It’s Not a Big Deal…. or Is It?!

As I was getting ready to post a survey of choices to learn your areas of interest for this Story Stars blog, something happened with my friend and client, Beth (a pretend name to protect her privacy), which was too important to be ignored. There is "patient" and then there is "gambling". You be the judge.... (more…)

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The Picture Whisperer, Continued…

In the last post, I shared how I saw some similarities between the "Horse Whisperer", the "Dog Whisperer" and how we deal with our photos/images. They rehabilitate horses and dogs, respectively, while training their owners and photo solution consultants like me rehabilitate photos/images while training their owners.

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Rehabilitating Photos and Training Their Owners!

Decades ago, while watching PBS (Public Broadcasting System), I discovered a most amazing person, Monty Roberts. You may have heard of him? He had a whole new way of working with horses and was known as "The Horse Whisperer".  His programs were mesmerizing, watching him work with unruly horses and transform them into calm, enjoyable beings. He worked with horses and their owners all around the world and always said he "rehabilitated the horses and trained their owners". While doing so and raising his own family, he fostered over 50 troubled young people using his gentle abilities of rehabilitation. The horses, and the fostered kids, were always brought to him as the source of the problem, yet it was clear the horses (and kids) were simply reacting to their own experiences. You can read more of this story in his excellent autobiography "The Man Who Listens to Horses".  I've watched him weave his magic ever since.

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