Well, typical Monday; by that I mean I really should have posted this, oh….last week.
I just happen to be doing a two hour guest appearance on Spooky Nights Radio TONIGHT at 11pmEST-1amEST, if you happen to be awake, gimme a call after heading here: http://t.co/gv8DFHc to find me!
I am so excited for Tuesday’s 11/16 show; Storyteller Cathryn Wellner, a friend I made on twitter and one of the most wonderful women my psychic antennae has had the fortune to pick up on, will be my very special guest!
After one decade as a school librarian and another as a professional storyteller, California-born Cathryn Wellner found herself on a ranch in the middle of British Columbia’s Cariboo region. Although an urbanite by inclination and preference, she lived 30 miles from the nearest town and 300 miles from any major urban center. She soon learned how to midwife sheep, buck hay bales, and cook for a hungry crew.
While all of that was good story material, it did not pay the bills. So Wellner re-invented herself as a community development consultant. At first she did not have a clue what that meant, but one contract led to another. By the second contract, she realized that community development was about stories. Communities and organizations with stories that limited their options needed new stories.
Wellner’s reputation as a facilitator, project leader, and trainer became inseparable from her reputation as a storyteller. She led many successful projects, including the award-winning HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living in Northern British Columbia), a diabetes prevention program that takes a population health approach.
After a brief and satisfying stint as Storytelling Director for Stagebridge, an Oakland-based senior theater company, she returned to British Columbia to accept a position as food and health project manager for the Interior Health Authority.
A self-professed foodie, Wellner used a narrative-based approach to promote a healthier food culture throughout the region. She also taught storytelling skills and practice to health professionals, community organizers, educators, and social services workers.
All of this about Cathryn? Just gravy to me; she really IS one of the most spectacular human beings I’ve had the privilege to meet; considering I told one wife her husband needed to sit and spin on a cactus on air during my last guest appearance; that’s saying something.
This Wednesday, 11/17, we will be devoting Psychically Correct to taking YOUR questions; if you haven’t noticed yet (and a few of you have emailed me about it) the reason I’m not making “normal” posts other than guest appearances and radio show guests is because I’ve become a featured contributor to VividLife Uk; will try and remember to post links when a new article comes out.
Oh, and I’m also working on a new book; 80 pages in five days, and counting, so hopefully I’ll have some good news on that; my first crack at fiction!
Can’t neglect mentioning you can, and SHOULD find Cathryn on Twitter: @StoryRoute, and check her out on her own site: http://www.cathrynwellner.com/