Local Organization Teaches Communication with Conscious Intention
Tell Me A Good Story is a local Tucson organization that offers presentations and seminars to teach and encourage people to communicate and connect, face-to-face, with conscious intention. “The best gift you can give a person is not a present, it’s your presence,” is their byword.
According to Hawkeye Richardson, executive director of Tell Me A Good Story, “In an increasingly digital world, we wish people would just look us in the eye and connect with who we really are—it is such a simple thing to do. We all have the tools; our eyes and our hearts. It can be done anywhere, anytime with anyone.”
Whether the person is a child, a parent, a significant other, a friend, a coworker, a customer or simply someone we meet in passing, it only takes a couple of moments to connect with that person in a way that will make them realize he or she has been noticed as a real person.
It seems that we have lost the ability to really communicate and connect with each other. Social media is not bringing us closer together. It pretends that connecting Facebook-to-Facebook is as good as connecting face-to-face.
To a large extent, no one is teaching us, especially our kids, how to communicate and connect face-to-face. If we as adults don’t model it, how can kids (of any age) learn that it is important and how to do it? We all want to be seen, treated and accepted for being who we are.
Tell Me A Good Story is located at 10019 N. Roxbury Dr., in Tucson. For more information, visit TellMeAGoodStory.org or call 520-975-2904.