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More About the Author
aka "Auntie Artichoke"
What's with the Artichoke?
Judy is a parent educator, family coach, and personal historian who has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family issues, including care giving. Trained as a ready to learn consultant, she works with Head Start organizations and child care resource centers. She also volunteers time writing end-of-life stories for Hospice.
She and Dwain, her husband of 50 years, have six grown children and ten grandchildren. They consider their greatest success in life that their children like themselves and each other. The honorary title of "Auntie" is given in many cultures to the wise women who guide and mentor others in life.
The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when Judy, with her young family, moved into military housing in California to find Artichokes in their yard. Given that it takes two years for the vegetable to flower, the original gardener never got to see the seeds of her labor. Many times, our actions and reactions in life are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness anyway.
The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning in her teaching and writing. As she works with families, she sees frequently only the outer edges are exposed and can be prickly, hard to open and sometimes bitter to the taste. They are closed to new ideas or methods. Many families prefer the known over the unknown, even when the old patterns and skills are not serving them well.
But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure--the heart.
You will enjoy Judy's approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours. Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained and especially motivated. Visit Judy's website for excellent references and a full listing of books, workshop topics, tele-classes and testimonials.
To make arrangements for your group or organization to enjoy having Judy present a keynote address, workshop or training session, please contact her at:
Judy H. Wright aka "Auntie Artichoke" the Storytelling Trainer
(406) 549-9813, Email: Judy@ArtichokePress.com
"Finding the heart of the story in the journey of life."
Free eBook at http://www.UseEncouragingWords.com
"Visiting with Judy is like having a cup of tea with a loving auntie."
"We are all grateful for the incredible work you do to birth these stories."
Top Customer Reviews
My favorite quote from the book is “Like ripples in the stream, we all radiate out from each experience and enrich or diminish the lives of others.” I myself am not a parent but feel that this book is an important learning tool for everyone. After all, the children that we interact with are part of our community so it is up to all of us (the village) to “create a kind, capable learner.” Wright provides wonderful ideas to make learning fun for the little ones experiencing their world and to help those of us around them to “accept this calling to teach tomorrow’s leaders.”
I am an environmentalist and firmly believe that Earth Literacy concepts need to be taught at the beginning of one’s education, so I was very pleased to see that Wright included many Earth Literacy themes:
“…a time out spent with feet on the ground and surrounded by nature. She will recover her emotional balance in rhythm with the earth’s vibrations.”
“Ask friends and relatives to send postcards representative of where they are living or visiting…with their interpretation of customs, cultures and places to visit.”
“…introduce your youngster to food makers in their own community...Read more ›
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