Entries tagged with “Storytelling”
As Valentine’s Day approaches and we begin looking around for a way to show our loved ones how much they mean to us, it’s a great time to reflect on the precious gift that is story…
Think outside the book.
Grandma Aggie wants to sit in her family chair. Who could say no to that? But Grandma Aggie is no ordinary grandma and her chair is not the front porch rocker.
In a world of constant sharing—a debate about how much is too much.
In order to claim your own story, you must understand where your current story came from.
This month we are celebrating the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. He was born in northern India in 1666, and we celebrate his birthday on January 16th. …
Increased literacy, critical thinking, empathy, and cultural learning are all connected to storytelling, which starts with listening.
Empower yourself to shift the stories you tell.
A Grandfather’s Benediction
“Grandma spoke of the Creator and traveled the world blessing water, but she didn’t try to convert anyone to any religion. Rather, she reminded us of obvious truths: We are all water babies. We are all connected.”
“Whatever bad things have happened to you in your life, whatever hard things you’ve gone through, you have to do three things: You have to accept it. You have to be kind to it. ... And listen to me. You have to let it be kind to you."
To come to know and to make sense of and to share our stories is not an act of selfishness, but an act of growth, healing, and ultimately, generosity. But what is a writer to do with a violent story she cannot narrate—when it’s her own?
Holding on to cultural folklore can be an important tool in sustaining biodiversity.
It’s not about having a federal Indian card, and surely not about getting a share of casino profits.
“Once while we were traveling in Japan and heard a white man speak fluently, my grandmother told me it was shameful that I couldn’t speak Japanese. I am fifth or sixth generation Japanese American from Hawaii, depending on what side you look at. My blood says I’m 100 percent Japanese but there’s nothing culturally Japanese about me.”
As a society, we turn a blind eye to obvious trauma, making one’s story more difficult.
We tried talk therapy and it didn’t work. Our attempts at reconciliation always ended in recrimination and competition. The guilt of a father for deserting the family and the pain …