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By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC From November 2015 through June 2016 seven “Narrative ‘Tradecraft’” blogs, among diverse other topics on this site, explored Perspective, Imagery, Revision, Metaphor, Diction, Conflict and Rhythm as both elements of writing and tools for living an intentional(ly healing) life. These seven elements first took on
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By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Some readers may be familiar with one of the many versions of the story of a farmer whose neighbors feel he is the luckiest man they know because of his prized stallion. When the horse jumps the corral and escapes, however, his neighbors are sure
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July 25, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC “Unaware that our stories are stories, we experience them as the world.” – David Loy1 Each of us lives, tells and writes our individual stories within the often unconscious influences of direct experience, personality, moods, family, culture (in the broadest meaning of
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June 23, 2016 By Reggie Marra Sentence length impacts our attention, breath and understanding as we read. Sentence complexity, which emerges amid the maze of sentence length, diction, punctuation, metaphor, imagery, content and reader capacity, provides the sentence with a unique rhythm and sound – each of which is affected
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May 16, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC A traditional narrative arc – whether onstage, onscreen or on the pages of a book – often includes an exposition, in which we learn some background information about what has happened already – a pre-story or prequel, if you will; followed by
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February 11, 2016 By Lois MacNaughton, BA, ACC, Not too long ago I was doing a crossword puzzle and one of the clues was HEALING.  All four spaces were empty so I pondered the possibilities and looked at the adjacent clues which led me to the desired answer of CURE.  Now
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January 25, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC To revise, or re-vision, is to see again where our healing narrative wants to go. While revision is often considered a close cousin of editing and proofreading, each of which does involve a distinct type of “seeing again,” a true re-visioning has
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January 6, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC Many students and coaches are surprised by a focus on creating a coaching topic, which we also refer to as a healing topic, in our method of coaching at Teleosis Institute. A key goal of the initial visit is the establishment of
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November 9, 2015 By Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC We are coming to understand health not as the absence of disease, but rather as the process by which individuals maintain their sense of coherence and ability to function in the face of changes in themselves and their relationships with their
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