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Hi. Welcome. I’m Monica.

I teach about the power of stories, help people figure out what stories they’re telling, and whether or not they want to keep writing those stories.

I play with ingredients, both in a metaphorical sense and in a concrete way.

And I work with shining folks who are curious about listening and stories and magic.

I use a cauldron of stones as my toolkit, pulling from the trainings, the life experience, and the teachers I’ve had along the way.

Any halfway decent adventure story involves a map to tell the hero, the journeyer, where the path is and sometimes where she’s going.

Constellations used to function as maps and they tell stories too.

I love all navigation tools, ancient and modern: sextants, compasses, astrolabes, apps… I wouldn’t get anywhere without their aid. (I still hold up my fingers to check right and left!)

Here are a couple of stars to guide you through my site.

smallsparkleIf you only read three of my posts, read these:

smallsparkleMany cultures have a variation of the Stone Soup legend. There are versions with a wise traveler passing through, a soldier(s) after wartime, and even one with 3 Chinese monks.  The essence of the story does not change though, no matter who passes through:  when people share what they have with the larger community, the end result is greater than the individual gifts that have been brought.

The stone soup story: a metaphor for basically everything in my life. Community. The gifts of the community. And in a micro version, our own lives are a stone soup. What stones are you putting into your pot?

smallsparkleFree stuff!

Here are some more shiny things to take on your journey. Check ‘em out.

smallsparkleSome love from people I’ve accompanied.

smallsparkleQuestions? Drop me a line.