What I’m Doing Now

MY LIFE IN PARAGRAPHS

I’ve been developing the “My Life in Paragraphs” process, retreat-workshop and collateral. It’s been a dream for years now, and I’m finally building it out in a meaningful way. It’s designed around legacy storytelling. If you have a value, there’s an origin story behind it. I’ve developed a 7-step process to help people ponder and explore their legacy stories. I’m lit up by the experience people have when participating in my process. They see themselves in a new light. They evaluate their lives on a deeper level. They connect in a real way with those they share their stories with, be it family, friends or complete strangers. Often, they have a visceral experience of knowing and understanding that we’re all connected, that none of us are alone, that we are all a part of our greater human family. I’m committed to being a gentle evangelist for more love and connection in people’s lives, and for our planet.

FILMING

I upgraded my video camera last year and have been diving deeper into the technical aspects of using a camera — my interest is to capture beautiful images which communicate the essence of the persons I’m interviewing. It’s a full package, good sound, nice light and setting, provocative questions.

STORYCATCHER

We’ve updated StoryCatcher for iOS to a version I’m really proud of and stoked about sharing. It’s such a wonderful and simple tool. Give it a whirl. Join our mailing list if you want to be in the know: StoryCatcher website. We have a Trademark application in review with the USPTO for StoryCatcher. Submitted July 2018. Should be approved March 2020. It’s been a long process. Fingers crossed. We’re also dancing with some folks in conversation about White Labeling StoryCatcher. That’s exciting, too! (and we is Urs Brauchli and I — we are partners in North Beach Apps, LLC — home to StoryCatcher).

INTEGRATION

I feel we’re ready to move towards responsibly integrating technology into our human experience, and into our lives, in a useful way. I intend to be a positive part of that shift. I’m focusing on how to better integrate my interests in life story video interviewing, legacy storytelling for self-discovery, and bridging technology and connection in such a way that technology is a supporting tool for connecting us all rather than the distraction and disconnector it currently is. My views on social change near always involve looking at that pendulum swing. I feel we’re at the apex of change.

WORK

Meanwhile I’m producing a few family documentaries, an adventurous woman’s world travels, some business web videos, plus quietly building websites for a handful of clients.

FUN

For fun I hike in nature every chance I get, ride my mountain bike in the woods, and listen to people’s stories. I’m always interested in actively expanding my spiritual life and have recently made my way (back) to Agape Bay Area in Oakland; such a powerful and nurturing community. My Instagram account is witness to adventures I deem worthy of recording. 🙂

 

Derek Sivers is my inspiration behind creating a Now Page.

 

Updated: 11 February 2020