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Rachel Nusbaum


Rachel is a partner, mom, daughter, and sister who writes in pursuit of connection with herself and others. Sharing the journey of her son’s diagnosis of congenital heart disease on a national stage was the inspiration behind Rachel’s creative business, Orchid Story, LLC (orchidstory.com). The mission of Orchid Story is to empower individuals to tell their stories of struggle as a path to finding freedom and meaning. Rachel has worked professionally as a genetic counselor for over a decade. Her love of teaching has been shared with a wide range of students from kindergarteners to graduate and medical students at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland. She lives with her husband and two kids in Vienna, VA.

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August 2018

Intro to The Hero’s Journey

Saturday, August 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Insight Shop, 114 COURTHOUSE RD SW.
VIENNA,VA22180United States
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"Where you stumble, there lies your treasure." This quote by Joseph Campbell, whose work brought us The Hero's Journey metaphor, tells us that our darkest moments often happen directly before transformation occurs. In this workshop you will: -Explore the Call to Adventure that we each face: What are you here to do with this one life you've been given? -Learn how to apply the three acts of the Hero's Journey metaphor to your own experience. -Write in a Hero's Journey…

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