Of everything I thought I knew, avoidance was on top of the list. But how much did I really know about avoidance at the time?
New Age and self-help advice try to tell us that taking ownership of our stories is a one-time decision, not a lifelong journey.
Play is essential for healthy human growth and development. But despite the benefits, many of us lose our sense of play as adults. Why?
Studies prove that words do hurt us, from impacting senses of self-concept to reducing empathy and even having traumatizing effects.
The Three Stories of Our Time by Joanna Macy argues that there are three distinct ways to view the state of our world today.
Best-selling author Margaret Wheatley challenges do-gooders, the service-minded, and wanna-be change-agents to think differently.
Making time, space, and energy for your storytelling may feel like a luxury—until you remember the importance of creative delight in life.
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.
Attention spans have been commodified in the attention economy. For us as storytellers, it means our stories are a valuable currency.
As authors of the stories of our lives, choosing what stories we feel called to tell holds great power, significance, and meaning.
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-knowledge is not a goal, destination, or thing, but an experience of continually losing and finding the self.
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?
Dialectics is a philosophical process that explores opposing ideas. It can help us to hold two opposites as equal truths.
Story storms are sneaking, unconscious stories that our brains make out of patterned events. But that doesn’t mean we’re powerless.
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.
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.
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