https://youtu.be/I6oN9CI0xho Cackles and Compassion Brandy and I met during a Donna Mejia workshop, and it was her honesty-- her raw, unformed questions about what we were learning-- that entranced me. It was her divine cackle that left me draped over my steering wheel, wiping away laugh-tears. It's probably simplest to say that Brandy brings joy… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Brandy
https://youtu.be/FpwfP9YsAjo The Touchstone of Circle When I lay all seven Touchstones out, side-by-side, Circle is smack-dab in the center. In an ideal world, we would be able to have our shit figured out before we sit in Circle, and yet we wake up there, messy, in media res. My words jumble up in my throat,… Continue reading The Touchstone of Circle
https://youtu.be/4ZX1vcK4ua8 When DeAnna's infectious laugh reaches my ears, I am instantly at home. Once upon a time, I wound up in an intermediate American Tribal Style (ATS) workshop, led by Devyani Dance Company. I'd never studied the style, didn't understand the visual cues for the different moves, and had no idea how to "follow" another… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: DeAnna
https://youtu.be/GjM65yXVfx4 Present for a few key conversations and openly sharing her choreographic process for DABDA, a piece built around the stages of grief, Heidi joined the Enrichment Circle several years in. Of course, she and I go WAY back. In fact, I couldn't record a short introduction for her, since our shared history is so… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Heidi
https://youtu.be/K1Xhfvq2w0s If I take each Touchstone as a stepping stone, one proceeding easily to the next, Desire leads to Presence, where I finally stand still long enough to hear what stories my being craves to write. Presence, then, gives way to Balance, where I seek a compromise between all the possibilities this moment holds. Only… Continue reading The Touchstone of Balance
If you organize groups of people, work with diverse individuals, manage teams, negotiate with your spouse and children, participate in family gatherings . . . then you need these 12 Tenet for Circle Work in your life. They will change how you relate with others, and, in the process, they will change how to relate to the Circle within you.
Baraka's work in the world, her counseling practices that emphasize the power of the Circle, have crystallized much of The Enrichment Project. She has authored several books on creativity and leads a year-long investigation into creativity called Birthing Ourselves into Being.