Psychotherapist Kim Schneiderman created a series of writing exercises to help people reimagine themselves as the heroes of their own life stories. Her premises were: 1) Our lives are unfolding stories. 2) We are the best and worst interpreters of what happens to us. 3) How we tell our story matters because it influences how we feel. 4) How we feel about our stories influences how they unfold. 5) Tension between the protagonist (us) and the antagonists (our obstacles) is fertile ground for character development. 6) Writing in the third person voice can help us be more objective about our lives. Three cancer deaths left her wondering about her own story.
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