The Power of Play — As Grown-Ups
Play is essential for healthy human growth and development. But despite the benefits, many of us lose our sense of play as adults. Why?
3 Studies that Prove that Words Really Do Hurt
Studies prove that words do hurt us, from impacting senses of self-concept to reducing empathy and even having traumatizing effects.
What are ‘The Three Stories of Our Time’?
The Three Stories of Our Time by Joanna Macy argues that there are three distinct ways to view the state of our world today.
The Brain-Breaking Conversation that Made Me Wonder, “Is My Podcast Over?”
Best-selling author Margaret Wheatley challenges do-gooders, the service-minded, and wanna-be change-agents to think differently.
Gift Yourself Creative Delight
Making time, space, and energy for your storytelling may feel like a luxury—until you remember the importance of creative delight in life.
There is No One Else: Kathy’s Story
Stories only exist through one another. When you tell a meaningful personal story, it can stick in someone’s mind—as Kathy’s has in mine.
In the Attention Economy, Stories are Currency
Attention spans have been commodified in the attention economy. For us as storytellers, it means our stories are a valuable currency.
What Story Will You Tell?
As authors of the stories of our lives, choosing what stories we feel called to tell holds great power, significance, and meaning.
Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself (Or, Why I Call Myself a Writer)
Living a self-storied life dawns from purpose, meaning, and self-conceptions—and, reintroducing the story of who you are from time to time.
Self-Losing + Self-Finding = Self-Knowledge
Self-knowledge is not a goal, destination, or thing, but an experience of continually losing and finding the self.
Don’t Just Go, but Pilgrimage, Into Your New Year
Some practices and experiences bring us into deeper relationships with ourselves and our stories: a pilgrimage into the New Year. What is your form of pilgrimage?
What, Exactly, is a Dialectic? (And, Lessons on Opposites on the Solstice)
Dialectics is a philosophical process that explores opposing ideas. It can help us to hold two opposites as equal truths.
Why Do Story Storms Happen? And, 1 Way to Take Your Power Back
Story storms are sneaking, unconscious stories that our brains make out of patterned events. But that doesn’t mean we’re powerless.
Story Storms… And What To Do About Them
The story we make around an otherwise random sequence of events can turn a handful of frustrating coincidences into something of significance in our minds and our bodies.
History, As Told Through a Bite of a Rice Croquette
On a recent trip to Italy, a story — about Roman rice croquettes called supplí — that was years and generations in the making, finally came full circle.
How to Make Your Story Shine: 4-Step Tutorial
How do you write and share a good professional story online? This free 4-part tutorial includes a step-by-step process and mindset training.
Anxious to Socialize? How to Talk About the Pandemic + Have Conversations Again
About 4 out of 10 people feel anxious about socializing after isolation from the pandemic. Here are prompts and conversation starters to help fix that.
A Self-Storied Life: How to Choose Words to Build the ‘House’ in Which You Live
The words we choose build the ‘house’ in which we live. In this 10-question process, you’ll use your imagination and awareness to select words to represent your intentions, moving forward.