Why is creating a video record of loved ones important?
Research shows that not only does the telling of family stories provide connection and closeness it can help children cope better with life’s challenges.
“The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.” –NY Times article, Bruce Feiler, The Family Stories That Bind Us author of The Secrets of Happy Families
“Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They are the currency of human contact.” — Robert McKee
“Because there is a natural storytelling urge and ability in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astonishing and delightful results.” —Nancy Mellon, The Art of Storytelling
“People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.” —Studs Terkel