Reveal Your Story podcast is based on folks sharing their major life turning points - how they responded and steps they used to overcome and transform personal challenges.
A previous member of the Association of Personal Historians, an active participant in local writers groups, teacher of 'Life Story Writing' at the University of Utah, Michele is both teacher and author. Actively creating material in various genres in addition to writing and producing "My Life Story" books for individual clients since 2002. In the early 1990's Michele self-published a household cleaning book that sold over 100,000 copies. She's written television scripts, corporate sales training programs, published a Well-Being magazine, short stories, poetry and worked as a Learning and Development director and Human Resource Professional @ Xerox Services.
You'll find her 150+ Life Story Writing prompts ebook on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/author/brownmichele
"Since early childhood I’ve been fascinated by listening to my parents and grandparents share their stories. I can remember sitting at the feet of my grandmother many times and asking her to repeat my favorite stories about her life. These stories always included some crossroads or serious dilemma looming in the background. I felt that her stories gave me another glimpse into the real woman my grandmother was and not just this older woman in front of me who’d grown tired and weary. She passed away before I was 12 years old and I can vividly recall these moments of sitting with her and listening intently as she shared her stories.
As I grew into adulthood it was natural for me to draw out stories from strangers who would often tell me “I’ve never told anyone that before”. My passion and interest in listening to people tell their story has continued through the years. In 2002 I began conducting 'Write Your Life Story' workshops and working with individuals to record their stories. Contemplating writing an entire life story can feel overwhelming.
I specialize in coaching my clients to write specific stories that support their Life Theme and not necessarily a long history from birth to present day."
Last year I had a client who was nearly 70 ask me if I could help her stop caring about what other people think when they judge and criticize her.
Fifteen years ago, while writing a life story for a woman in her 90s, she repeatedly told me about the pain she felt when thinking about how her mother never held and nurtured her.