“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.”
– Jonathan Gottschall
We all have a beautiful story to share. Don’t ignore or disregard your story; own it and embrace it. All too often we hide our truth from others because we are fearful they might judge us, think less of us, or “unfriend” us. And as we grow older, we often forget how much we are actually comforted by story-sharing. Just ask any little one what they want to do before bedtime, and their answer would likely be, “Tell me a story!” The fixed routine of a bedtime story before sleeping has a relaxing effect. The soothing voice of the person telling the story allows for a calm atmosphere in which the child can more easily fall asleep. This emotional response creates a bond between the storyteller and the listener.