The Times They are A-Changin’

Posted Posted in Change, Narrative, Optimism, Stories, Storytelling, Writing

‘All great changes are preceded by chaos.’ – Deepak ChopraEven as the eternal optimist I have to admit that the times, they are a changin’. I’m interested in storytelling, not just the written word on the page, but as a narrative psychologist, spoken-word stories of everyday lives. The key to good storytelling is the listener, as […]

Optimism… a recipe for a successful new year

Posted Posted in New Year, Optimism

Life is full of triumphs and disappointments, but it’s telling that we often focus on the disappointments and remember them better than the triumphs. Last year I experimented with keeping count of both. I’ve often used the ‘write down your problems’ – or disappointments or lack of achievement – as a solution-finding exercises, and this […]

Optimism – breaking through the glass ceiling

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Feminism, Love, Novel, Optimism

Having recovered slightly from all the excitement of last week and the inauguration of President Obama and Mrs Obama’s dress, I still feel optimistic. As the theme of this month’s blog is feminism, I want to write about how optimism and positive thinking is related to the ‘glass ceiling’. I am a working class woman […]