How can I say I love God but not love my brothers and sisters whom I see each and everyday?  I most certainly have been one who spoke love from my lips but my heart really truly despised even the sight of the person to whom I spoke.  After seeking and searching, looking high and low for God…YearningRead More

Developing Individualized Programs and Modules

Developing Individualized Programs The typical process for developing individualized programs follows this pattern: 1. Develop a Communal Story. A community or group develops a communal story with guidance from an EpicCenter Storyteller. 2. Identify Areas of Focus. The Storyteller works with participants to find places in the story that can be linked to a focusRead More

Street to Street

Street to Street is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization incorporated in the District of Columbia whose mission is to provide employment, education, and housing opportunities for those in need. How? Street to Street provides education, housing, and job opportunities to at risk youth to foster a stable community. Street To Street’s mission is to “generate a cycle ofRead More

EpicCenter Stories

EpicCenter Stories focuses on personal epics, stories, of children, communities, artists, writers, and individuals in all walks of life. The center’s programs develop and present stories in many contexts including: teaching resources for classrooms workshops to develop community stories storyteller led programs in classrooms a radio program interview with artists and writers performances resulting from storyRead More

‘Natural’ Supplements, The Scary Facts

In today’s terrifying news, Consumer Reports released the findings of a new investigation on dietary supplements. The publication found that 15 common supplement ingredients, including ones like green tea extract powder, caffeine powder, and kava, can come with pretty scary consequences. “With the help of an expert group of independent physicians and dietary supplement researchers,Read More

You Know

You know that midway through the journey of our life you lose your self in the midst of a dark ocean You know that the stink is from your putrefying body You know that you are dead You know that they are loosing you from chains You know that they are taking you away fromRead More

Lose Weight Fast and Safely

These are ways to rev up your metabolism so you burn calories and lose weight more quickly. “The trouble with dieting,” I hear many women say, “is that it takes too long. If I want to look good for my anniversary next month, I should’ve started losing weight way back in February. Now that I’mRead More

Broken Circle

“But Achilles, fear the gods and have mercy on me, remembering your father, for I am the most piteous of all men, seeing that I must reach forth and kiss the hand that has killed my son.” The words echo 3000 years. Someone you love is dead. What must you do for comfort. Their nextRead More

Sisko and Odysseus

It’s night. This day had too many tasks. Maybe the daughter will go to Deep Space Nine on Netflix. Or maybe, she’ll go to Phaeacia on Audible.com. Yes Phaeacia, she has her earphones on and she’s listening to Odysseus talking to Nausicaa among the Phaeacians. There was no time to write this morning. She sentRead More