I'm attending a three day workshop that starts today that is facilitated by Patti Digh in Asheville, North Carolina. Patti is the author of a new book, Life is a Verb. I first met Patti several years ago when I hired her to do a workshop on diversity for the Drake Business Link at Drake University. As noted on her website:
This unique retreat will explore these questions:
- How do we make meaning of our lives through story?
- What are the stories we tell ourselves about others? About ourselves? How do those stories reduce us?
- What learning and significances are right in front of us, in the stories of our days?
- How can we move beyond the limits of who we think we are into what we were meant to be?
- In what ways can we relinquish our “role” in order to discover who we might be beneath the mask?
- How can we live more mindful, intentional lives by saying yes, being generous, speaking up, trusting ourselves, loving more, and slowing down?
Our weekend will be oriented more toward learning (a process that leaves us changed) than toward problem-solving (a process focused on changing our surroundings). We believe learning is most meaningful when it is embodied, not just intellectual. There will be space and time for individual reflection as well as group engagement.
I'm looking forward to the workshop and believe I will be able to bring my experience back to share with my students.