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How the Japanese myth of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu helped me get out from under the bedcovers and shine againūüĆě

How the Japanese myth of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu helped me get out from under the bedcovers and shine againūüĆě

Last year for a long time after the so-called 'climate election' was lost to a coal-loving party, I felt extremely deflated. I couldn't find much motivation or desire to shine my storytelling light, when usually that is the very thing I feel compelled to do. Usually,...

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Have you ever felt like giving up? With so much dire news coming at us at the moment, it's easy to want to, even though we know it'll do us no good! Below is VIDEO 5 in the GIFT OF STORY series, I briefly explain 'Never Give Up', a sweet Russian folktale about a...

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The Legend of the First Strawberry

The Legend of the First Strawberry

In the 'The Gift of Story Series' I explain in just over 2 mins one of my recorded stories, their plot and themes and how I think they may be helpful to your child and family. VIDEO 2: The Legend of the First Strawberry In today's video, I introduce a romantic...

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Stories for Challenging Times

Stories for Challenging Times

In this era of fast-paced change, drought, bushfires and angry political rhetoric that seems disengaged from the pressing matters of our age, let alone common sense, I have days when I wonder just how much relevance and value whimsical oral tales really have. Then I...

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October Stories in the Club: Getting Here: Migration

October Stories in the Club: Getting Here: Migration

Tellers: Jan Olley, Bobbi Allan, John Imbrogno, Alicia Vella, Luis Santos and Jenni Cargill-Strong Jan Olley is the coordinator of Byron Bird Buddies and sits on the Regional Advisory Committee for National Parks. She grew up in the Northern Rivers and trained as an...

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