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Tag: Changing-Conversations

On…Continuing Education

August 4, 2016 0 Comments

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste”  So goes the very powerful fundraising campaign launched by United Negro College Fund in 1972. It’s one of the most enduring tag-lines Madison Avenue has brought the world. It endures because the sentiment is universal. Dust off the cobwebs, turn off the talking heads and find out what real […]

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On Storytelling & Learning to Repair the World

August 7, 2014 0 Comments

A few years ago when a colleague’s grandson was only 6, he came home from school having been taught the biblical story of Joseph. “Daddy, why did his brothers throw Joseph in the pit?” “Because Joseph was his father’s favorite. Jacob didn’t treat the other brothers as nicely.” The wee one went off. A good […]

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On Changing Conversations in Ireland

July 20, 2014 0 Comments

We tell stories in Ireland. Yet, we don’t talk enough in conversation about what our current and past realities are. Stories set our experiences in stone; a concrete past. Conversations allow us to evolve and to heal. In repeating, even our traumatic experiences from a distance, in a now safe environment, we re-experience them as our current […]

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Community Building, Wisdom & Cabbages…

September 5, 2010 0 Comments

In organising BizCamps, support and networking groups and now Carlingford Forum, the mission has been to create a safe space and to start a conversation that gets us thinking about ourselves and our communities in a new light. Think of this place as a fertile field. Our children are the seeds. Their yield will sustain […]

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