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    David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman---The Call/The Invitation Part 3/3

    David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman---The Call/The Invitation Part 3/3

    David and Suzanne continue their moving discussion around 'doing better than rushing to return to normal' after things shift once again with COVID 19.

    This episode dwells in the land of opportunity: What could things look like for us as a people, a world, an environment should we thoughtfully, purposefully move with the new things ushered in despite the chaos vs desperately trying to 'get back' to what was once upon a time---back then?

    There is such beauty in their words!

    I will borrow a saying from David: "Like  pinatas of wisdom..."

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    David Kopacz is an author, painter, TLA member and psychiatrist. He lives in Seattle, WA.

    Twitter: @davidkopaczmd

    Blog: https://beingfullyhuman.com/

    Website: https://www.davidkopacz.com/

    Instagram: davidkopaczmd

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    Suzanne Richman is an education consultant, had founding roles within Goddard College in Vermont, she has expertise and passions within the realms of trauma, grief, social activism. She is a self-confessed recovering academic. You can contact Suzanne at :   Suzannehummingbird@gmail.com.

    • 19 min
    David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman: The Call/The Invitation Part 2/3

    David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman: The Call/The Invitation Part 2/3

    David and Suzanne do some wrestling for us in this episode: 

    The push to 'return to normal' after a stretch of chaos. 

    *What could we miss as a people, a nation, a world? 

    *What questions could we be asking of ourselves right now, and one another? 

    *What gems could be squandered if we skip past this pause before the return?



    Their thoughts will cause you to slow your pace and move ahead with more intention and quite possibly in a different direction.

    Listening to them share is very centering.  And probably something you will want to repeat!



    Enjoy~

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    David Kopacz is a psychiatrist, a painter and an author. He lives in Seattle where he does transformation work with veterans and their stories. He is a TLA member.

    Twitter: @davidkopaczmd

    Blog: https://beingfullyhuman.com/

    Website: https://www.davidkopacz.com/

    Instagram: davidkopaczmd

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    Suzanne Richman is a passionate teacher within such realms as: Ethnobotany, Social and Ecological Medicine, Community Health Systems, Trauma and Transformational Leadership. She lives in Vermont, and is a TLA member. Suzannehummingbird@gmail.com.

    • 18 min
    David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman: The Call/The Invitation Part 1/3

    David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman: The Call/The Invitation Part 1/3

    The Call/The Invitation:

    *What happens if we did something better?

     *Better than return to what was before COVID 19? 

    *What if we slowed the rush to return?



    Seattle psychiatrist David Kopacz and Vermont educator/community activist Suzanne Richman extend an invitation to us all. It is not a passive request. By its very essence, the word 'invitation' suggests action, a response. These powerful TLA thought leaders ask us to RSVP to the call to reflect before we return.

    There are 3 parts to the core invitation. Each part is a meal-of-thought in itself.

    You are invited to savor!

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    Twitter: @davidkopaczmd

    Blog: https://beingfullyhuman.com/

    Website: https://www.davidkopacz.com/

    Instagram: davidkopaczmd

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    Suzanne Richman has her roots in education. She was the co-creator of the Earth Justice and Health Learning Alliance, and facilitated learning in fields such as grief and dying, trauma, social activism, and community health systems.  Suzannehummingbird@gmail.com.

    • 17 min
    Lyn Ford: The Masks We Wear

    Lyn Ford: The Masks We Wear

    Author,  speaker, storyteller and TLA leader Lyn Ford speaks with Host Beth  Turner about the eyes and the heart: A new way of communicating in a  time of chaos.

    Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller.

    An author many times over.

    A mama, grandmama and great grandmama—-and a good cook!

    Website: https://storytellerlynford.com  Contact info: friedtales2@gmail.com  Books etc.

    Newest:

    Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story

    Speak Peace: Words of Wisdom, Work and Wonder (both co-edited with Sherry Norfolk)

    Folktales and family heritage:

    Affrilachian Tales

    Beyond the Briar Patch

    Fiction and folktales:

    Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts

    • 16 min
    Lyn Ford: The Uninvited Guest.

    Lyn Ford: The Uninvited Guest.

    TLA  instructor, author and speaker Lyn Ford talks with Host Beth Turner  about a flood, a virus, other unwanted visitors and the things they  leave behind.

    Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller.

    An author many times over.

    A mama, grandmama and great grandmama—-and a good cook!

    Website: https://storytellerlynford.com  Contact info: friedtales2@gmail.com  Books etc.

    Newest:

    Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story

    Speak Peace: Words of Wisdom, Work and Wonder (both co-edited with Sherry Norfolk)

    Folktales and family heritage:

    Affrilachian Tales

    Beyond the Briar Patch

    Fiction and folktales:

    Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts

    • 18 min
    Lyn Ford: Masks, Capes and the Strength to Smile

    Lyn Ford: Masks, Capes and the Strength to Smile

    TLA leader and member Lyn Ford talks with Host Beth Turner about the things we wear during times of upheaval.

    Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller.

    An author many times over.

    A mama, grandmama and great grandmama—-and a good cook!

    Website: https://storytellerlynford.com  Contact info: friedtales2@gmail.com  Books etc.

    Newest:

    Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story

    Speak Peace: Words of Wisdom, Work and Wonder (both co-edited with Sherry Norfolk)

    Folktales and family heritage:

    Affrilachian Tales

    Beyond the Briar Patch

    Fiction and folktales:

    Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts

    • 17 min

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