Do We Need to Feel Bad in Order to Feel Good?
Actively changing our personal stories includes sweet periods of good feelings mixed with feeling bad. Aspects of our stories are life-affirming, while other versions play havoc with our healthy sense of self.
Are We Our Stories? Perhaps We Are…
My daughter, Hilary, struggled with a heart condition from diagnosis at age seven till open-heart surgery at 28. As her condition worsened, so did our stories about her health and well-being.
Curiosity and Understanding How Our Stories Evolved
One way personal stories originally develop is through life experience, and so curiosity tells us to look back and examine those experiences.
Observing Our Thoughts, not Judging Them
In order to change our thinking we must first know what we are thinking, right? From my perspective, observation without judgment is a great way to begin that process.
Transforming Our Stories One Thought at a Time
Did you know that by changing the quality of your thinking you can change the quality of your life? Changing our thoughts is a powerful and necessary step for growing our stories in ways we wish.
How Neurodiversity Shapes Our Self-Stories
“Neurodiversity” shapes our stories. Tom Head, a civil liberties expert, has defined neurodiversity as “…the idea that people experience the world differently based on their neurological attributes.”