Thoughts, ideas and stories
This story was written for a woman who takes on too much responsibility. She is co-dependent and needing to set boundaries. The cloak of stones is a metaphor that conveys the physical as well as the emotional burden of doing too much for others. What meaning do you make of the tale?
Story using metaphor leads the reader and listener on an imaginary journey that has a positive resolution. This type of story helps adults and children find their own answers to their issues. Everyone can make their own meaning from a metaphorical story. In this article I explain some of the ideas about therapeutic storytelling.
The King and Penelope is a fairy tale that I wrote to help me make sense of my emotions regarding the sale of our business. I use stories to convey messages to my subconscious and process change. This story is about a King and his Queen selling their garden and grappling with the emotions of change by the new owners.