• Stories of moral courage are stories that focus on the expression of bravery to enact interpersonal values or ethical standards in the face of challenge. Stories that focus on choosing to do the right thing have

  • Henry David Thoreau was on to something very crucial for our time when he asked, “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” Empathy is a gift that enabl

  • It’s not always that easy to speak with your own voice, to know how to express your own truth, or even to know that you have a voice of your own. There are many things throughout our lives that can suppress the d

  • There is a long spiritual and civic history to the practice of nonviolence, or the use of peaceful means to bring about social, political, or desired change. This is usually built upon a belief in moral or

  • This may have been something that we resisted at first, maybe because we thought it didn’t feel natural. But then after the experience of collaborating, we might have realized how natural and fulfilling it r

  • These are the kinds of stories that often go untold or even unexpressed. That’s why this may be one of the most important stories to tell. To enjoy and recognize the good qualities of someone or something is not o

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein

    There is a place where the sidewalk ends
    And before the street begins,
    And there the grass grows soft and white,
    And there the sun burns crimson bright,

  • Whether we think about it or not, we all have a deep regard, respect, or reverence for something, whatever it might be. How could we not? Reverence can take the form of a feeling, attitude, emotion, or even

  • We are all world wanderers, global nomads, descendants of ancestors who set out from one origin some 70,000 years ago on a long migration that covered the entire earth. We are more than the particular heritage we

  • To enable or assist someone to envision, grow into, and realize their fullest powers, potential, and dreams is an unsurpassed way to fully alter the direction of another’s path. It is also one of the more t

  • The illusion – or the reality – of separation is all too real to us. The ideal, or the goal, of inclusivity is much more desired by many. Experiencing and practicing equal access to all, whether for opp

  • Everyone has some kind of ambition, hope, longing, yearning, or aspiration that inspires them toward something beyond where they currently are. This is part of our development toward who we want to become. A

  • When events or circumstances happen by seeming chance, or serendipitously, that are meaningfully related but seem to lack a clear causal connection, this is synchronicity. These appear as coincidences but can be

  • When two or more entities, individuals, groups, or organizations come together either in a planned or unplanned way to interact or cooperate in ways that produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their

  • Stewardship is first and foremost an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources, such as the environment and nature, the economy, health, property, information, theology, and cultural

  • Peace is a timeless and universal vision; yet it has many definitions and understandings. One way to see peace is all the ways it can be imagined. Peace is a quality within us as well as a condition all around us.

  • What does it mean to take responsibility for our world, and how do we do this? Beyond awareness, we each find our own way to bring into action our understanding of the vital role we have to play as we experience

  • 100 Word Stories
    In what might be a typical one-page story or less, think of this as what you might tell as a summary version of a memoir or part of your life story that matters most to you. This could be an

  • 50 Word Stories
    This length allows you a little room to reach for a detail or two in telling the deep structure (beginning, muddle, and resolution) story of what has mattered most in your life. In 50 words, try

  • 25 Word Stories
    This length of a story allows you to stretch out your essence a bit, to add a bit more feeling or emotion to this story of who you are at your core, of what matters most to you. Staying with the

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