Four Ways to Pop the Zorb of Social Isolation

If you don’t scroll the walls of social media, watch the evening news, interact with anyone, (and basically, live in a giant zorb), then for you, the coronavirus isn’t evoking feelings of fear, tension, and confusion. For those of you who are unfamiliar with zorbing it is the recreation or sport of rolling downhill inside…
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When They Fall from Grace - Jean Vanier

When They Fall from Grace

When he died at age 90 last spring, we wrote here praising the work and legacy of the Canadian philosopher, theologian, author, and humanitarian, Jean Vanier.  A man of deep compassion and humility, Vanier was, along with Fred Rogers and Henri Nouwen, a spiritual hero of our team. Becoming Human, his 1998 bestseller, was one…
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Snow Day Silence

Snow Day

It was snowing here in Pennsylvania.  It was not predicted to be a huge snowfall.  But it was enough to slow things down.  Less traffic on the roads. Events postponed or cancelled.  It was a Saturday and many people were staying inside if they could. An excuse to take it a little easier for a…
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If We Can Simply Listen

If We Can Simply Listen

Snow angels and one more moment to live His home on Florida’s warm and sunny coast was far away that cold, snowy January morning.  A fresh and gleaming six-inch snowfall had covered the Maryland countryside the night before.  Snow hung from tree limbs and they shone brilliantly in the piercing sunlight after the storm clouds…
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Donate to Someone To Tell it To

“Please know, you are the only people I’d refer my friends to in times of need.”

Dear Friends,         We consider ourselves story-tellers, so today we’d like to share a story with you.  Carol’s son overdosed on fentanyl three years ago this summer.   She was devastated. He was bright, witty, and articulate. Very artistic and creative.   When Carol met with the funeral director to plan his memorial service, she requested that…
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Fred Rogers

“L’essentiel est Invisible pour les Yeux.” 

That was Fred Rogers’ favorite quote.  It was framed and hung on a wall in his office.  “What is essential is invisible to the eyes,” from Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. “It’s not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls,” he once said, expounding on the idea…
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Bullying - What do you do with the mad that you feel?

What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel?

What do you do with the mad that you feel When you feel so mad you could bite? When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong… And nothing you do seems very right? What do you do? Do you punch a bag? Do you pound some clay or some dough? Do you round up…
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Social isolation is not a joke

It’s Not a Joke (A Blog in 3 Parts)

A huge part of each of us didn’t want to go.  We’d read about the violence, the darkness, the depravity.  It was the violence, especially, that gave us pause. Besides, it had an abundance of clowns in it and clowns are also one of our least favorite forms of entertainment.  But we also read about…
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Transcript – Thomas Chan Podcast (Thomas’s words only)

4:54 Well, to come to my mind, when I see these soldiers, well armed, with these green uniforms, and they start coming into the town, they start shooting, and I see women get shot in the back, and they don’t even care about the fate of the individual. I escape because I don’t want to…
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Listening Training Growth

STTIT’s Compassionate Listening Training Program is Growing!

This past March Someone To Tell It to was awarded the “Listening in the Business Sector Award”, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, by the International Listening Association. One of the main reasons why is because of the work we are doing in so many places both near our headquarters in central Pennsylvania, and also because…
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