Change the story
I’ve always been a daydreamer. I remember saying to someone once that I wanted to travel, move to Wales, do a PhD and have kids. They said I was being unrealistic. I wasn’t.
If you can’t dream, you don’t know where to aim and even if you don’t get exactly where you think you want … Read more
The many stories of covid
I’ve always been a reader and a writer filling exercise books of horse and ballet stories when I was young. But it was when my parents got divorced that I learned for myself, what I would later learn to be postmodernism, deconstructivism at university. I learned from my parents that there were multiple narratives.
My… Read more
What do the kids say about covid?
I had this really great idea, that I wanted to find out what the young people were thinking and feeling about all this.
So I went to my perfectly articulate and literate boys to see what they could offer and they rolled their eyes at another mad mother interlude and flatly refused. Interestingly, I sent
Stories to De-isolate
Last week I wrote about how we are going to relationships therapy.
Why write about something so personal?
The answer came from Martin Sheen who was talking about his political and social work during his interview on the podcast ‘On Being’ and said that stories ‘de-isolate’. He talked about how through his film work … Read more
Story telling for Donald Trump
How a story arrived
Last week I sent a story. The one about Manchester. Very different from my usual style.
A bit weird really.
Suffering, wisdom and compassion
A couple of people got in touch after the last blog wondering how and if they should tell their story. These on one hand are normal people, raising families, going to work, living life; nothing special. On the other hand, these are people who have really lived through some hard stuff and come out the … Read more