January 23, 2019 | Storytelling
Narrative transportation is the experience of being transported to the world of a story. Being “transported” means having an emotional reaction, significant mental imagery about the story, and some degree of loss of awareness of your surroundings.
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January 11, 2019 | Storytelling
Babies have the potential to recognize a sense of connection and being wanted starting as early as seven months. From the get-go, we require connection. It is responsible for ordering how we will perceive and interpret our role in the world. This inclination or, rather, this need, is truly hardwired into us.
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December 12, 2018 | Storytelling
The world is composed of walking stories, of waking stories. From the homeless man living meal to meal to the CEO sitting in a high-rise office, everyone bears a story. Like mosaics, a billion little different tiles give shape to our beings—our desires, aspirations, fears, joys, disappointments, habits, inclinations.
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October 9, 2018 | Letters from the C.E.O.
I’m terrible with names. My wife Susannah blames me but I blame my hippocampus. If you are not familiar with the hippocampus, it’s the seahorse-shaped part of our brain that gives us episodic memory and relates our facts to our experiences. And mine is broken.
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July 26, 2018 | Storytelling
In 1922, Margery Williams published The Velveteen Rabbit. Perhaps this book sounds familiar due to its wide acclaim or, maybe, it infused your childhood dreams as a bedtime read. Either way, Williams’ message remains profound and salient today. Lying on the floor of a child’s bedroom, the Velveteen Rabbit asks the wisest nursery toy, the […]
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