Day 3732: Storytelling

Because I’ve been an English Major, a writer, a teacher, and psychotherapist, I am very interested in storytelling.

Here, now, are some of my storytelling thoughts:

  • We have old, limiting stories we tell about ourselves (some of which are unconscious repetitions of stories others have told about us) that can hold us back from telling new, more expansive, inclusive, and fulfilling stories.
  • Storytelling can help heal ourselves, others, and the world (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, as some storytellers say).
  • Storytelling, whether fact or fiction, always includes important truths.
  • Every day, in this blog, I am storytelling through words and pictures (which I try to organize into some sort of story).

That’s a very long list to integrate into coherent storytelling, isn’t it?

Here’s something I’m glad to find on YouTube when I look for “storytelling.”


I look forward to the storytelling in the comments section and thanks to all who read my daily storytelling, including YOU!

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11 thoughts on “Day 3732: Storytelling

  1. I spent my career telling others’ stories the very best that I could, Ann. A few months into retirement, I’ll proudly say that decades spent as a journalist and communications specialist indeed wonderfully filled my brain and soul. I know that I’d trained well for it from the moment I started shaping my thoughts and actions growing up, and I continue to take pride in short storytelling with photos and words every day here on WordPress.
    And, of course, I’m quite glad that I’ve been following your stories here since 2013!
    Long may the stories flow.

  2. I don’t believe there is a moment in life that cannot be worked into a story. History (and herstory if you prefer) is a collection of everybody’s stories. We define ourselves in our stories. That is why I have always insisted that all the myths and fairy tales are true. They are as much of the human story as is a multi-volume biography of LBJ. Which is also a great story. 🙂

  3. everyone and everything has a story, it’s all in the telling. love the happy avocados

  4. When I was cleaning out my cubicle at work, which is a story in itself, I found a short story anthology from my own time as an English major. I’ve kept it all these years because it reminds me of the one thing that hasn’t changed: my own desire to be a storyteller.

  5. I think I am a good listener, Ann, because I really do enjoy the stories people tell. Sometimes. they’re telling a story they don’t even know they’ve shared!

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