Bringing storytelling to the holidays

We are natural storytellers. Whether it’s a folk tale, a fairy tale or your own “tale” the importance of the written and oral word are vitally important for building traditions and maintaining relationships. This includes family and even your healthcare provider as sharing of stories helps build empathy and health literacy.

During the cold season it has been a tradition for hundreds of years to gather around the fire 🔥 share stories, drinking hot beverages, that bring generations together. What better then to start your own tradition now?

Belonging to a self-improvement group like Toastmasters allows those advanced speakers to formally plan and be evaluated on their oral speaking skills includes establishing eye contact and rapport with your audience with the help of props and vocal variety. This year for the annual Christmas 🎄 and Holiday party I had the chance to retell the classic Hans Christian Andersen story “The Little Match Girl” with the goal of reminding our audience about the less fortunate and why we all need to maintain hope and be mindful of others.
Friend and compatriot Toastmaster Sylvia, gave a great tale of “Sophie” the working girl who just wanted to stay home with her alcohol “friends” ….and how a few “elves” brought her back to her senses reminding her of the basics!

Yes Sophie please mind the cup, and remember Santa is good for our health, and please drink plenty of clean water!

No one is perfect in the oral tradition, it’s the small steps that matter ….speaking of which I appreciated Queen Elizabeth’s recent holiday speech of the generations coming together and how often small steps like thinking of climate change, the spirit of good faith, bring reconciliation and positive change.

Whether it’s hot chocolate or peppermint dreams do take time with those you care about, and share some good stories. As always be good to your body, mind, and spirit for better health! Happy holidays and best for the upcoming new year!

Great storytelling!

2 thoughts on “Bringing storytelling to the holidays

  1. MichaelTes says:

    My children and I are feeling fuzzy that we tapped such a nice spot here, and is unbelievably the kinds of information my friends from church are always on the look out for months. Such up to date info here on the web site is one of a kind and – appreciated and will be a resource for my cousins and I all day long. it is inherent that the site learned tons of truely experienced kinds of details around things I am continually searching and the other links and info really shows it. I’m not typically on the web when I am busy but when my friends have some time im always investigating for this type of knowledge and stuff closely having to do with it. I have two of my relatives that have developed an interest in this because of all that I’ve found out about it and they’re for sure to visit this site as it is an super discovery. I’m also fascinated in self isolation and entertainment and coping with the new changes in Trump issues as well as searching for new resource hunting partners and services to assist making more free time. [url=][color=#000_url]fast buy home cash in atlanta GA and Conyers Georgia 30012[/color][/url]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s