storytelling

The Jennie Effect

For one couple, the quest for a little extra space turned into an improbable journey that centers around the tucked away history of a small house with a captain, and a very special young girl.   It’s called The Jennie Effect and our story starts here.  Sponsored by: JLB Images. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/impactually We’d…

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Beehold

From his work with local nuns looking for answers about their barren apple trees to his consulting with golf courses in natural habitat management to classrooms, and his own design workshop – he is a true beeliever in the good story – the gospel of abundance as taught by bees and he’s helping protect Wisconsin’s…

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Respect

Here we are a year into Covid and it’s still part of the landscape. But as restrictions ease, there is light at the end of the tunnel for those struggling to make ends meet. But, there’s one issue that cannot be fixed by open doors, micro-grants or stimulus checks, and that is the inequity of representation of women in the music industry.

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Testimony

For two Jewish women whose parents miraculously survived the Holocaust, storytelling as a means of remembering the tales of horror and heroism are part of their family legacies.  While their stories of loss and survival are different, they are bonded in their work as active voices of the Second Generation.  It’s called “Testimony,” and our story starts here.  Hanna Bloch…

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One’s Breath

We may call nurses humanitarian super heroes for any number of reasons, but at the end of the day they are people just like the rest of us.  For one nurse who for decades has been a champion and advocate for her patients and their families through some tough medical therapies – even death, the…

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Now What?!

Maria Yuan learned the meaning of democratic civic engagement by witnessing the journey of her immigrant family and how they embraced their duties as new American citizens. Her impact was to start Issuevoter.org – a non-profit civic engagement tool meant to all Americans.  For another, Emma Welsh-Huggins, it was a college experience: a broad range…

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Sound of Silence

Imagine, or maybe you don’t have to, caring for a dependent with a sensory processing disorder.  In the United States alone 1 in 20 people – children, teens and adults, experience some degree of difficulty filtering information from one or more of their heightened seven senses.  An overload of stimuli to their sight, hearing, sense…

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Forgotten

This is a true, ongoing story of David versus Goliath.  Of a tiny, 100-year-old Baptist church that – like David, stands alone in stark contrast to its neighbors – a towering apartment building to one side and a parking lot and open construction site to the other where church elders decry that well-funded developers are…

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The Last One Out

Think Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Harry Potter.  Dungeons and Dragons is a  game of where friends as fictional characters embark on imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting.  Each game is a quest. Each quest has a challenge. Ultimately, players must rely on one another to survive. But what happens when one…

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Moms on a Mission

Bridging humor with dreaming and exploring big ideas.  Taking risks.  Building trust.  Experimenting.  Valuing & encouraging play.  Children making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others with kindness.   Some schools are building curriculum around these uniquely human skills because we know young minds developmental success depends on it.  For two women,…

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