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What’s Your Social Spot?

friendship-bench

A few years ago, in a Zimbabwe village a mental health organization set up a bench in the centre of the town to address a high rate of depression among villagers.  It was meant to encourage people to share their

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The C.A.R.E. Model: Accept (Saying Yes!)

yes flower

The C.A.R.E. Model: Accept (Saying Yes!) It is a basic tenet of Improvisation, since Viola Spolin’s early Los Angeles classes to today’s widely-watched T.V. show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, that accepting an idea given by a playing partner (Yes) and

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How Do We Start at the Party?

join the party

I love children’s books. But now that my son is grown, I forget to reread them. Recently I dug an old favourite out of our collection of Keepers. It’s called “The Party” by Barbara Reid.   It is about two little

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