Storytelling at Work
November 30, 2019
A Picture's Worth 1,000 Words

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What story would you tell about this man? Drawing recently made by my super creative daughter, Mimi.

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DECK THE HALLS: Woodstock Holiday Studio Sale Supreme

If you are looking for some extraordinary holiday gifts to buy your loved ones this holiday season, mosey on over to the home of one of Woodstock's most creative people, Elise Pittleman. A little something for everyone: crystals, birdhouses, paintings, drawings, and old pididdly link jewelry from her personal collection.

WHERE: 347 Zena Road, Woodstock, NY
WHEN: Saturday, 12/14; Sunday 12/15; 11:00 am -- 4:00 pm



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November 22, 2019
Evelyne Pouget People Portraits

If you are looking for someone to paint your portrait or the portrait of a loved one, you have come to the right place. The artist is Evelyne Pouget and she is now accepting commissions for 2020. The process for engaging her services is very simple. All you need to do is send an email to Mitch Ditkoff, her Agent/Rep (, and he/me will get right back to you with all the information you need in order to decide if her portraiture services (oil pastel or oil painting) are right for you. See below for samples of her work.


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NOTE: Evelyne also specializes in pet portraits
And horse portraits

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November 20, 2019
Fire, Gratitude, and the Full Moon


Wonderful photograph by Colin Pence, taken at the Full Moon Ceremony at the Charco, on November 12th, in San Miguel de Allende.

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November 15, 2019
The Wisdom Circles of San Miguel


San Miguel de Allende is famous for a lot of things -- its diverse culture, colonial architecture, hot springs, cobblestone streets, affordable living, great restaurants, town square, benevolent people, and Writer's Conference, just to name a few. One thing it is NOT famous for, at least not yet, is its Wisdom Circles.

If you have not heard of Wisdom Circles, you are in good company because they are a fairly new phenomenon in San Miguel. Created by Mitch Ditkoff, organizational change agent, and author of Storytelling at Work, and Storytelling for the Revolution, Wisdom Circles are a fascinating way to build community, inspire, elevate the conversation, and transmit wisdom one story at a time.


The premise of a Wisdom Circle is a simple one: inside of each and every one of us is a vast storehouse of meaningful experience, insight, and wisdom. What's missing, all too often, however, is the opportunity to share this good stuff with people who are in the right place to listen and respond.

That's what happens in a Wisdom Circle.

A small group of people (8-12) get together for two hours at a time, in a relaxed, skillfully facilitated forum (usually in someone's home), to share their stories with each other. Participation is voluntary. Some people are inspired to share their stories. Others are content simply to listen. Both are fine. No pressure. No sweat. No problema. Just good energy.

And while participants in a Wisdom Circle may not necessarily perceive themselves to be sages, wizards, or keepers of wisdom, the stories they tell prove otherwise -- especially when their stories are "unpacked" for meaning and resonance by the other people in the circle.


February 5: (7:00 -- 9:15 pm, address to be announced)
February 13: (5:00 -- 7:15 pm El Arbol de la Vida)

COST: 300 pesos

TO REGISTER: (no walk-ins)






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Digital painting: PougetDigital
What people are saying about Wisdom Circles
Wisdom Circle ground rules
Opening illustration : PougetDigital

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