Cheryl MacNeil is a writer living in Scotia, New York. She focuses
on the small moments and stories in our lives that become sacred. The
stories of her life reflect what she holds most dear
family and friends. Cheryl says, "In my work with Hospice over
the past 7 years, I have learned that there is a power in telling our
stories and listening to the stories of others. Each time two or more
people sit down and begin to tell the stories that are deepest in their
hearts, healing takes place. It is important, not only to share your
own story but to listen to the stories of others."
At the Adirondack Mountain Retreat and Story Workshops Cheryl taught
a program that focused on developing the skills needed to both share
and listen. "'Talking on Sacred Ground: Telling our stories, healing
our hearts'" says Cheryl, "is designed to help people share
their sacred stories, healing the past and moving into the future. For
writers, tapping into that part of us that holds our deepest thoughts,
helps us to become better writers and better listeners. For centuries,
oral history was the only way to communicate the tradition of the family
and society as a whole. Telling the stories not only passed on the history
but brought people together in a universal space. Learn how to tap into
your own stories and to listen to the stories of those in your life."
Contact Cheryl about programs or workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org
or to Cheryl MacNeil, 303 Wren St., Scotia, NY 12302.
Link to Cheryl's website and blog at http://home.eartlink.net~cimacneil/