Tag Archives: healing

TimeSlips Gives People with Dementia the Freedom to Imagine

  As memories fade and reality blurs, there’s still one thing to cherish: imagination. As we watch loved ones “lose their mind” we don’t have to fear that they will lose their freedom to create, thanks to a powerful and playful “improvisational storytelling” project called TimeSlips. Since it was established in 1998, the TimeSlips Creative […]

Memories of 9/11: How Stories Help Us Heal

  “Stories expose corruption, ignite the flames of justice, restore the well-being of a community,” writes Roy Peter Clark of Poynter.org. “We can now narrate parables of survival in the hope that our culture, political system and way of life will re-form and carry on.” In his essay, “From Homer to 9/11, how storytelling charts our […]

Memories of 9/11: “The Day After”

  On September 11, 2001, I was 16 years old, a junior in high school. I remember wearing a long grey skirt and a bright red cotton top. It was a sunny day. It’s funny how those inconsequential details are so vivid. My mother came to pick me up from school. She was silently frantic, […]