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The Healing Power of Art

While working on ‘Dig Where You Are’,  I had a conversation with Lily Yeh about her experience in Rwanda.  She recounted for me how art and the process of creating something collectively helped a village of genocide survivors to heal and rebuild their lives.   “When you go to Rwanda for the first time you must experience the Genocide,” said […]

Digging for Purpose

Sometimes when you dig where you are, something unexpected happens. One of the questions I dreaded being asked when Dig Where You Are was first published was: How are you digging where you are? After all, I had written the book, certainly I must know how to do it. But even with all I had seen […]

Kids Fighting For Kids – a new ‘Dig Where You Are’ story

In Costa Rica, a young surfer has turned his love of Jiu Jitsu into a transforming experience for kids at risk. “I always tell the kids here that nothing is impossible. The ‘impossible’ things just take longer to do,” says Leonidas (Leo) Ruaro, the twenty-nine-year-old surfer who created the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Jaco Academy (BJJJ) […]