Workshops and Other Stuff
Mining Your Stories
– Whether for personal or professional use, it is important to capture your
stories and use them to inform, educate and entertain. In this workshop, you will be given a
host of worksheets to mine your stories.
This session can be offered to business owners or as a tool to get the
elderly to write their memoirs.
Required reading “Cowboy Mission…the Best Sermons are Lived…Not Preached”
by Barbara Sherf and Charles T. Sherf.
Making the Most of Your Dash
– This workshop is based on the poem by
Linda Ellis and book by Ellis and Mac Anderson titled “The Dash – Making a
Difference with Your Life.” We
begin with a DVD overview and reading of the poem, then review exercises in the
book before writing about Our Dash.
That is the – between the date we are born and the date we die. Focusing on that dash daily is what
really matters in life and you will learn how to do that in this session.
Flashback – Do you remember when women
wore hats and white gloves to go shopping and men wore bow ties and
pocket-handkerchiefs? In this
session, we’ll take a walk down memory lane with a look at the fashions of
yesteryear. Participants are urged
to bring a hat, bodice, shoe-hooks or other clothing item that typically isn’t
in use anymore. We’ll explore the
history of fashion themes from the 1900’s to the present.
Eat, Move, Live - What Our Furry Friends Teach Us About
Diet, Exercise and Life In this program,
participants will learn how animals have become teachers in the ways of eating,
moving and living. For anyone who has ever loved an animal and received that
love unconditionally, this talk will warm the heart and soul like a steaming
cup of chicken soup.
A Recipe for Lov
e - Some of the happiest
family memories are made in the kitchen.
Everyone cherishes a time when they baked cookies with
grandma or remember baking their first cake for Dad's birthday. In this
workshop, we will share simple techniques to establish cooking traditions
within a family that will last for years to come. Learn how to archive your family recipes and the stories
that go with them. Bring a recipe
or two to share with the group.
Remembering our Pets
– In this session,
participants are urged to bring objects, photos and stories about a current pet
or one who has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. We will talk about the life lessons are pets taught or
continue to teach us and celebrate the lives and stories of our pet friends.
I am a frequent contributor to the Chestnut Hill Local weekly newspaper and Life on the Hill magazine. Currently I am working on two cookbook project; the first is my own (untitled) book that contains interviews with chefs and restaurateurs about how they build their winning teams, coupled with recipes and team building exercises. Spring publishing date. The cookbook was conceived to help Cafette restaurant celebrate its 20th anniversary. Called Classic Cafette or Cafette Classics, regular customers are voting for their top 20 favorite recipes and we will share them along with the stories behind them.
I continue to do publicity in the Greater Philadelphia area and enjoy speech coaching. It is another way I can help capture your story. Go to http://www.CommunicationsPro.com.
In my down time, my cinematographer husband, who owns Location Lighting and Location Camera, and I take our golden retriever on the road in our 5th wheel camper and pickup truck. We love visiting friends who own Cafe Cimino in Sutton, West Virginia, Raystown Lake (near Altoona, PA) and our annual trip to Florida.