Stories are powerful. We've witnessed an entire movement begin to shift the way women feel about their personal histories because a few women had the courage to come forward and share their stories of abuse by some of the most powerful men in the entertainment world. The #metoo movement was born and more and more women have found the courage to tell their stories. And we've found our collective strength in those stories.
But not all stories are of abuse. There are stories of resilience and overcoming difficult challenges. Some of our most popular guests shared powerful personal stories. Here are a few to revisit:
Maureen Towns shared about the struggle she faced as a mom with the addiction and mental health issues of three of her children.
Steph Jagger shared her story about realizing that she was living a good life but that she wanted to lift the restraining device and go for more.
Courtney Carver told the story about how receiving a life changing medical diagnosis prompted her to make some radical changes in how she was living. Project 333 was born.
Each one of these woman wrote books and actively share their stories. We believe that storytelling is important in reframing your life. It's been said, "The most important story you will ever tell about yourself is the story you tell to yourself." Stories are that powerful.
Reframe Your Life has partnered with Patti M Hall to offer you a 3 part podcast workshop on memoir writing. You can listen to our interview with Patti and hear her story on this episode.
Part 1 addresses the barriers we face before we even put pen to paper (or fingers to keypad). It's available now on iTunes.
Part 2 will get into the initial steps of memoir writing including how to write a memoir timeline and where to start in your story.
Part 3 in the series will be about how we organize the material in our lives to start writing and how we mine for memories.