Welcome to Spring!

A time for rebirth, creating oneself anew, and the beginnings of the creative force of spring! The Greek story of Demeter and Persephone celebrates the springtime. Persephone, who had been spirited away beneath the earth by her uncle, (they did that in those days…) Hades, to become the Queen of the Dead, returns in theContinue reading “Welcome to Spring!”

You Are Perfect Just As You Are!

The words below from the film Hugo speak to the importance and interconnectedness of everyone and everything…You exist exactly as you should and your life will unfold perfectly. (That doesn’t mean you will get everything you want, but the story of your life is always an intricate masterpiece of sheer perfection!) “I’d imagine the wholeContinue reading “You Are Perfect Just As You Are!”

“I’m a Fabulous Writer. Why Do I Need an Editor?”

This common refrain is heard often in the editing and publishing world. What authors may not know, is that the process of editing is much more than grammar, punctuation, and a spelling check; though those are necessary tasks for any copyeditor or proofreader. Editing is the single most important component of the writing process.Careful andContinue reading ““I’m a Fabulous Writer. Why Do I Need an Editor?””

Don Quixote and the Mind’s Incessant Narratives…

When I work with others to “see through” their stories, I am often forced to confront my own narratives as well. It is, after all, due to the lack of true separation between us. But what do I mean about narratives? Narratives are the lifeblood of the mind’s existence. Everyday, every second in fact, storiesContinue reading “Don Quixote and the Mind’s Incessant Narratives…”

Welcome to Beyond the Story!

This blog is called “Beyond the Story.” Beyond what story? Well, everything is story.  The narratives and myths of history, and our many belief systems, are indicative of the ways which human beings communicate within themselves and with others. Symbols and stories are told and experienced in varying degrees of “real.” The stories we tellContinue reading “Welcome to Beyond the Story!”