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      <h3 class=”graf graf–h3″>A Teaser for My 2nd Never-Before-Seen TEDx Talk!</h3>
      <p class=”graf graf–p”>For those of us that LOVE Joseph Campbell and the archetypal hero’s journey (where is it NOT?) I wanted to share an exciting update — I gave my second TEDx Talk last February at VCU, and it’s taken a few months, but I finally found out that the talk is going to be live next week! In the meantime, they gave me the first three minutes that I wanted to share. I’ll share the rest when it’s up on the TEDx site. In the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts…the rest of the talk might go in a bit of an unexpected direction — so stay tuned — enjoy…and “Welcome to the Greatest Adventure of Your Life!”</p>

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      <p class=”graf graf–p”>Best,</p>
      <p class=”graf graf–p”>TigerLilly (makes more sense when you see the rest of the talk)</p>

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      <p class=”graf graf–p”>What excites me the most is getting to use a bit more of my art in this talk as well too 🙂</p>
      <p class=”graf graf–p”>Hope you enjoy and remember that we all have stories — it’s SHARING them that changes us, our perspective, our world, and everyone around us. So read/tell/listen/google some stories!</p>
      <p class=”graf graf–p”><em class=”markup–em markup–p-em”>Stay tuned…</p>
      <p class=”graf graf–p”>See my<strong class=”markup–strong markup–p-strong”> first TEDx Talk here.</p>

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      <h3 class=”graf graf–h3″>Some extra notes…</h3>
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      <li class=”graf graf–li”>I gave two TEDx Talks in less than a year — you can download a <em class=”markup–em markup–li-em”>free guide to getting a TEDx Talk at<strong class=”markup–strong markup–li-strong”> and also check out my first TEDx Talk!
      <li class=”graf graf–li”>This talk was given at <strong class=”markup–strong markup–li-strong”>TEDx VCU all about Patterns (read my post about what makes patterns so importanthere.)
      <li class=”graf graf–li”>It’s also based on an early <strong class=”markup–strong markup–li-strong”>Huffington Post essay I wrote, Turn Your Life Into the Best Story You’ve Ever Read.
      <li class=”graf graf–li”><strong class=”markup–strong markup–li-strong”>In the works…this talk is inspiring my latest multidisciplinary play in development, “Trust/In-Development,”a performance with elements of magical realism and fantasy, exploring healing from trauma through the archetypal hero’s journey…

      Everyone loves a good story.  Is there a book or poem you’ve read that has always stuck with you?  A certain metaphor from a whimsical children’s story that resonated with you as a child?  I remember always loving the book Harold and the Purple Crayon.  I loved the idea of a little child being able to create his own world.  It made me feel like I could too.
      That’s the beauty of a metaphor: Through a larger vision, we can relate with our own unique stories.
      That is also the power of storytelling.  Everyone’s story is different.  But we all can relate to emotions.  If you’re human, you’ve felt sadness.  You’ve felt hunger, pain, joy, loss, .
      If you’re a human on this earth, you’ve felt life.  Look all around you, and you’ll see life growing, dying, changing and regenerating daily.

      So keep traveling Detourists – there is always a chance for a new start…and to be a hero!

      Hang in there 🙂

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