Although I had done the lion’s share of the work, I knew that something was left undone. I learned a long time ago that the only way to get a grant from a foundation is to know someone on the board who will advocate for your project.
Cleveland Metroparks sponsors a day-long event called “Winteriffic” every year at the Chalet in the Mill Stream Run Reservation near Strongsville, OH. My role was to interpret to the public techniques of surviving in a wilderness situation in the winter. Here’s how it went.
This blog focuses on making a primitive bow. I deal with the bowstring and primitive arrow in other blogs
Every week, the local hospital where I volunteer as a reiki practitioner holds a workshop for a support group for victims of trauma.
These graphs represent typical results of consistent reiki treatments over a period of time. They indicate that reiki treatments lower pain and stress.
Indian Trails and Towns in Ohio from Archeological Atlas of Ohio, 1914. Published at Transportation History Sources, RailsandTrails.com
Using short talks and demonstrations, I explain to people how Native Americans lived, survived, and thrived for thousands of years before the arrival of white settlers in North America.
One year, I attended a pow-wow at Atwood Lake in Ohio and asked a Native American to explain an item she was selling. She explained that it was a directional choker. She said, “When you educate people about our culture, tell them about the four colors.”
When I brought out the Native American artifacts I've made myself for the Elder Center audience, eyes began to light up! They were entranced by my atlatl, bow and arrow, spear, stone axe, sheath knife, and war shield.
One of the basic beliefs of Native American culture is that all things are connected. In a similar manner, organizations rely on their connections, or networks, to survive and thrive.
Reiki is a learned, skilled art that is passed along to people who study the practice. It is not exclusive, privileged knowledge.
The board members were frustrated because they had evaded what they had to do for so long. And they were afraid that they might have to close the organization and lose their non-profit status.
Every organization, for-profit or non-profit, has a lifespan. Some last a long time, some last only a few years. Whatever the case, life gets in the way, sooner or later.
Are you having trouble connecting to potential clients? Watch this short blog and video to explain six steps on how I create videos I do that.
Are you having trouble getting your group to work together? Do you wish you could experience greater unity and still get everything accomplished you'd like to? In this video I want to help you understand how I build teamwork with a collaborative.
Tom Romito is an interpreter of Native American Culture, a facilitator of organizations who want to grow, and a Reiki practitioner dedicated to helping people heal. Tom shares stories and skills to help you energize your world.