The Secret to Stories Revealed

The Secret of Stories by TED

When a story takes hold of, transports, and truly transforms us, it’s more than the power of connection at work. It’s seeing ourselves in the face of another.

Being Married to Someone Who Hates You

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Bob Marrow looks at the stages of his marriage and how the pieces of it all connect to a larger story.

Support #DadsRead and #WeNeedDiverseBooks Because Reading to Your Kids Is FUN

Support #DadsRead and #WeNeedDiverseBooks Because Reading to Your Kids Is FUN

Navdeep Singh Dhillon loves reading with his kids and praises recent campaigns that encourage fathers to seek out enriching and unique reading experiences with their kids.

The Last Personality Quiz You Will Ever Need: A Storyteller’s Guide to the Examined Life

The Last Personality Quiz You Will Ever Need: A Storyteller’s Guide to the Examined Life

Steve Edwards wants you to know that thinking about your life as a story will tell you way more about your personality than any online quiz ever could.

How My Nan Helped Me To Change A Tyre

Flowers for My Nan by Michael Ellis

Helping a stranger change a tire on a busy highway helped Michael Ellis see all that is magical with this world.

Karma Strikes…Bam! (And It’s Not Pretty)

karma by Gary Bemridge

Rob Azevedo takes an unwanted sick day and wonders how he ever doubted karma could be so evil and cunning.

Challenging “Normal”: Why Non-Token Diversity in Kids’ Storytelling Is Important

Challenging “Normal”: Why Non-Token Diversity in Kids’ Storytelling Is Important

Navdeep Singh Dhillon argues that, all too often in books, movies, and TV shows for children, non-white characters are only defined by their “otherness.”

Slow Travel with Children – What Does the Tortoise Say?

Tortoise at Alligator Bay, Beauvoir, France

Slow and steady wins more than just races.

The Game I Played Growing Up in Philly

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Reminiscing on the good ol’ days reminded me to always find time to play.

Warm Words and Strong Arms: How to Hold the Sensitive Child

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Some people are just sensitive. The barrier between them and the world is particularly thin, and it allows a lot more ‘stuff’ in.

Living by the Hobo Code

Hobo sitting on a fence, circa 1920

Wil Elrick offers a brief history of hobos and an honor code that would serve us well today.

What Do You Believe to Be True About Black Men?

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BMe Community Founder Trabian Shorters wants a different dialogue about our future together.

Scaling Detroit: A Story of Collaboration

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Dennis Talbert builds bright spots in Brightmoor.

Race Relations, Conversations, and the Crap That Needs to Stop

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The world is not just black and white, there’s a myriad of pretty colors making up society. Let’s end the war between races and work to save the only race that matters; the human race.

My Mentor Didn’t Just Change My Behavior, He Changed How I Think

Anton Moore

BMe Leader Anton Moore praises his sixth grade teacher for helping him achieve in school and succeed in life.

I Rejected The Idea of a Mentor, Now I am One

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BMe Leader Lewis Colson, now 66, wasn’t thrilled about having a mentor as a young man. As his life went on, he realized mentoring was a necessity.