Exploring living stories
I am on hiatus this week, but if you are missing your fresh edition of Living Stories, fear not! I’ve pulled together the full archive from the past six months (!) of writing. Have a look at the links below and take your pick of fresh, juicy reads!
The first entry I wrote explores why we humans truly are the 'storytelling animals'.
Since then, I have journeyed far and wide across worlds of story, writing about the mythic imagination; facing climate change with stubborn optimism; expanding our time horizons with 'cathedral thinking'; the art of deep listening.
And then I wrote about love as action, not just a feeling - revisiting one of my own profound life experiences in Ethiopia.
Next was the spider weaver’s gift, exploring the lives of spiders through an Ashanti folktale telling the origins of Ghana’s world-famous kente cloth!
Then I wrote about peace - what is peace, can stories teach peace?
And finally, my latest - on ecological compassion.
I will send out the next new Living Stories dispatch on the 15th of April. In the meantime, you can always access the full Living Stories archive whenever you want and explore the ever-growing collection of writings at your own pace.
As always, I’d love to hear from you. Is there a story that resonates with you, or particular themes and questions you would like to see engaged with here? Or any other feedback, questions or things to share - do let me know!
And if you enjoy reading Living Stories, help me to spread the word. Living Stories now has readers on every continent except Antarctica — and I would love to reach even more thoughtful, curious and passionate people who love story and the living world. I believe the world needs juicy and generative storytelling now more than ever, and I am delighted that this initiative continues to grow!
Happy reading! And thank you for your support. It means the world to me.
Until next time, with love,