Welcome to Family StorytellingWritten by Carol Rice
Stories are nothing more than enjoyable conversation between two or more people. When we start telling stories we connect, teach and often heal. We relate in a way that brings power and purpose to our lives.
We are the story experts, and we'll teach you how to get your family talking and creating a family tradition of simply sharing your stories.
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I imagine you will find that we tell stories to come home, find ourselves, regain our footing,discover our roots and ensure our legacies. But mostly, we tell stories to connect with the ones we cherish most. ~Carol Rice
I grew up in a home rich with family heritage. My mom loved genealogy and knew how to breathe life into dusty documents and color to faded black and white photos - my mom told me stories.
As a grown woman with five children of my own, I've tried to do the same. For years I did it through scrapbooking. But it didn't take long to realize that it wasn't my artistic skills my children really cared about. They never stopped on a page and said, "Mom, you matched that paper to my shirt - perfectly!" Nope. What they did say as they leaned across my lap, pointing at photos is, "Tell me the story!" "Tell me mom about the day I was born... Tell me mom about the day I cried when everyone sang me happy birthday... Tell me mom about my grandma and her garden..."
Don't worry if you haven't done it forever, just start today. The consistency and cumulative effect of one good question - just sharing one story a day, adds up.
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