How Difficult Is It to Speak Up? Listen To This.

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Amazing story by Sam Cook, “Flatland” will leave you breathless with insight.

Can a Kind of Heartbreak Heal You—and the World?

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Raoul Wieland explores what happens when our hearts are broken open instead of apart.

I Got Called An ‘Intellectual’ -  Should I Be Worried?

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It never occurred to me that there was a name for being curious and liking books.

The Great, and Calming, Buck Brannaman

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He Gentles Horses. He Can Transform Your Kids—And Yourself

From Journalist to Storyteller

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Jerry Waxler’s interview with Carla Odell chronicles her transformation from a reporter to a writer of memoirs—for hire.

The Link Between Shame and Revenge: A Story

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In this story, Tom Mallouk shares his insight about revenge, and how he comes out better for it.

Why I Didn’t Kiss the Girl

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On a magical night, Tim Mousseau hesitated, afraid of rejection. But he’s determined that fear will not be his story.

Write Your Own Life Story

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Do you want to write your life story, or just let the pages unfold?

I Was About to Fall Through The Cracks. But This One Man Wouldn’t Let Me.

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Ground Zero can be a wonderful place to start — How Dr. Mark Goulston became “heartfelt”.

Almost Normal

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People who are “normal” often don’t even know what that feels like.

An Argument Against Hitting Your Children: And Some Alternatives

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Tim Lineaweaver believes a child should grow up believing their home is a safe place to be. It was something he himself didn’t have.

My Friend Eggman, and the Crisis in Candyland

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Rob Azevedo returns to his childhood playground, and experiences an interesting turn of events.

The Secret to Stories Revealed

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When a story takes hold of, transports, and truly transforms us, it’s more than the power of connection at work. It’s seeing ourselves in the face of another.

A Story You’ll Never Forget

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Bob Marrow’s grandmother saved a girl’s unwanted child, only to learn of its tragic death.

My Son Died

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Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.

Love in Secondary Inspection

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A. X. Ahmad is detained by Homeland Security at the airport — and finally gets to really know his fiancée.