“Storytelling, you know, has a real function. The process of the storytelling is itself a healing process, partly because you have someone there who is taking the time to tell you a story that has great meaning to them. They’re taking the time to do this because your life could use some help, but they don’t want to come over and give advice. They want to give it to you in a form that becomes inseparable from your whole self. That’s what stories do. Stories differ from advice in that, once you get them, they become a fabric of your whole soul. That’s why they heal you.” ~ Alice Walker
Reflective Journaling Prompts
- What’s your story?
- What stories do you tell about who you are, your life, your circumstances?
- What does your story have to offer others?
- Are there any new or different stories that you want to tell?
“We live our stories.” ~ Michael Margolis