A month ago in early June I gave a talk at the UCSF Cancer Resource Center’s Art in Recovery Program. This program is a creative outlet for people who have received diagnoses of cancer. I spoke to them for two hours and found them among the most committed that I have ever experienced. Committed to writing their life stories. And one can see why. A diagnosis of cancer focuses the mind wonderfully.
Two from that group have joined me for my current workshop, Forever Remembered, taking place at the the Fior d’Italia restaurant.
Among the other participants is a friend of mine; another is a member of Women in Consulting who got my publicity through the membership’s e-mail. One is a marketing consultant I asked to come just to observe my performance and teaching skills.
The marketing consultant said in class, “when I was driving here I was thinking I had nothing to write about. But since I’ve been in class I’ve thought of about 14 different subjects I could write on.” Later on she told me how much she appreciated my skill in teaching.
It is deeply fulfilling to me that my students enjoy and seem to be learning from Forever Remembered.