Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

The Value in Life Storytelling

According to ‘To boost your self-esteem, write about chapters of your life‘ by Christian Jarrett, to be adult means among other things to see one’s own life in continuous perspective, both in retrospect and in prospect, and to selectively reconstruct one’s past in such a way that, step for step, it seems to have planned one, or better, one seems to have planned it.

Although “it’s been shown that people who tell more positive stories … tend to enjoy higher self-esteem and greater ‘self-concept clarity’ (the confidence and lucidity in how you see yourself)”, nevertheless “findings suggest that the experience of systematically reviewing one’s life and identifying, describing and conceptually linking life chapters may serve to enhance the self, even in the absence of increased self-concept clarity and meaning.

About Alton Chapter

The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

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This entry was posted on April 11, 2019 by in Writing Advice and tagged , , .

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