The Power of Stories

The Power of Stories

Telling stories is the best way to teach, persuade, and even understand ourselves.

An African Like Me?

How can hearing an alternative story change how we perceive?

Writing a compelling life story in 500 words or less

From college applications to CEO cover letters, how to nail the personal essay

Duchess of York’s Redemption Story Is Good Theatre

Princess Sarah does self-help without doing personal responsibility

Fiction as stealth persuasion

How advertisers can appear nicer than they are

Can Stories Change the World?

How your life can lift people.

Can a Story Inspire Divorce Reform?

A divorce sparks draft law: Parental Divorce Reduction Act

Emotional Story-Telling after Stressful Experiences: A Way to Find Meaning

Can writing memoirs transform the meaning of trauma?

Does the Death of Bin Laden Help the 9/11 Families to Heal?

Bin Laden's Death Changes the Trauma Narrative of 9/11

Troubled Times Spark Cruel Claims

How can we judge the validity of the wartime atrocity tale?

What's Your Life Story?

Gripping life stories don’t need conventional events

As Believable As Fiction

How to write compelling creative non-fiction

The Case of the Missing Cobra

Making news compelling through the art of story

Out of suffering, hope

Marsha Linehan’s personal dialectics

Why Can't This Just Be Funny?

The art of not taking yourself too seriously

"Writers Do Not Give Up on People"

To move the heart, construct your characters carefully.

Why Psychotherapists Write Novels and Plays

How therapy differs from fiction and theatre

Only a Story? Not If Your Brain Has Its Way

Blame your brain when stories move you to real tears.

Your life story in metaphors

A box of chocolates or a bowl of cherries; which best fits your life?

Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man, Revisited

Should we fear or revere old age?