Recognizing that you are a storyteller, and that your stories matter, I challenge you to be a conscious storyteller. These are a few thoughts on how to be a better storyteller and participant in the narratives around us.
I wanted to write a few words of guidance for my daughter, and although this letter began as something solely for her, as I reread it, I realized that it's a letter for all of us -- young, old, daughter, son, mother, father... human. Take what you like, leave the rest behind.
Ten, or maybe even five years ago, I would have reacted very differently. I would have been upset, angry, filled with indignity, and hurt. I might have gone to soothe myself by buying some baked goods and eating the whole lot of them. See, I was a chubby child, and my extended family made fun ...