here’s what they’re saying:


"Carol and Casey do an amazing job creating community through conversation. Their skill at facilitating transformed a group of strangers into a circle of friends." 

Liz Goodrich, Deschutes Public Library, Program Coordinator


"This was a wonderful experience that allowed me to go much deeper into the topic than I would have on my own. This is the kind of thing our society desperately needs." 

Tara Brightenbucher, Psychotherapist, Facilitator, Journal User


“I used two of the questions with my mother and brother recently—wow! The questions opened up a window into them and I saw and heard some things I never knew about them. The questions helped me connect in a new, depthful way to the people I care about, but can’t always relate to. I am so grateful for that.” 

Ellen Santasiero, Writer, Journal User


“We live in times that overwhelm us with a tsunami of suffering; stories about environmental devastation, violence, poverty, racial and political unrest fill our computer screens daily, 24/7. Many wonder, ‘What is my response and duty in the face of this cacophony of need?’ If this is you, be encouraged!

This journal offers a creative, self-guided study designed to help you ask questions regarding your gifts, interests, passions, and your deepest desires to make a contribution, and where you can begin. Intended to engage you in an inner journey of inquiry through writing, you can also use it with a group, a partner or friend. By the end of this process, you may have the answer to where to place your time and talents in this crossroads of history, or least a sense of peace that you had the courage to ask the questions!” 

Carol Ann Casbon, NW poet, writer, speaker, interfaith minister, spiritual director, and facilitator through the Center for Courage & Renewal.


“Carol and Casey facilitated a process that was sacred safe and deep. I felt a sense of hope and community, and learned some new things about myself in a very gentle way.” 

Vicki Avila, Stoke Your Woke Circle Session Participant


“I am delighted to offer my gratitude to Casey and Carol for this creative, illuminating and accessible workbook. The questions invite deep inner listening and, in a gentle yet penetrating way, encourage the reader to bring our personal and societal concerns and actions into alignment. As someone who actively explores most of these issues in my life, I found new insights and discoveries.

I highly recommend ‘taking the plunge’ into this engaging inquiry. May we all awaken to our deepest values and find ways of enacting them in our lives!” 

Russell Delman, The Embodied Life™ and Feldenkrais® Practitioner


"Appreciation for this process. What a huge difference it makes to hear each other. It Stokes Our Woke!"

Sarah Mason, Stoke Your Woke Circle Session Participant


"We all are concerned about where are world is headed...every one of us. But concern is unproductive. Its neighbor “worry” stresses our adrenals and leads to anything but peace on earth! This beautiful and provocative book by Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis provides thought seeds to plant in conversation with people you already care about or with people you don’t yet know. As we take the time to ponder these rich questions and quotes, we will surely be led to our own right actions to steer our world in a more positive direction. As a minister, I can readily imagine using this book as the kindling for a rich and fiery group.”

Reverend Jane Hiatt, Sr. Minister, Unity Community of Central Oregon