Stories That Heal

A collection of healing stories shared at our workshop, Body. Mind. Story. and submitted by storytellers around the world.

The Poem by Cher Walter

We are sitting in folding chairs in semi-circular rows in fluorescent light. The rectory basement is filling with mothers and daughters for this Girl Scout activity. She has just turned 9: her scabby bare knees hang over the edge of the seat, but her toes barely graze the red carpeting. I am 13 & 1/2,… Read More

The Breast Exam by Juli Heath

Upon a routine exam, Juli reflects on an alternate, more enjoyable routine for this annual procedure but in returning to reality, she reconciles feelings of gratitude, heartbreak, and hope. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – June 2018

In Motion by Patrice Duquette

In this story, Patrice takes us back to her childhood shares what it means to always be in motion … Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – June 2018

The Fishing Report by Laurel Jung

In this story, Laurel describes personal and professional transitions with humor, heart, and wisdom. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – June 2018

Family by Terri Bogess

Family. Six letters. One word. In this story of laughter, paradox, and love, Terri takes us back to her childhood home of Bishop, TX where she and her cousins’ antics would have made Carol Burnett proud. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – June 2018

Braking Bad by Mike Lenarz

Balanced with drama and humor, Mike Lenarz recalls a couple of “road tests” as a young driver. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – June 2018