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By Reggie Marra, MA, PCC Besides being parts of the actual content of this post, what purposes do the single quotation marks, en-dash, parentheses, commas and exclamation point in the title serve, and which of them would be considered a substandard, or even incorrect, usage in formal writing? While this
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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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November 7, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Most of us have heard some version of not criticizing someone else unless we’ve walked a mile in his or her shoes. My experience with this is that it’s been thrown around by so many of us for so long without any
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October 10, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC As we in the U.S. move through the presidential debates and closer to election day, the power of story and the need for narrative healing are ever more compelling – here, and around the world. The first two principles of Narrative Health
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April 29, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC Ever wonder why some people are so good at selling? Or why politicians have such an easy time seeing the truth of their own argument?  Turns out that it’s in the way our minds work – it’s much easier for us to think
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April 20, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Diction refers to word choice as we’re using it here, and not to the expanded meaning in which it connotes a style of speech that results from a combination of accent, inflection and tone – i.e. someone’s diction is deemed “good” or
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March 24, 2016 Listen to Dr. Joel Kreisberg and Reggie Marra discuss the four principles of Narrative Health Coaching and the importance of allowing the Narrative into the process of Health Coaching. Interview Transcript Related Post Creating a Healing Topic Narrative ‘Tradecraft’ #6 – Conflict Narrative ‘Tradecraft’ #2 – Image(ry)
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February 9, 2016 We invite you to consider how your healing narrative increases resilience in a way that allows you to bounce forward rather than back. It’s not just creating specific behavioral targets, it’s understanding how I feel, how I experience, what is the story that goes along with the
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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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December 21, 2015 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC While it may be true that an image or picture can be worth a thousand words, in our less quantitative approach to narrative healing, an image is that which the words bring to mind – the picture that the words conjure for
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November 15, 2015 By Reggie Marra, MA, IMC, ACC Perspective, or point of view – which I’ll use synonymously here, colors how we experience everything, and in many ways is the foundational element with which we work in our Living Poems, Writing Lives course. We engage various “tools” as both
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