Stories That Heal

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

A Story For My Daughter by Andrea Winter

Andrea is faced with a traumatic childhood memory that she had pushed away but resurfaces as she listens to the news on her commute home from work. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. (storytelling workshop) at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018

The Sketch by David Hedlund

In this story, David recalls an incident as a teenager that shaped how he understands the meaning of expectations and the relationship between fathers and sons. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. (storytelling workshop) at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018

The Honeymoon by Elizabeth Buri

In a story of polarities, Elizabeth tells the story of a young couple from different backgrounds while sharing a message about humanity. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. (storytelling workshop) at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018

Spilled Gravy on Rice by Zarul Albakri

The storyteller recalls when he sets out to make a film and shares what turns out to be a story about him and his brother. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. workshop at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018

The Beauty of Bathroom Tiles by Deborah Lumendal

The storyteller makes a connection between her fascination with tiled bathrooms and the beauty found in low expectations, mistakes, and imperfection. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018

The Bird by Jake Gau

Through stories from his childhood and adolescence, Jake honors the legacy and magic of his family. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018

Winter’s First Snow by Chuck Bransford

In this story, Chuck reflects on the wonder of winter’s first snow and recalls a story of connection and community from the early years of his healthcare career. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018

Mr. Gillespie by Edward McKinley

The storyteller ponders the wisdom his father imparts through telling stories, yet never reveals his own. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018

The Ripe Fruit by Anneke Bender

The storyteller shares a childhood experience of grief and ponders what a story of shame means to her and for all of us. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018

Junior High: A Retrospect by Jennifer Gray

On the eve of her daughter’s first day of junior high, Jennifer is faced with a flood of memories of her own junior high days and reconciles these experiences of doubt and insecurity with hope for her child. Filmed at Body. Mind. Story. at Mill City Museum, Minneapolis – October 2018