Interview Time!

Interviews are the best way to eavesdrop on two friends talking! I kid, but I think this is why we like listening so much, because it feels good to hear people enjoying each other’s company. This interview covers homeschooling, dungeons and dragons, being a father and raising children. I’m sure you will enjoy it asContinue reading “Interview Time!”

Building the Young Ones

Hello! I am Jonathan and welcome to Sojourners, Awake. I build young men and women into leaders and storytellers. Sojourn – travel a day together under the sun Two things that children have always done well are Fun and Faith. No matter how old we become, I believe that there is still room and timeContinue reading “Building the Young Ones”

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a Dungeon Master

Imposter syndrome can be described as doubting one’s self. I have heard many artists and professionals dealing with this phenomenon, including many game masters who sit behind the screen and wonder if they are doing their best, or even if they are worth the game. In this blog, I have a few ideas to addressContinue reading “Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a Dungeon Master”

Team Building and Storytelling with Dungeons and Dragons – a dungeon master challenge

Dungeons and Dragons is a Team Game of Collaborative Storytelling I encountered this question on @twitter the other day and wanted to write my response. In my opinion, challenge ratings in ttrpgs have nothing to do with the monster, but rather the play styles of those at the table. First of all, great follow upContinue reading “Team Building and Storytelling with Dungeons and Dragons – a dungeon master challenge”

Dungeon Masters and Burnout

Creativity in our life can become stifled for many reasons. I do believe that sometimes professional collaboration is exactly what you need. If you are a dungeon master who feels like your adventure campaign is going nowhere, then please contact me for my Dungeon Master Guidance Course. I provide one to one guidance and opportunitiesContinue reading “Dungeon Masters and Burnout”

Dungeons and Dragons as a Homeschooling Supplement and Enrichment

In this age of Do It Yourself, people are diving into gardening, starting businesses, and learning an instrument. The “DIY” culture helps a community grow in its knowledge. The RV community is another good example. Homeschooling is the mother of all DIY projects. Now, more than ever, parents are looking to homeschool their children, byContinue reading “Dungeons and Dragons as a Homeschooling Supplement and Enrichment”

Enriching your life and your games with a Growth Mindset.

There are many reasons TTRPGs like Dungeons and Dragons have been lauded for their ability to simultaneously grant us fun and growth. Part of that reason, I think, involves all of the tenets in the the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. In the book, the author explores tons of research involving human motivation and success.Continue reading “Enriching your life and your games with a Growth Mindset.”

Ideas that nourish us

People fund their livelihood by perpetuating ideas in the garden of their minds. These ideas feed us. We need them. We need to believe. But the idea that feeds me may not be your nourishment. I taste another idea from your garden and consider it’s taste. After a day or two, I consider its effectContinue reading “Ideas that nourish us”