The First Plunge – Conquer Doubt And Fear – Give Your Story A Voice!

A great change in life is like a cold bath in water-we all hesitate at the first plunge” – Letitia Elizabeth Landon My first plunge at giving stories voice was in February 2016.  The desire to gather and share personal stories lurked in my soul for many years.  It was one of those “someday” desires that […]

A Disturbing Yet Familiar Story Of Healthcare And Dirty Politics

Expression: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose Meaning: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Literal translation: the more it changes, the more it’s the same thing. Disturbing Yet Familiar Story are a reality of rescuing lost stories.  In some sense, each story has these familiar seven elements.  This is true of […]

When The Waters Divide To Reveal Your Story – Step Two

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey We are walking through the basic steps to reveal your story.  I began in a previous BLOG with step one: write down what you know. Using, as an example, a side of my family […]

How To Rescue A Precious Buried Lost Story – Step One

Discover how to visit the past and bring yesterday’s stories into our lives today” ― Gillian Hovell, ‘Visiting the Past’ We all have a buried lost story or two that sits in the back of our minds asking to be brought to light.  It may be a family story, which is the most precious, but could […]

An Awesome Example Of A Story Rescue – Fearful Shepherds

Story Rescue:  “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”- Neil Gaiman The rescue story of the nativity would be incomplete without the shepherds “keeping watch over […]

Giving A Voice To The Voiceless – The Christmas Shepherds

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. – Neil Gaiman The story of the nativity would be incomplete without the shepherds “keeping watch over their flocks […]

The Satisfying Story In A Generational Quilt Completed

“To me, the beauty of a quilt or a dress lies within the stitches and the thought of the person who made them. When you spend time making something with your two hands, you impart love in a way that buying never can.” – Natalie. The Satisfying Story Of A Generational Quilt began earlier this year […]

Writing Is the Painting Of The Voice – Here Is YOUR Canvas!

“Writing is the painting of the voice.”  ― Voltaire I cannot draw, paint or even sketch well.  It is annoying to have a picture in my head yet be unable to get it onto paper properly.  When I saw this quote it resonated with me:  I can paint! Not with the obvious medium, but with words. I […]

A Simple Three Step Template To Write That Special Story

“I am a rescuer of stories hidden among the ordinary.  I give these stories voice as a template to inspire others with untold stories so that they will know the satisfaction of rescuing their own stories.”  – Nancy Cullen This BLOG began as a place I could record and share stories.  Stories stemming from four areas […]