Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Storytelling Season

This time of year is busy and crazy and also my absolute favorite.  I am in the middle of my storytelling season and my heart is bursting with gratitude and inspiration and so much god damn love.
Truth! (Photo Credit: Pinterest)

As a producer of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, I get to bond with a cast of storytellers that are brave and funny and full of life and all kinds of amazing.  
My coproducer Angela Amman and I running our first rehearsal.

I also get to meet businesses that sponsor our show that have their own stories to tell.  The woman in Detroit who pitched her idea for a bra shop, got the funding and went after her dream.  The therapists who help kids with special needs and their families, kids and families who bring me to tears with their strength and resolve and love.

Euro-Peds from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed on Vimeo.

The show is less than two weeks away, on April 26 at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit.  It is going to be phenomenal. (Click here for tickets.)

As a freelance video editor I get to create videos for nonprofit organizations like Charlottes' Wings.  I get to meet women who came together to make a difference in the lives of children suffering from illness and families who are grieving after losing a child.  I get to meet  and talk with children in the hospital and their parents and their caregivers.  
These men were playing beautiful music in the lobby of Children's Hospital when I was there. Music is healing and comforting.

The video will be shown at the benefit which is on April 25th (yup, the day before my LTYM show!). I will post it on my blog after the benefit.

I am blessed and honored and grateful that I get to help tell all the stories and help provide a platform for people to share their stories.  I am humbled and blown away by what people go through, what people survive, what people remember, what people hold onto, what people want to share.

And of course I'm still telling the stories of my own family on my blog, vlog and other places.  I was recently asked to share my love story on the lifestyle blog, The Best of this Life.  It was fun to look back at the past 17 years of my relationship with Tim.
(Click here to read the story.)

This season, this month of April, is also a busy time on my YouTube channel because I participate in VEDA (vlog everyday in April).  This month I haven't been quite as everyday as I'd like, but I'm hoping to end the month strong with stories everyday on my channel. Check out it out...

(Click here to watch the video.)

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