Find it. Tell it. Live it.
Profits go to support cancer research, veterans’ programs, and educational scholarships.
A guide for individuals to use their personal writing to promote healing, learning, growth, and positive change,The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties.
Sandra Marinella’s The Story You Need to Tell is a collection of illuminating stories that show us the power of writing to transform our lives.
Sandra Marinella has written a wonderful guide for all those struggling to make sense of the story of their lives! It can serve as the perfect prescription for real healing.
The Story You Need to Tell is a beautifully written book with stories that inspire the readers to make their way through trauma, illness, loss, and hardship.
Sandra Marinella brings keen research skills, a brilliant storytelling voice and a distinguished teaching career to this cohesive guide for writing the unspeakable.
Change your story and you can change your life. Our brains think in story. Our lives hang on our stories. In the midst of an illness, a trauma, or a loss, our stories can help sustain and heal us. Our workshops explore the power of our stories.
To find my joy, I learned from many of the veterans and cancer patients the practice of listing the hopes I have. The list can start like this—
I hope to bake dozens of chocolate chip cookies (and eat only eat five of them!) 😊
After you make about ten statements, choose one you want to explore or make happen. Make some notes or freewrite on how you plan to undertake this hope. In five to ten minutes explore one or more of these “hopes.” Try to end this venture with a plan to take an action of some kind. If you are up for it, let me know what you are planning to do—and how it unfolds.
Helping with the Gift of Story
This goal of this work is to help others find healing and growth through sharing and writing their stories. You can help by sharing the book with others and reviewing the book on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble or Target sites. Profits support cancer research and scholarships. Free books are shared with cancer patients and veterans on request.
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