Posts by Kati Tolgyesi

Looking back on a second year; final reflections

Self-Direction: My self-direction has definitely developed since the start of the course. This being the end of my second year...

December retreat; reflections on humility

This weekend was an opportunity to revisit the presentations and workshops I saw last year. Rather than feeling redundant, it...

#7 video pitch: working conditions in the meat industry

#5 A New Kind of Slaughterhouse

a brief summary of humane practices and violations When searching the internet for innovation in the area of my topic...

#4 Mind mapping different aspects of the issue

I might re-publish a better photo if this one turns out to be illegible. Also, I don’t know why it...

#3 The Wholesome, Local Vermont Farm

Since my last blog post where I outlined my three potential topics and included an interview that highlighted the importance...

#2 Developing My Options

I have three possible topics of interest to pursue. The first being: something related to the environment and climate change....

#1 Why I am here (again)

I am one of the three returning students from last year’s What’s the Story cohort. I am here because the experiences, opportunities,...

Reflecting on What I Learned; Expectedly and Unexpectedly

Expected learning   The main attraction I had towards joining the What’s the Story? program was the promise of learning...

March Retreat; What This Process Has Given Me

I first learned about What’s the Story through several friends that had been participating in the program last year. At...

Update; Tying Together Different Perspectives

Leaving our day at Winooski and Burlington we had redefined the story we were looking to uncover. We turned our...

ALL ARE WELCOME

  On the 23rd of January our team pulled off a day of immense productivity that took weeks of coordinating...

Finding the pieces and fitting them together

Progress update It’s been over a month since the retreat and I feel like our team has made some really...

Teahouse Conversations

On December 8th I went to meet a former tutor of mine to discuss the project. Frankie Dunleavy had helped...

Dec Retreat- Developing our project and my own views

I lost all my work so I had to recreate this post. This is more or less what I had...

Turning Aspiration into a Reality

It’s week two and I’m done getting acquainted with this topic, it’s time to open up, dig deeper and develop...

The Struggle for our Shared Humanity

Redirecting my focus and building on the momentum During the November retreat I somewhat spontaneously changed my topic. My mission...

Nov Retreat; Changing Topic and New Beginings

The November retreat at Common Ground was as productive as it could have been in terms of developing my topic...

#8 Development of my pitch

Below is a link to a slide show which illustrates and summarizes my pitch: Topic Presentation

#7 Pitching My Perspective

The topic of addiction is one of the more prominent issues taking people’s interests. It is a topic that screams...

#6 Mind Mapping Addiction

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#5: Treating the Pain

When attempting to unpack this extremely dense and impossibly intricate topic it is very important to direct our attention to...

#4 The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

While watching Simon Sinek’s TEDTalk; “How Great Leaders Inspire Change” I was able to see how I need to frame...

#3 What Does Addiction Mean?

I began the exploration of this topic by considering the different people at my disposal and making a point to...

#1: Why I’m Here

  An area where I find many of my strengths is visual art and design. I feel that I have...

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