Sometimes when we tell our stories we travel down the same well-worn tracks. The questions in The Sunday Story Club are carefully crafted to sidestep the prepared narratives you use to explain your life experiences to yourself and others. In this way, you learn about your self.
Reclaim Conversation & Connection by Sharing Your Stories
We wrote The Sunday Story Club to share some real-life stories and also encourage others to run their own story salons so that they too could experience their magic.
It has begun.
Thanks, Ashlee & Cristina for the feedback on running your first salon. It sounded fabulous.
Escaping the stereotype into wisdom & understanding
My co-author, Doris Brett, and I spoke at the HAPPINESS AND ITS CAUSES Conference in Sydney in 2019.
Doris’s talk addresses the importance of face-to-face communication, explains why telling our stories out loud can help us understand ourselves, and shows how having deeper conversations can lead to insight into our life experiences and, ultimately, to wisdom. And I talk about the way to open up conversations by using more interesting questions.
The Joy & Terror of having your Book reviewed
Thousands of books are published each month so getting your book reviewed at all is worthy of popping the champagne cork.
Seeing a review of The Sunday Story Club (written with co-author Doris Brett) in The Age & SMH on Saturday was exciting. Then came the terror. WHAT WILL THEY SAY?
I read the review holding my breath. Then I had to read it again because I was too terrified for the words to register.
Hallelujah! The short review (below) by Fiona Capp was terrific. I could breathe again.
The Sunday Story Club: The Book Club without Books
The official book launch of The Sunday Story Club: The Book Club without books @ Readings Hawthorn. Great enthusiastic crowd. That’s me in the Hi-Vis shirt. Ha!