your signature training program RISE. Of all things you could have created, why this?RISE is designed to explore creating possibilities from these uncertain times and create the life you want; a life in which you Take Charge of Your Life and BE in charge. Join us and discover how you can claim victory and stop being a victim of circumstance.RISE was also because of the COVID pandemicJeffrey has always been involved with people developmentAs a result of Jeffrey's life experiences he's more compassionateBefore the divorce Jeffrey was logical and tried to make sense of other people's pain; whereas now he can see situations from both sides and bring empathy to the tableHow did RISE come about? Jeffrey lost job and income with the pandemic; no new projects and no new moneyFor 5 months or so Jeffrey lived on savingsJeffrey hit a slump again because of low funds and bills and having children to provide for  He realized that if he woke up feeling blue somehow he felt better by the evening hours; he told himself, “I need to do something about this! Moment over.”The pity party has endedJeffrey realized that his recovery happened pretty quickly; probably because of his coaching/training experience which led to an “Ah Ha! I have the training. Everyone one needs a coach.” Started RISE to help people pick themselves up.When we are down everything looks hopeless - RISE helps people see possibilities againJust like his personal experience with the divorce; Daddy can say he loves you but if he doesn't act, what's the point?Jeffrey's 2 children are his inspiration to Rise Up!22:56 to 29:11       Tips to Help See the PossibilitiesHost: Jeffrey's children are delightful! As well as being a good barometer to the feelings of the Big Humans. If a parent is unable to show how they love, the children pick it up. The children pull us along, like his friends helped him and now he does this for other. Question: of all his years of leadership training, what 3 skills or traits or qualities are most helpful to Jeffrey working with people today?If you have a problem, be aware and acknowledge you have it. Denial keeps us from recoveryKnow that you are the only one who can deal with the problem. Our friends can be there for us; but we have to do the hard work to get out of the depressive Zombi-like mode and back on trackWe also need to have the courage and strength to take action. It's not easy but it can be done if we are brave enoughHost: having a friend who can help show us the way out can help guide us with courage, determination and resilienceJeffrey's story about his trip in Annapurna. The sherpa can bring you from one point to another point along the trail; but the sherpa will not walk your walk; you must carry your own backpack and walk your walkJeffrey cannot tell a client what to do or not but looking in from outside as 3rd party looking in can suggest X, Y or Z, or, ask: what if?  We have within us to do what it takes; but we often don't see if for ourselvesJust like the sherpas who say: Come along! Not very high! You struggle to walk - I know you can do it!Jeffrey will champion you on - take the time you need to do it your wayQuestion: Is that where the name Pathfinder came from? Because I understand that's what you call yourself.  29:11 to 31:12      OutroHere we are, at the end of the road but not the journey. Thank you for listening to Part 1 of this episode of Stories From Women Who Walk with your host Diane Wyzga and my guest Jeffrey Tan, Pathfinder, Transformation Coach and Leadership Facilitator who joined us from his home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We hope you enjoyed and are inspired by our conversation about trekking our lives through difficulties and changing the narrative when the one we are living no longer serves us. We'll be back in a week with Part 2.You're also invited to check out over 500 episodes of this podcast Stories From Women Who Walk found on Simplecast, your favorite podcast platform, including Andriod,  and my website: Quarter Moon Story Arts. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, and join us next time! You will have wonderful company as we walk our lives together.BIO/ABOUT  Jeffrey Tan I'm a Pathfinder, a Coach and learning facilitator. I help people explore their paths in their personal and professional growth and development.A fisherman and cook on a kelong, a site supervisor for a construction company, a Cleaning Operations Executive handling jobsites covering Kajang to Klang, a housekeeping supervisor in Holiday Villa for 3 months that led into a 25 year sales career as KL Branch Manager in one of Malaysia's premium cleaning supplies company.Those years of managing and handling peoples from all walks of life led me to an understanding of their behaviors and attitude.These experience gave me insights into the pains and pleasures of:1. Managing and understanding expectations of owners as well as the people I was leading.2. Leading project, sales and operations teams.3. Training operations and sales teams.My experiences allowed me insights into the thoughts and behaviors of owners, managers, leaders, admin and operations personnel.In 1998 I attended a Leadership Program to improve myself, and since then people development became a passion of mine.I love the outdoors and mountain trekking which began with a trek in FRIM (Forest Research Institute of Malaysia) that led me to Gunung Angsi, Gunung Nuang and finally peaked on Mount Kinabalu. I began craving more adventures and ended trekking Gunung Tahan, ascending from Merapoh in Kelantan and descending in Kuala Tahan 10 days later. As adventures go, it never ends, as i targeted Annapurna Circuit in 2013 after coming down from Mount Kinabalu for the 3rd time.In April 2014, my team of 8 trekked the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal.My adventures thought me leadership, team engagement and the practice of self mastery, all of which enriches my training designs.If you want to UNLEASH YOUR LEADERS in your TEAM...Explore possibilities with me:NAKED a Coaching Conversationhttps://forms.gle/XtisxNjf5L7rH2CZ8If you are troubled and feel that you are not in charge of your life anymore join me inRISE in 90 minutes:  https://forms.gle/K5J2FXevot6pTzDb6How to follow and stay in touch with Jeffrey Tan on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-tan-pathfinder/ Stories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga: Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Entering Erdenheim from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicSound Editing: Darwin Carlisle & First Class ReelsAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit and attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

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60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: Tell Your Own Story or One Will Be Told for You

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 2:10


Hello to you listening in Coupeville, Washington!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey with your host Diane Wyzga.  Molly Ivins was six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it before she lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007 and died far too early depriving us of a brilliant mind, a razor sharp wit, and a woman not afraid to call it like it was. Decades before the current chicanery that passes for politics Ivins said, "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country."Here's something else Molly Ivins said: “It is the stories we don't get, the ones we miss, pass over, fail to recognize, don't pick up on, that will send us to hell.” [line in the novel It's a Wonderful Woof, the Chet & Bernie Mystery Series books written by Spencer Quin pen name for Peter Abrahams who, like Ivins wrote for the NYTimes].Which stories are those? The ones that don't get told or heard. Here's the thing: either you tell your own story in your own words and voice or one will be told for you. I can coach you to your true authentic story voice.  Question: What are you waiting for? When will you discover your voice? How about now! Contact information is in the Episode Notes. Email: diane@quartermoonstoryarts.netLinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-f-wyzga-QMSA60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

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60 Seconds For Time Out Tuesday: Walking and Breathing Meditation to Calm Mind and Body

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 2:01


Hello to you listening in Budapest, Hungary!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday with your host Diane Wyzga.Perhaps like me you might function some days on auto-pilot. Ever had the sensation that you've driven your car home but had no real idea how you got there?Practical Tip: The next time you walk - even if it's just around your home or office space - be aware of placing first one foot gently on the ground, the floor, the earth and then your other foot. Keep going. As you walk in this gentle peaceful manner be aware of your in-breath and out-breath.When we practice walking and breathing meditation, we  let go of any need to accomplish anything but walking and breathing. In this way we calm our body and calm our mind.This invitation to walk and breathe is available to us any moment of the day. It's a very good use of time.Question: How does it feel to be steady and calm in the midst of your busyness? 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

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60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: What You're Looking For Is Looking for You

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 2:05


Hello to you listening in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday.I was feeling pretty low the other day. Maybe it's the ongoing COVID uncertainties, the dark weather we celebrate during our Pacific Northwest winter, a lack of belonging, or maybe opportunities that have yet to manifest.I stopped my walk on a bluff over-looking Holmes Harbor and there below me in the water I saw two Canada Geese some distance apart but paddling toward each other. They met, turned as one and headed back to the flock resting in the low tide shallows. Just then I felt myself smile, spirits lifted, I knew I could and would stay the course.          Practical Tip. When you're feeling like there's no hope for it - no matter the reason - stay the course. If you've come to the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on because that's the moment the tide will turn. What you're looking for is looking for you. It will arrive from where it is. How do I know? I don't. It's a mystery, but it never fails.  60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

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Story Prompt Friday: Butterflies Can See Their Own Wings

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 2:01


Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you'll say, "Thanks for the memories."Hello to you listening in Anchorage, Alaska!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday.Contrary to certain posts fluttering around certain social media platforms, butterflies can see their own wings.Butterflies have special eyes: single and compound! Not only can they see their own wings, they have a 360 degree view, can see individual items as well as colored objects. For an insect these gracious creatures can see a distance of about 12 feet. Imagine that when next you consider the migrations of butterflies over hundreds of miles.Why do I mention this? Because people often assume things about us - things that might be incorrect, inaccurate or downright wrong. As the saying goes, “Write your own story or one will be provided for you.”Story Prompt: This is your creative opportunity to set the record straight about an element of your story that was written for you. How will you change it? Write that story!  Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

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Thoughts on Thursday: The Miracles Yet to Appear

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 2:11


Hello to you listening in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.There have been some rather robust conversations of late about manifesting miracles. On the one hand you have the flat out non-believers who hold to the notion that life is an unchangeable mapped-out plan. Then there are those who get the idea of manifesting miracles but are married to their expectation of how and when and in what form the miracle should appear, as if they're dialing up a TV program. Then there's the camp I've been thinking about: the one that believes we are here to co-create with the Power we name as our God understanding that He or She asks only that we say please, thank you, and be kind to others.Practical Tip: If a miracle hasn't manifested in the time or shape you expected, drop your expectations. Instead, set your heart on the many miracles that have already arisen in your life. Find yourself a quiet place. Sit with your eyes closed and linger on the life you've been graced to live thus far repeating these words: Remember, Remember, Remember.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

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Wednesdays on Whidbey: 2022 Guest InnerView Sabbatical

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 2:01


Hello to you devoted subscriber, Yvonne Wyzga, listening in Gaithersburg, Maryland!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.My sister-in-law, Yvonne, is the podcast content gatekeeper for my brother, Steve. Recently they gave 4 alpaca hooves up for my November Guest InnerView with friend and colleague, Sue Heatherington the Quiet Disrupter in Swansea, Wales.In a few weeks I'll host my last Guest InnerView for 2021 with Jeffrey Tan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.For the first 6 months of 2022 I'm planning on a Guest InnerView Sabbatical to regroup, reconsider, and reimagine what and how and who will work best for you listening all around the world. Feel welcome to send along your ideas and thoughts to me at Quarter Moon Story Arts OR Direct Message me on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-f-wyzga-QMSAMeanwhile, I'll continue creating and broadcasting the daily 60 Seconds episodes. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. You will have wonderful company as we walk our lives together. 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

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60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday Gathas for Brushing Your Teeth & Drinking Your Coffee or Tea

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 2:01


Hello to you listening in Urbana, Illinois!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington thisis 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday.In contemporary Buddhist practice (as popularized by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh), a gatha is a verse usually recited mentally in rhythm with the breath as part of one's daily mindfulness practice.For example, when you brush your teeth, just brush. Don't process thoughts, anxieties or plans. Perhaps mentally recite this gatha:"Brushing my teeth and rinsing my mouth,I vow to speak purely and lovingly.When my mouth is fragrant with right speech,a flower blooms in the garden of my heart." [Plum Village]Or, when you drink your coffee or your tea, feel the heat, smell the fragrance, savor the taste. Give your attention to your cup. You might enjoy mentally reciting this gatha:"This cup of coffee or tea in my two hands,mindfulness held perfectly.My mind and body dwell inthe very here and now." [Plum Village]60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

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60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Who's Going to Stop Me?

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 2:11


Hello to you listening in Peterborough, New Hampshire!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday.How often have we waited for permission, waited our turn, waited to be noticed, waited to be seen or heard or understood?Enough! The question isn't, “Who's going to let me?”The question is, “Who's going to stop me?”While this quote is often attributed to Ayn Rand, an influential writer and philosopher, she never said it exactly like this. The quote is a mash-up of a portion of dialogue in Rand's 1943 book, The Fountainhead, as follows.Roark, a young, unconventional, aspiring architect is responding to the Dean of his college following Roark's recent expulsion from school.…[DEAN] “Do you mean to tell me that you're thinking seriously of building that way, when and if you are an architect? [ROARK] “Yes.” [DEAN] “My dear fellow, who will let you?” [ROARK] “That's not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”Practical Tip: Know what you want. Know where you want to go and how to get there. Know whether you will travel alone or with others. And begin!60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

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60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Whose Life Are You Living Anyway?

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 2:01


Hello to you listening in Vijayawada, India!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday.We each have a singularly exceptional life to live because it is our one life; but, you have to want to live it!His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama wrote “There is only 1 important point you must keep in your mind, and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself: how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die; this is the truth we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So, consider carefully: what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life? Story Prompt: Take stock of how you're living your one precious life. Intentionally examine it. Ask yourself what prevents you from living the life you want to live. What will you do to bring it about? Write that story!Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

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60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Coaching the Engaged Storyism® Method Way

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 2:26


Hello to you listening in Palma de Mallorca, Spain!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.Our local Lutheran church supports a reader board on its front lawn with sayings changed weekly. This one caught my eye: “Come as you are. Change inside.” A subtle invitation attuned to sensitivities. You are welcome to join our community just as you are; and while you're with us you might experience a sense of belonging you didn't have before.What does this have to do with storytelling? Storytelling is a profession of sensitivities, not appearances. Storytelling is one of the few professions where sensitivity and intuition are valued. The best storytellers are attuned to the  connection between and among the story, the listener, and the teller. Relationship and engagement bring the story to life.Likewise, my Engaged Storyism® Method of coaching relies on deep listening, sensitivities, intuition, skill, experience, and traditional story methods to help guide professional women who are ready to confidently convey their message, project, vision, or story and be seen, heard, understood, and listened to.Practical Tip: If you have a desire to say what you mean, come as you are and change inside Quarter Moon Story Arts.          LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-f-wyzga-QMSA 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

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60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: The Mobile Turkey Unit

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 2:11


Hello to you listening in Moss, Norway!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.Yesterday I spent several hours with other volunteers cutting pumpkin pies into individual serving slices and placing them in eco-friendly containers. Many other hands had peeled potatoes, roasted and carved turkeys, spooned up cranberry relish, bagged rolls and butter, packaged napkins, utensils and even coffee. On Thanksgiving morning I'll drive over to our local elementary school, getting in line to receive bags of *complete* turkey dinners to be delivered around South Whidbey.  Each year the Mobile Turkey Unit exceeds the number of dinners it prepared and delivered the year before. Hundreds and hundreds. We are celebrating our 23rd year since this nonprofit community event was founded by Tom Arhontas, who had a special place in his heart for people in need.Click here  to enjoy the spirit of volunteer giving, visit the story, and share in the photos and videos of what we do and how we do it on our Island!And, wishing you and yours A ThankFulGiving Season!   60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

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60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: Compare Yourself to Your Own Good Self

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:05


Hello to you listening in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday.Bruce Lee wrote, “I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.”These are important words to ponder especially now with so many social media platforms eager to strip away our individuality, compare one person to another, conform us to the herd mentality.Practical Tip: Take a time out and breathe. Let go doubts, confusions, insecurities. Focus on living up to your own expectations:You are safe nowYou are seen nowYou are held nowYou are heard nowYou are loved nowYou are guided nowYou are resilient nowYou are understood nowYou are empowered nowYou are courageous nowYou are enough right here right now. 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

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60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail - What Beckons You?

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 2:26


Hello to you listening in Millinocket, Maine!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday.In 1955 she sewed a sack out of old denim and stuffed it with “a blanket, a plastic shower sheet, a cup, a canteen and baby bottle for water, a small pot, a spoon, a Swiss Army knife, a first-aid kit, pins, flashlight, a piece of rope, a raincoat, a warm coat, a change of clothes and Keds sneakers.”  She set out from her home in Ohio telling her children she was going for a walk. And walk she did. 2,050 miles. Alone. On the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Her diet for the most part was raisins, nuts, chicken bouillon cubes, berries and leaves she found along the way. Her bed was often a pile of leaves, a picnic table, maybe a stranger's barn or porch. After 5 months in the wilderness Grandma Emma Gatewood reached Mount Katahdin, Maine. She was 67 years old.Not one to retire, Gatewood returned to thru-hike the AT again; she was 69 years old. Several years later she hiked the trail for a third time, in sections. This wasn't the end of her walking; more like the beginning.Question: What wonderful longing beckons you to begin?  60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

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60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Whidbey Coffee & a Cinderella Mocha?

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 2:00


Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you'll say, "Thanks for the memories."Hello to you listening in Szolnok, Hungary!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday.Our local Whidbey Coffee dive-thru kiosk recently offered a Cinderella Mocha. I asked the coffee barista if the drink came with a glass slipper and a handsome prince. Not anymore, she said. We used to do that but we got so many returns. The glass slipper didn't fit, wasn't comfortable, too easily broken... And the handsome prince? Those were the worst! Seems all they wanted to do was sit on the couch and dream about their kingdom to come!But, she said, leaning out the window and giving me a wink, we still add a sprinkle of fairy dust on top of the whipped cream so you can write your own happy ending to the Cinderella Mocha Fairy Tale.Story Prompt: When have you dreamt a Happily Ever After ending to an episode of your life? Write that story!Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: First Impressions

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 2:10


Hello to you listening in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.How often have you made a decision about someone you just met? If you're anything like me perhaps your righteous, opinionated, judgmental side showed up. Not good! I know; I'm working on it.Why? There are virtues to withholding judgment. As Amor Towles writes: “After all, what can a first impression tell us about someone we've just met for a minute in the lobby of a hotel? For that matter, what can a first impression tell us about anyone? Why, no more than a chord can tell us about Beethoven, or a brushstroke about Botticelli. By their very nature, human beings are so capricious, so complex, so delightfully contradictory that they deserve not only our consideration, but our reconsideration-and unwavering determination to withhold our opinion until we have engaged with them in every possible setting at every possible hour.” [A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles]Question: When have you been surprised (and delighted) to learn that your first impression wasn't your last? 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
How Quiet Disruptors Are Rearranging Our World for the Better Led by Sue Heatherington. Part 2.

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 37:01


Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk. You'll recognize yourself in these true-life stories of adversity, challenge, fear, discovery, adventure, expression, and more from women who are walking their lives while their lives walk them and the lasting difference their journeys have made. I'm your host, Diane Wyzga.  Welcome back to Part 2 of the podcast interview with my guest, Sue Heatherington, Quiet Disruptor, author of the book Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting, and a catalyst for thinking pioneers, innovators and change-makers who joined us from her small valley in Swansea, Wales. We were talking about quiet disruptors when I asked Sue to assume you might have to work with or encounter someone who is not so agreeable to this notion of disrupting quietly; how would you suggest working with folks like that to get them to see the necessity of hopeful, quiet change? Let's hear what she has to say about this and so much more on creating change without shouting.Minutes 37:010:00 to 2:00      Intro2:00 to 4:15       Experience Over TellingQuestion: Let's assume you might have to work with or encounter someone who is not so agreeable to this notion of disrupting quietly, how would you suggest working with folks like that to get them to see the necessity of hopeful, quiet change?We cannot tell anyoneIf someone has a clear view about how change happens, telling them won't work because they won't listen to the idea that there's another wayGive them the experience of itWhen Sue is working with people: truly listening and enabling them to feel heardSue practices Killer Questions in her coaching practiceSue believes we enable others to experience what's there4:15 to 15:35       The Quiet Disruptors BlogQuestion: One of the ways I've noticed you doing that (enabling to experience) is your blog. Would you tell us a little bit more about that.2018 was the early exploration and growth of Quiet DisruptionNot a simple formula but letting it breathe and growSue realized she needed to begin writing  The Manifesto was writtenSue committed on 9th September 2018 and wrote daily - has not stopped since that daySue's intention: (1) Only write what she knew was real and in the present; and, (2) being prepared to peel off the layers, share, be vulnerable and expose more of herselfThe blog post is usually written for the next morningSue has committed to publish - now what do I write?Content: walking the valley, noticing, thinking, observing, what is important, how to share itThe experiment in writing: being present, being real, not giving answers but provoking thought and with a surpriseAims of Sue's blog post writing: inspire, encourage, and provoke so the reader can thinkHost: Harvesting comes to mind as Sue walks through the valley: ideas, thoughts, images. The other is the reveal. After 3 decades in storytelling the experience is that the best tellers use a reveal, the invitation to vulnerability, to humanness, the story burns your bones. The world is in need of those narratives of depth. There is more here than you get at first blush; and if you are willing to go with me we can discover that together.  Harvesting is a reflection of the 15 years Sue and (her husband) Steve have inhabited their valley; they know it quite well as home and base for creativityCOVID increased isolation for Sue; incoming and outgoing client work stoppedA gift of COVID has been immersion in the seasons to greater extent than previously experiencedWhat's different is the immersion in the living cycle of life and a different harvest, an awareness of our connectednessHarvest is also a deeper awareness that we “inter-are”. [Thich Nhat Hanh]Sue's awareness of our integratedness has an effect on creativity, personhood, writing, and offers hope, of meaning  for existence15:35 to 21:05       Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without ShoutingThe unexpected gifts born of all the many challenges, suffering, turmoil still balances on hope. Who could have imagined there was good and hope to be experienced? Jane Goodall's newest book is hope. Suzanne Sinard's work on integrated forests as hope. And now Sue with the quality of hope. Question: is this notion of hope what gave rise to your book Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting OR, in the process of writing did you access hope?For Sue hope has always been a thread for her, but it has at times been pretty buriedDoing the work on the book, Quiet Disruptors, helped to bring the thread of hope nearer the surfacePart of that feeling of ties back to a prayer by Rob Bell: “I pray you are as honest with God as you are more and more open to your role in the ongoing creation of the world.”  Host: “I just love that! It belongs on a billboard.”What struck Sue is the search for meaning that all of us have; Sue had completely lost sense of who she was, her contribution to the world, meaning, belonging, purposeThe Rob Bell prayer was the support as Sue created her work and writingWriting draws so much out of us it is our essential self and workWe craft from the essence of who we areAs more people recognized what Sue was saying she was also re-uniting with herselfSue's book is also a rallying cry for The Others to join in with their unique contribution.It is our job to use our voice, to be the change we want to see and being prepared to be change   21:05 to 31:05       The Process of Writing the Book  I understood you to say at some time - correct me if I got these words upside down and backwards, “The book is the road & the practice.” Is that correct? Lets do it this way: tell us something about the process of writing this book.Sue wrote it 4 times over from start to finishPeople told Sue she had to write the book because everyone should know this Until Sue was clear what the book was there for, the process of drafting versions 1 thru 4 was the process of discovery - over a long time of edits and redraftingBy the 4th iteration Sue realized she was writing a book of advocacy: there are people in our midst we need to listen toListen (!) because these people are not shoutersSue's book is also for those who wish to develop their voice further; the last part of Sue's book is more like a handbook3 Key Points: (1) we cannot do change on our own and we need to belong; (2) calling herself a writer and peeling off the layers to expose one's true voice; and (3) finding the space/environments where Sue (and the rest of us) will flourishPartway through the writing process Sue and Steve changed churches because they realized they needed to change their space and belong with a different group of people  Sue has greater clarity and permission about the environment to flourish and write wellSue (and the Host) does her best thinking while walkingThe challenge: a Quiet Disruptor can become isolated (the Host recognizes this intimately); so they must pay attention to the challenges of this way of being  Question: How does a Quiet Disruptor go about inhabiting the role and do what they came to do without becoming invisible?Requires perseveranceRequires paying attention to what's going on insideSue is more attuned to when she is “drying up”, giving herself permission to play, seeking what she needs to flourishand saying “no” to the restSue asks, where do I need others and nourishment?  Sue cites a favorite podcast, “On Being” and giving herself time to reading poetryQuiet Disruptors might find themselves on the edge; but the belonging will feed youTip: find and invest in nourishment and belonging CloseQuestion: As we begin to close, is there something that was left unsaid?I am here. I am now. This is joy.I am here. I am now. This is joy.Before I say thank you to Sue I want to mention that all social media links and connections to Sue Heatherington, her blog and her book, Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting will be posted in the Episode Notes. Please make sure you drop by her website, subscribe to her blog and purchase a copy of her book.  Thank you very much, Sue, for walking along with us and sharing your story of quietly disrupting the status quo so that folks might think before they speak and read before they think and ask questions with grace, stubborn courage and belonging.  Thank you. It's been a delight to be with you.We could do this all day!!Here we are, at the end of the road but not the journey. Thank you for listening to Part 2 of this episode of Stories From Women Who Walk with your host Diane Wyzga and my guest Sue Heatherington, Quiet Disruptor, blogger, author of the book Quiet Disruptors:Creating Change Without Shouting, and a catalyst for pioneers, innovators and change-makers who joined us from her small valley in Swansea, Wales.  We hope you found hope, inspiration, and practical tips in our conversation about quietly disrupting, belonging and changing the narrative.  You're also invited to check out over 450 episodes of this podcast Stories From Women Who Walk found on Simplecast, your favorite podcast platform, including Android, and my website: Quarter Moon Story Arts. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, and join us next time! You will have wonderful company as we walk our lives together.  BIO/ABOUT  Sue Heatherington offers fresh sight from the quiet edge and believes that our words shape our reality. She is a writer and host of Waterside Conversations from a little valley in South West Wales.Sue coined the phrase 'quiet disruptor' in 2018 when trying to make sense of the journey of her life and work. Her book Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting was published in January 2021 and has been read across the globe.Her short daily pause points combine words of inspiration, provocation and encouragement, with a beautiful photograph from her home in the valley, which she shares with her husband, learning disabled brother and a herd of alpacas.Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting is available on Amazon in printed and Kindle versions. The short ebook Being Seen and Heard… Quiet Disruptors: Companion Notes for People Professionals is also available for free to those who have the main titleLINKS to Stay in Touch With Sue:email: sue@quietdisruptors.comhttps://thewaterside.co.uk/  https://quietdisruptors.com/  linkedin.com/in/sue-heatherington-98a87013https://twitter.com/SueWaterside Stories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga: Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Entering Erdenheim from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicSound Editing: Darwin Carlisle & First Class ReelsAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit and attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts   

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: Acclimate to Your Project

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:10


Hello to you listening in Athens, Greece!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.The other day I was talking with my friend and coaching colleague Jeffrey Tan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He's my December 2021 guest on Stories From (mostly) Women Who Walk.I mentioned a project I have on Whidbey that feels daunting to me. Jeffrey suggested acclimating like he acclimated to thinner air when trekking the high altitude mountains on the Annapurna Circuit within central Nepal. [To acclimate (or acclimatize) means that one adjusts physiologically or behaviorally to a change in environment in order to remain well and healthy in the new conditions.]As he and his group reached higher elevations the sherpas led them a short distance farther to stop, rest, breathe, and then return to camp. This up-and-back routine was repeated over a few days until the hikers adjusted to the decreased oxygen levels.Practical Tip: When you feel daunted, anxious, maybe even short of breath contemplating the project ahead of you, take time to acclimate. Slow down, approach your project with small steps, take breaks when necessary. You will find you have what it takes to go the distance. Guaranteed! 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: Mindfulness Practices to Lighten & Brighten Your Day

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 2:00


Hello to you listening in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday.In contemporary Buddhist practice, as derived from the Zen (and Theravādin) traditions by my teacher Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, a "gatha" is a verse usually recited mentally in rhythm with the breath as part of one's daily mindfulness practice.Here's one for Waking Up:Waking up this morning, I smile.Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.I vow to live fully in each momentand to look at all beings with the eyes of compassion.And here's another for Walking Meditation:The mind can go in a thousand directions.But on this beautiful path, I walk in peace.With each step, a gentle wind blows.With each step, a flower blooms.Question: What practice lightens and brightens your day? 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Can or Will?

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 2:00


Hello to you Linda King Pruitt listening in San Juan Capistrano, California!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday.Edward Everett Hale (19th Century thinker) wrote, “I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”  My long time story galpal Linda and I used to meet every month at Stacks in Dana Point. We'd share pancake breakfast, coffee, and about 4 hours of conversation, stories,  ideas and more. Today we catch up by phone Linda with her latte and me with a dark roast in hand.I do miss those mornings at Stacks; but like every good friend Linda gave me something to remember her by. She taught me this motivator for those times when my courage fails me: “I am. I can. I will. I am! I can! I will!”  Question: What will you do? And how will you do it? 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: The Uncertainties That Steered You to Your One Life

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 1:55


Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you'll say, "Thanks for the memories."Hello to you listening in Kahramanmaraş City, Turkey!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday.Perhaps like me you've looked at the many ups and downs of your life- especially the downs - and wondered what was it all for? How did they do me any good?“Our lives are steered by uncertainties, many of which are disruptive or even daunting, but that if we persevere & remain generous of heart, we may be granted a moment of supreme lucidity - a moment in which all that has happened to us suddenly comes into focus as a necessary course of events, even as we find ourselves on the threshold of a bold new life that we had been meant to lead all along.” [excerpted from A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles] Story Prompt: Step back a moment and consider: How did all those daunting episodes deliver me to the life I'm meant to lead? Write that story!Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
How Quiet Disruptors Are Rearranging Our World for the Better Led by Sue Heatherington. Part 1.

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 38:24


Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk. You'll recognize yourself in these true-life stories from women who are walking their lives while their lives walk them and the lasting difference these journeys have made. I'm your host, Diane Wyzga.Today my guest is Sue Heatherington, writer, catalyst and thinking partner for pioneers, innovators and change-makers who want to cultivate a better change perspective in the world. In 2018 Sue coined the term “Quiet Disruptor” as a short-hand introduction to her unusually broad back story, which includes 10 years as a pioneering public service chief executive. Now, Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting is the title of her newly published book.Sue is joining us all the way from Swansea, Wales where she writes daily thought-provoking blog posts while inviting us to explore her valley through the lens of her camera. I've invited Sue to talk with us about the practice of writing, changing the narrative around conversations and belonging, her manifesto, her book, and most significantly doing it all without shouting. Welcome to the podcast, Sue!Minutes 38:2400 to 4:02       Intro and AlpacasSue (along with her podcaster husband, Steve Heatherington) are raising about 45 AlpacasDid you know that alpacas hum?They also anxiously look around: “Where's the baby! Where's the baby!”Some cluck to their babies weeks before the babies are bornSue learns so much from them4:02 to 6:28       Start From Where You AreHost: One of these fine days we will return to travel and Wales - among other places - is on my hiking itinerary. If I met up with you on one of your favorite walks, where is it and what might I notice about you?Sue smiles!Sue's valley makes she feel so good, to be in her own skinSue strolls to be where she is instead of fast walking to get somewhereSue is a wanderer, taking everything in, open to seeing what she needs to noticeSue is a stopper and a looker and a listenerSue's intention is to be very presentHost: Sue's blog posts with her photography comes from a place of slowing down, pausing and being aware.6:28 to 20:05       A Bit of Back Story. Before we get to your manifesto and your book, entitled Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting, I'd like to know a bit about how you coined the term “Quiet Disruptor” in 2018. Would you share with us how that came about and what you discovered about yourself in that process.A beautiful defining moment that Sue didn't see comingSue had gone through challenging times professionally and personally and not expecting beauty to emergeSue's approach (how can we do this differently) is not traditional and may make folks uncomfortable, like The Emperor's Clothes storyHealth, family, and Sue's own purpose, direction and income challenges together created a constellation of taxing and trying times and then Sue's diagnosis of breast cancerOut of all of this acute chaos, in her recovery time Sue was exploring “Now what?”Sue joined an online community with Bernadette Jiwa and coined “Quiet Disruptor” as a means of introducing herself with honesty but without dramaAlso reading David Hieatt and The DO Lectures As well as Susan Cane and her Quiet Power book  Being a Quiet Disruptor is Sue's life - in a quiet voiceAfter Sue began using this phrase she was stunned by how much people were drawn to it and wanted to use it as well: I can be a change-maker my own way; I feel seen and heard. Quiet Disruptor changes how people perceive themselves because change is theirs to say and do - call out the status quo, etc. but differentlyNow the “do” happens: as a way of changing the conversation for folks Sue wrote a Manifesto to enable those who want to be seen and heard to have a way to quietly disruptSue was seeing that the voices of the Quiet Disruptors were experiencing their time having come as a collective connective, to say, do, explore and createOne person can no longer be The HeroOrganizations will have to be on the forefront of the global changeHost: an unrealistic burden to expect The One to have the answers, especially when imposed by society. If The One has no answers or, not the right answers they might push, shove, shout or masqueradeSue is extending a welcome to The OthersCome on board and work together, all voices are to be heard    20:05 to 36:30       Manifesto for Quiet DisruptorsThe word Manifesto is strong, a public declaration of intention, of design. Would you give us the opportunity to hear your Manifesto.Sue reads her Manifesto as an advocate for Quiet DisruptorsWe need Quiet Disruptors and here's why.Host: There is so much in the invitation to come along. People drawn like filings to a magnet. Sue named qualities or attributes shared by the Quiet Disruptors: stubborn courage, do work quietly and insistently. Question: How might we notice change makers among us or even notice if we could be a change maker?Those who have read Sue's book and claim the Quiet Disruptor label for themselves, are self-identifyingBeing seen and heard is keySue uses tree and fruit as metaphor to explain how to notice the others.The Others have certain characteristics which we recognize: thoughtfully curious, how they are in the world, with others, those who ask the questions, delve deeper, join the dots, see the bigger picture, expression of creativity, the effect on othersHost: I imagine you have people and situations in mind. Question: would you share a few who are already carrying on as a Quiet Disruptors.The book highlights who is already out there - some well known, some not so well known - making courageous connectionsOne example: Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, MD:  as a practicing physician could see her patients in a way colleagues could not. Also saw that her colleagues were unseen and unheard and became protectively hardened. Remen shifted this experience and radically changed clinical practice in the United StatesHost: One woman begins the shift and then change happens over the course of time. Similarly in the legal profession. Litigators who learned to tell their own stories - doing an archeological dig on themselves - were better able to tell their clients' stories. Being seen and being heard goes toward our understanding and being understood.So often people struggle to listen deeplyThe traditional model is waiting to get the next word inCultivating your curiosity has more value in the questionsWe are at a space of asking deeper questionsQuestion: Let's assume you might have to work with or encounter someone who is not so agreeable to this notion of disrupting quietly, how would you suggest working with folks like that to get them to see the necessity of hopeful, quiet change?Here we are, at the end of the road but not the journey. Thank you for listening to Part 1 of this episode of Stories From Women Who Walk with your host Diane Wyzga and my guest Sue Heatherington, Quiet Disruptor, blogger, author of the book Quiet Disruptors:Creating Change Without Shouting, and a catalyst for pioneers, innovators and change-makers who joined us from her small valley in Swansea, Wales. We hope you enjoyed and are motivated by our quietly disrupting conversation. We'll be back in a week with Part 2.You're also invited to check out over 450 episodes of this podcast Stories From Women Who Walk found on Simplecast, your favorite podcast platform and my website: Quarter Moon Story Arts. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, and join us next time! You will have wonderful company as we walk our lives together.About Sue Heatherington  Sue Heatherington offers fresh sight from the quiet edge and believes that our words shape our reality. She is a writer and host of Waterside Conversations from a little valley in South West Wales.Sue coined the phrase 'quiet disruptor' in 2018 when trying to make sense of the journey of her life and work. Her book Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting was published in January 2021 and has been read across the globe.Her short daily pause points combine words of inspiration, provocation and encouragement, with a beautiful photograph from her home in the valley, which she shares with her husband, learning disabled brother and a herd of alpacas.Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting is available on Amazon in printed and Kindle versions. The short ebook Being Seen and Heard… Quiet Disruptors: Companion Notes for People Professionals is also available for free to those who have the main titleLINKS to Stay in Touch With Sue:email: sue@quietdisruptors.comhttps://thewaterside.co.uk/  https://quietdisruptors.com/  linkedin.com/in/sue-heatherington-98a87013https://twitter.com/SueWaterside Stories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga: Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Entering Erdenheim from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicSound Editing: Darwin Carlisle & First Class ReelsAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit and attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: What Must We Drop to Create Next?

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 2:05


Hello to you listening in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.My sister's rescue dog, Macarena, enjoys - like most dogs - a game of catch. When Macarena has that big red rubber ball in her mouth she looks like she's swallowing a ripe tomato. And, like most dogs, Macarena loves treats!  I can hold one in my hand while she sits for a moment and calculates. You can almost see the wheels turning: How to grab the treat but *not* let go of the ball? Never happens. She drops the ball, grabs the treat, and I scoop up the ball to play the game all over again.  The most powerful starting point for most endeavors is to ask: What can I eliminate to clear the way forward? What might have been useful to me - maybe even brilliant - in the past could now be distracting me or, even holding me back from envisioning my next creation? I have a few of these!Question: What ball will you drop to get your treat?Bonus Video: Faithful Hound A musical portrait of dogs and friendship across time. The song was written and performed by Steve Schuch, Night Heron Music (ASCAP). If interested in a concert to benefit dog rescue and animal shelters, contact Steve Schuch through his web site:  www.NightHeron.com60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: A Charm of Hummingbirds

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 2:26


Hello to you Tania Marien of TalaTerra  listening in Riverside, California!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.I love language. And I love the delight with which language celebrates the Animal Kingdom. Here on Whidbey we have quite a few creatures large and small.  A Murder of CrowsA Cast of SparrowsA Coronation of TernsAn Unkindness of RavensA Murmuration of BlackbirdsA Scurry of SquirrelsA Flame of EaglesRomp of OttersA Cauldron of BatsA Parcel of DeerA Mischief of MiceA Whisker of CattleA Gaze of RaccoonsA Congregation of PloversA Parliament of OwlsA Charm of HummingbirdsMaybe where you live there is : An Embarrassment of PandasA Gang of ElkA Shiver of SharksA Pride of LionsA Streak of TigersA Sloth of BearsA Troop of BaboonsA Shrewdness of ApesA Dazzle of ZebrasA Shadow of JaguarsA Flamboyance of FlamingoesQuestion: What else can you add to this magnificent list?Suggested Link to Animal Groups 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

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60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: If You Are Busy Spend an Hour in Nature

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 2:10


Hello to you listening in Hadera City, Israel!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday.They say, “If you're busy spend an hour a day in nature. If you're very busy, spend two hours a day.”I have a few tips to help you begin to practice Time Out.Start small being gentle with yourself. Taking a few minutes to breathe in and out mindfully - aware of your breath entering and leaving your body - might one day become your daily meditation practice.Consciously give your body a rest. Invite your feet to touch the earth. Encourage your shoulders to drop down. And, if you don't quite feel like smiling, turn up one corner of your mouth and soon the other will follow.The power of the pause. My teacher Thich Nhat Hanh pauses before he turns a door handle to enter a room, pauses on the threshold of that room before he enters, pauses before he gives a dharma teaching.  Question: What else can you do to slow down your own busy good self?60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

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60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: What Is the Smallest Gesture You Can Offer to Delight the World?

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 2:10


Hello to you, Charlotte Wittenkamp, listening in Tisvildeleje, Denmark!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate your Monday.On my last day in Finisterre, Spain, I walked the wide beach to calm my anxiety about returning home. So much trash had come in on the tide; how to pick it all up? And, like magic I saw a discarded 5 gallon plastic bucket. Staggering under the weight of what I collected I stopped in the doorway of the bar/restaurant asking: ¿Dónde está la papelera para esta basura? (Where is the bin for this trash?)The barkeep pointed outside. Back inside the bar I ordered a grande Cerveza for my labors. My money was refused. One of the locals turned to me and said, “It's for you - for cleaning up the beach.”Even our smallest gestures delight the world. When you feel your worst step outside and offer a kind gesture. It will re-awaken our universal spiritual heart. Guaranteed!Question: What is the smallest gesture you can offer to delight the world today? 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

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60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Let It All Go! Let It All Slide!

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 1:50


Hello to you listening in Quito, Ecuador, South America!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you'll say, "Thanks for the memories."At Deer Park Monastery we sing a song called We're All Moving. Click here to listen.  The lyrics go like this:"We're all movingOn a journey to nowhere,Taking it easy,Taking it slow,No more worries,No need to hurry,Nothing to carry,Let it all go."For today, choose to let go of something, let it slide. Skip the email. Shut off the phone. Leave the dishes til tomorrow. Let someone else take out the trash. Whatever it is you choose, let it all go, let it slide......Story Prompt: What did you choose to let go? How did it feel to take back that time for you? What will you let go next? Write that story!Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story.60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts