Category: "Self-Expression // Creative Recovery"

Let it Grow. Let it Go.

December 14th, 2015 | no comments

A story of hair, heavy goals and healing.   I started the year with huge expectations. Of myself, mainly. And of life. Some dreams came true. Others died prematurely or simply faded away. Now that 2015 is drawing to a close, I’m resisting temptation to bypass the present, into the ‘newness’ of a new year. Because as tempting as it feels to…

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What Makes a Great Story, Anyway?

October 10th, 2015 | 3 comments

Why do we judge some stories as “great” and others as “nothing special”?   Is it mass appeal? Dramatic tension? Complexity? Simplicity? Meaning? Movement?   Three stories touched me this week. And this got me thinking…what makes a story “great” anyway?   What are the commonalities? Are they merely entertaining or told well or simply to my taste? Or is…

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Do You Want to Write Your Story?

August 31st, 2015 | 1 comment

Everybody’s got a story.   Some people know their story well. Others can’t “see” that they have one, let alone how to share it — and with whom.   Maybe you’ve made peace with your story. Maybe you’re still piecing it together.   Whether you feel shame, pride or a mixture of many emotions, I’ve come to believe this:  …

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