One out of every four Coloradans experienced one or more days of poor mental health during the past 30 days. Nearly everyone has faced at least one bout of stress, depression, or emotional instability at some point in their life.
There are few things in my work here at CCMU that I am as passionate about as bringing people together to catalyze change. As you might expect, the idea of “collective impact” is right up my alley.
Given the deep freeze and the snow on the ground, you might expect things to be pretty quiet at Sunnyside Up Farm this time of year. In farming though, the winter season is just as important and busy a time of year as any.
Although storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication we have, recently, it has had a sort of revival. Storytelling is one of the most universal ways we communicate as humans—in nearly every culture and language around the globe.
The impact of Majora Carter’s work and words on my approach toward community work has been considerable. When CCMU set the focus of our 2013 luncheon, entitled “Health is Local,” I eagerly advocated for inviting her to keynote the event.