Author Archives: Becky Dingle

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”

Never Stop Believing in “Happily Ever After”

Dear Reader: Spoiler Alert: We are going to get through this and we will be wiser, more compassionate and more contented with what we have…and yes…happier than ever…(after.) There is a deep satisfaction in making do with what one has…when … Continue reading

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Finding That Constant Within Us…

Dear Reader: Dr. Wayne Dyer, popular author and presenter, started his presentation, on occasion, with an orange. He asked the audience or (sometimes) a particular person in the audience to tell him what would happen if he squeezed the orange….what … Continue reading

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Unclinching Our Fists…to Find Our Word, Our Way

Dear Reader: Don’t we associate newborns and little babies with their tiny fists coming into the world…as if they know intuitively life is a struggle…might as well get ready? Doctors explain the phenomenon as a primitive gesture found in human … Continue reading

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How We Remember this Time depends on how We decide to Live it!

Dear Reader: If there were one word that sums up how we lived our life…( by the end of it)…it would be “CHOICE.”  Love, hope, faith, laughter, and compassion all come into play certainly, but only if we make the … Continue reading

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Hope and Love aren’t Closed or Cancelled

Dear Reader: I spent most of yesterday outside…and it is the best cure-all for everything. It was still pretty warm but there was a nice breeze…the blue, blue skies against that special “new green” on oak trees is simply breathtaking. … Continue reading

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The Lesson of the Magnolia

Dear Reader: During these quarantined, isolated times we are all figuring out what we can’t do or where we shouldn’t go….but it is also leaving us plenty of time to do things we have put off… seemingly forever. One of … Continue reading

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Becoming Who We Were Meant to Be- By Rolling Up Our Sleeves

Dear Reader: At a certain point in our lives…don’t we finally recognize that we have grown closer to whom we have been deep down inside… all our lives? It has just taken us enough life experiences to identify it? Crises … Continue reading

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