Diving in the Moon Journal 2016


Welcome to the 2016 Online Issue of
the Healing Story Alliance Journal

Blaming The Chicken Tikka Masala
Or what happens when a storyteller has a stroke

Janet Dowling

Scheherazade On The Fourth Floor
Dan Yashinsky

Broken Bones
Jacqueline Jules

Bubbles ~ Clowning Around
Shirley Routliffe

Why I Keep At It ~ How Happiness Came
Joan Stockbridge

A New Story
Terra Lea Dennis

The Miracle
Patricia Rose Ballard Coffie

Story Shaping Grief ~ The Star Child
Susi Wolf

Paperman Jack And The Origami Mommy
Megan Hicks

Sharing And Creating Stories In A Mental Health Recovery Centre ~ Cresta And The Willow Tree
Lillian Rodrigues-Pang

Evil In The World Today
Kate Dudding

Stories that Spark Reflection ~ Generousity Bends The Road ~ Cooking Together, Trinidad Style
Faye Mogensen

i remember home (old stories)
Kwanza Msingwana

Listening Beneath The Weather:
A Storytelling Strategy For Healing In Haiti

Laura Simms

Another Man’s Shoes
Naomi Baltuck



Mary Louise Chown has told stories across Canada and in Australia and Great Britain, and has taught storytelling to all ages. Believing that that every story is a teaching story and all stories are sacred, she brings her shamanic training into her storytelling in healthcare settings and schools. She co-founded the Manitoba Storytelling Guild and has served as Storyteller in Residence at the Winnipeg Millenium Library. Mary Louise is also a trained artist, working in all media. She lives on a farm near the picturesque hamlet of River Hills in Manitoba, where she keeps bees and laying hens, makes art in her studio overlooking the water, and researches stories of local strong women.


Mosaic of Gail Rosen by Jo Tyler ©

Gail Burgan Rosen – For many years, I told stories, and facilitated storytelling workshops. I loved helping the Healing Story Alliance come to life and still value the work all of you do. Life brings change. For now, my focus is on the visual art of mosaics. I call them PeaceWorks Mosaics. PeaceWorks, because peace is what making them brings me, and I hope a little to those who see them. Please visit www.PeaceWorksMosaics.com.

Co-editors – Mary Louise Chown and Allison Cox

Layout and Design – Allison Cox

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