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David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman---The Call/The Invitation Part 3/3
David and Suzanne continue their moving discussion around 'doing better than rushing to return to normal' after things shift once again with COVID 19. This episode dwells in the land of opportunity: What could things look like for us as a people, a world, an environment should we thoughtfully, purposefully move with the new things ushered in despite the chaos vs desperately trying to 'get back' to what was once upon a time---back then? There is such beauty in their words! I will borrow a saying from David: "Like  pinatas of wisdom..." ------------------- David Kopacz is an author, painter, TLA member and psychiatrist. He lives in Seattle, WA. Twitter: @davidkopaczmd Blog: https://beingfullyhuman.com/ Website: https://www.davidkopacz.com/ Instagram: davidkopaczmd --------------------- Suzanne Richman is an education consultant, had founding roles within Goddard College in Vermont, she has expertise and passions within the realms of trauma, grief, social activism. She is a self-confessed recovering academic. You can contact Suzanne at :   Suzannehummingbird@gmail.com.
19:02
May 22, 2020
David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman: The Call/The Invitation Part 2/3
David and Suzanne do some wrestling for us in this episode:  The push to 'return to normal' after a stretch of chaos.  *What could we miss as a people, a nation, a world?  *What questions could we be asking of ourselves right now, and one another?  *What gems could be squandered if we skip past this pause before the return? Their thoughts will cause you to slow your pace and move ahead with more intention and quite possibly in a different direction. Listening to them share is very centering.  And probably something you will want to repeat! Enjoy~ -------------------------------------------------- David Kopacz is a psychiatrist, a painter and an author. He lives in Seattle where he does transformation work with veterans and their stories. He is a TLA member. Twitter: @davidkopaczmd Blog: https://beingfullyhuman.com/ Website: https://www.davidkopacz.com/ Instagram: davidkopaczmd -------------------------- Suzanne Richman is a passionate teacher within such realms as: Ethnobotany, Social and Ecological Medicine, Community Health Systems, Trauma and Transformational Leadership. She lives in Vermont, and is a TLA member. Suzannehummingbird@gmail.com.
18:21
May 21, 2020
David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman: The Call/The Invitation Part 1/3
The Call/The Invitation: *What happens if we did something better?  *Better than return to what was before COVID 19?  *What if we slowed the rush to return? Seattle psychiatrist David Kopacz and Vermont educator/community activist Suzanne Richman extend an invitation to us all. It is not a passive request. By its very essence, the word 'invitation' suggests action, a response. These powerful TLA thought leaders ask us to RSVP to the call to reflect before we return. There are 3 parts to the core invitation. Each part is a meal-of-thought in itself. You are invited to savor! ----------------------------------------- Twitter: @davidkopaczmd Blog: https://beingfullyhuman.com/ Website: https://www.davidkopacz.com/ Instagram: davidkopaczmd ------------------------------------------- Suzanne Richman has her roots in education. She was the co-creator of the Earth Justice and Health Learning Alliance, and facilitated learning in fields such as grief and dying, trauma, social activism, and community health systems.  Suzannehummingbird@gmail.com.
17:41
May 20, 2020
Lyn Ford: The Masks We Wear
Author,  speaker, storyteller and TLA leader Lyn Ford speaks with Host Beth  Turner about the eyes and the heart: A new way of communicating in a  time of chaos. Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller. An author many times over. A mama, grandmama and great grandmama—-and a good cook! Website: https://storytellerlynford.com  Contact info: friedtales2@gmail.com  Books etc. Newest: Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story Speak Peace: Words of Wisdom, Work and Wonder (both co-edited with Sherry Norfolk) Folktales and family heritage: Affrilachian Tales Beyond the Briar Patch Fiction and folktales: Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts
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May 9, 2020
Lyn Ford: The Uninvited Guest.
TLA  instructor, author and speaker Lyn Ford talks with Host Beth Turner  about a flood, a virus, other unwanted visitors and the things they  leave behind. Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller. An author many times over. A mama, grandmama and great grandmama—-and a good cook! Website: https://storytellerlynford.com  Contact info: friedtales2@gmail.com  Books etc. Newest: Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story Speak Peace: Words of Wisdom, Work and Wonder (both co-edited with Sherry Norfolk) Folktales and family heritage: Affrilachian Tales Beyond the Briar Patch Fiction and folktales: Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts
18:46
May 8, 2020
Lyn Ford: Masks, Capes and the Strength to Smile
TLA leader and member Lyn Ford talks with Host Beth Turner about the things we wear during times of upheaval. Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller. An author many times over. A mama, grandmama and great grandmama—-and a good cook! Website: https://storytellerlynford.com  Contact info: friedtales2@gmail.com  Books etc. Newest: Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story Speak Peace: Words of Wisdom, Work and Wonder (both co-edited with Sherry Norfolk) Folktales and family heritage: Affrilachian Tales Beyond the Briar Patch Fiction and folktales: Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts
17:38
May 7, 2020
"The Work that Reconnects" episode 3 of 3, with Jennifer Browdy
This is the 3rd episode of a 3rd part series with Jennifer Browdy, hosted by Beth Turner. Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Literature, and Communications: Bard College at Simon's Rock and Division Head, Languages & Literature Division. Aligning the Personal, Political and Planetary Through Purposeful Memoir Author: What I Forgot…and Why I Remembered: A Purposeful Memoir, 2018 International Books Awards finalist, and The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion, winner of a 2017 Nautilus Silver Award—see all books here. Publisher, Green Fire Press For information on writing workshops, editing and author coaching, visit Jenniferbrowdy.com **New for 2020: Write Your Memoir in a Year, a new coaching program! Find out more here. **Follow my new essay series, “21 Questions for 2020,” here. 
20:02
April 19, 2020
"Fully Human" episode 2 of 3, with Jennifer Browdy
This is the 2nd of a 3rd part series with Jennifer Browdy, hosted by Beth Turner. Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Literature, and Communications: Bard College at Simon's Rock and Division Head, Languages & Literature Division. Aligning the Personal, Political and Planetary Through Purposeful Memoir Author: What I Forgot…and Why I Remembered: A Purposeful Memoir, 2018 International Books Awards finalist, and The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion, winner of a 2017 Nautilus Silver Award—see all books here. Publisher, Green Fire Press For information on writing workshops, editing and author coaching, visit Jenniferbrowdy.com **New for 2020: Write Your Memoir in a Year, a new coaching program! Find out more here. **Follow my new essay series, “21 Questions for 2020,” here. 
17:06
April 19, 2020
"Memoir" episode 1 of 3, with Jennifer Browdy
This is the 1st of a 3rd part series with Jennifer Browdy, hosted by Beth Turner. Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Literature, and Communications: Bard College at Simon's Rock and Division Head, Languages & Literature Division. Aligning the Personal, Political and Planetary Through Purposeful Memoir Author: What I Forgot…and Why I Remembered: A Purposeful Memoir, 2018 International Books Awards finalist, and The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion, winner of a 2017 Nautilus Silver Award—see all books here. Publisher, Green Fire Press For information on writing workshops, editing and author coaching, visit Jenniferbrowdy.com **New for 2020: Write Your Memoir in a Year, a new coaching program! Find out more here. **Follow my new essay series, “21 Questions for 2020,” here. 
15:05
April 19, 2020
"Your voice in challenging times"-Host: Beth Turner Guest: Vanita Leatherwood
Poet and TLA leader Vanita Leatherwood talks about voice, power and position during times of crisis.  You can contact Vanita at:  4poeticpower@gmail.com Check out more on her blog at:   https://tlablog.org/2020/02/07/art-as-resistance-dragonfly-arts-magazine-seeking-submissions/ And for still more, please visit--TLA at: https://www.tlanetwork.org
52:19
April 6, 2020
A conversation with Gregg Levoy
Gregg Levoy, Kelly DuMar, and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg discuss following your passion and calling.
45:10
September 8, 2019
A conversation with Seema Reza
Seema Reza discusses her TLA work with U.S. military veterans, her latest poetry collection, and finding balance between caring for other and caring for ourselves.
33:22
May 10, 2019
Empowering Human-Trafficking Survivors: A conversation with Jennifer Jean
Kelly DuMar interviews Jennifer Jean about her transformative language arts work with survivors and asks Jennifer to read some of her own work. This is an opportunity for TLA practitioners to learn and share best practices for working with survivors in writing groups and be introduced to Jennifer’s model for facilitating free2write workshops for survivors. 
37:34
March 12, 2019