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022-SB Magical Moments & Synchronicities

In this episode we start off with a tale about the hidden folk from Norway. The recording was done live with an audience of friends & regenerative farmers. After hearing the story, the group was inspired by the story of to tell tales from their own lives related to synchronicity & magic. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Colibrí, Emory, Winsome, Jennifer, Phyllis, & Adam THE STORY CONNECTIVE IS 100% LISTENER SUPPORTED: If you support Story Connective's 501(c)(3) mission & vision of sharing inspiring...


021 Rhapsody and Loxley Talk Story About Their Travels and Inspirations

In this episode, Loxley & Rhapsody interview each other about what has inspired us to share stories, getting personal about our inspirations & motivations behind Story Connective. We share about some of the amazingly resilient & cooperative communities we got to experience during our Winter trip to Guatemala & Mexico. Then, we reflect on where we’ve been & where we are going as a podcast. We look forward to sharing our thoughts & ideas with you. Finally, we announce the winner of our...


020-RM Songs For Change

In this episode, you'll hear how the children at an elementary school became rock stars. Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School has become a model for how to use the arts to inspire children to reach their highest potential in the classroom, in the community, & beyond. We sat down with 2 educators, Melinda Caroll & Rae Takemoto, & heard the stories about an innovative arts integration project that combines classroom learning, science, garden learning, & music. Together, with the school garden as the...


019 Money-Wise Woman – Crystal Arnold

Crystal Arnold helps others define financial success in their own terms & cultivate true wealth. She is the founder of Money-Morphosis, the director of education at the Post Growth Institute, & is a money-wise woman & mother. Isn’t it odd that as important as money is in shaping our lives & the rules Western society, most people have a hard time talking about it? This has to do with our stories around money. In this interview Crystal talks about how she defines wealth, the ways in which...


018-SB Grow Some Good – Story Bridge

Here are some stories that come straight from the garden – the school garden. We collected these stories when The Story Connective was invited to do a Story Bridge workshop with Grow Some Good, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hands-on, outdoor learning experiences in schools. Our participants - garden coordinators, administrators, & board members - were prompted to talk about a time they experienced in the garden that a child will never forget. We can't wait to share with...


How To Think Like A Plant with Harriet Witt

Astronomer & primal scientist Harriet Witt presents us with a way to view the evolution of life on Earth through the lens of Hawaiian knowledge. CREDITS: Story & narration by Harriet Witt at Audio recording, audio & video production by Loxley Clovis at SPECIAL THANKS TO: The wisdom of the Native Hawaiian people Harriet Witt at Greg A Dunn at Our sponsor E.L.L.S.S.A. at If you support...


017-SB Stories of Food – Story Bridge

In this episode, we asked folks to talk about a significant moment in their lives around food, eating, & meals. We brought the Story Bridge Method to a local acting class for senior citizens in our community. Story Bridge is a community storytelling & performance method that has been used for decades all over the world to strengthen dozens of communities. The method guides a group of people to tell stories from their own lives & to deeply listen to other participants' stories. All the...


016-RM Designing for Food Security with Common Ground Collective

A lot of land is legally zoned to be producing more food than it currently is. If these properties had the support to be in food production, they could literally add tons of food to the food system. Common Ground Collective is a non-profit that has been designed to make it easy for people grow more food on their own property. They will employ mobile farmers with the skills & passion to transform unproductive land into blossoming small farms, & they will also provide the administrative &...


015 Wild Wisdom, Wild Weeds - Katrina Blair

Katrina Blair is the author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, a forager’s guide to ultimate food security. Few people have sparked my imagination more about what it means to be resilient than Katrina Blair. In her book she identifies 13 global survival plants – commonly considered weeds in American Culture – that are nutritious, medicinal, improve soil health, & naturally grow in abundance with absolutely no human effort. These plants grow everywhere humans live– from the Arctic Circle to the...


014-SB Story Bridge - Connecting Stories of Change

There is something really special about stories that come from our own geography - from the people with whom we share a culture of place. How amazing would it be if every town & city had a practice of gathering to share stories?! Well, for this episode, we used the Story Bridge Method to guide a group of people through a Talk Story Exchange in Wailuku, Maui. Participants were given a prompt: "Talk about a time when something radically changed in your home, yourself, or your community."...


013-FT The Nightingale - a story told by Rebecca Rhapsody

In this episode we tell you a lesser-known fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen about a melodious songbird during the Industrial Revolution. “The Nightingale” was originally published in 1843, as the machines of the Industrial Revolution were appearing in greater numbers around the world, & as engineers & philosophers were singing the praises of their advancement. In this story, Andersen masterfully juxtaposes the emergence of the machines of his time with this story about a...


012-RM Connecting Local: Music, Food, Community

This podcast episode is about music & how it can inspire a regenerative way of life. Enjoy the music & manaʻo (thoughts) of these amazing artists & farmers: Pat Simmons Jr, Paul Izak, & Evan Ryan. Learn about what inspires them, their community work, & about how Maui's Central Valley could be cultivated to benefit future generations. This episode is one of a series called Re-envision Maui, about an ongoing transition on the island of Maui. If you would like more background on this series,...


Cooperatives: Concern for Community

Curious about cooperatives? Annie Hoy has been outreach director at the Ashland Food Co-op for the last 20 years. The cooperative business model brings with it all sorts of possibilities for creating a resilient, thriving, local community. She & Rhapsody talk about how coops are enterprises by and for the people. She shares storied examples of how co-ops work, how they are governed, and how they serve community. CREDITS: Interview by Rebecca Rhapsody at Video,...


011-SA Social Artistry - Past and Future

Social Artistry is a field of study & set of practices that evokes the potential of individuals & groups. Social Artists engage with others to create more resilience & possibilities in their community. You are about to hear a candid & delightful conversation between four Social Artists of different generations & backgrounds - Lisa Nelson, Elisha Christopher, Judith Milburn, & myself - Rebecca Rhapsody. We share our thoughts & experiences of Social Artistry, how it inspires creative...


010 Seeds of Inspiration - Don Tipping

Don Tipping is a leader in the movement of saving seeds and protecting genetic biodiversity for generations to come. Don talks about why he does what he does, and he shares real stories and useful suggestions for those that want to contribute to supporting the resiliency of life. Don is a bioregional seedsman and owner of Seven Seeds Farm in Southern Oregon. He is the founder of Siskiyou Seeds, a fairly unique organic seed company which for over 20 years has grown much of its own seeds...


009 Amazing Is Your Birthright - Noah Rattler

Noah Rattler takes us on a journey into ourselves & beyond. We talk about everything from science fiction, to ancient Rome, to mental illness, to shifting society. Noah has some incredible ways of cultivating resilience in possibility in his own life. A few years ago he walked 1,800 miles from Houston to LA in the sweltering summer heat to raise awareness for homelessness, & to show his community & beyond how any human can do extraordinary things. We hear the story of his walk, his...


What is Story Connective?

The Stories we see & hear shape what we think is possible. We tell inspiring stories of resilience, possibility & cooperation. We also tell myths & folktales that connect us with deeper ways of being. This video is a short description of what we are seeking to do with our content. If you support Story Connective's 501(c)(3) mission & vision of bringing stories of resilience & possibilities to the world & would like to help our project, there are many ways you can help us: Share this with...


008 Free Food - a story by Rebecca Rhapsody

People come together & volunteer to feed the hungry free of charge in cities across the world based on idea that another world is possible. Rebecca Rhapsody of the Story Connective tells her experience with the Houston, Texas chapter involved in this global movement that shares donated food with people to address the issue of food waste. This telling took place in front of a live audience at the Tejas Storytelling Festival. If you support Story Connective's 501(c)(3) mission & vision of...


007-RM Planting Forests: Growing Hope - Art Medeiros

Hear the inspiring story of a group of people working together to reforest part of the island of Maui. Art Medeiros & the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project are protecting tracts of highly endangered forest as biological and cultural sanctuaries. Hawaiʻi is home to some of the rarest plant species on earth. It is known as the endangered species capital of the world. With the help of volunteer tree planters, the project has begun to successfully restore some of this remarkable native habitat...


Abundance Circle

Vicki Levin is a champion of locally grown food & community. She gathers up excess food produced by her friends' & neighbors' gardens & distributes it among them all. It's called the Abundance Circle. For example, when one member of the Abundance Circle has too many ripe oranges from their tree for their own household, they contribute the extra fruit to the Abundance Circle. Vicki collects everyone's excess produce & distributes it to the group. In this way, the person contributing the...