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The Stories You Tell Yourself About Who You Are| Can You Change Them?

October 18, 2010

Book with thought-provoking words and paintings by Marylou and Alan Falstreau.


It is the stories that we tell ourselves – the good, the bad, and the ugly that shape how we see ourselves. Through awareness of our thinking – our assumptions, our all-or-nothing thoughts, our habituated patterns, our acceptance of media myths – we can change it. I changed mine to see:

The Beauty Of Aging

My wrinkles tell the story

of a life of experiences





I am grateful for every one

for they’ve brought me to today.

The end.


8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2010 6:21 pm

    This is just lovely…a simple, sweet, and touchingly kind self-view that takes all the burden away. Thanks for creating a nice and lasting moment! ~Dawn

  2. October 19, 2010 7:32 am


  3. October 19, 2010 8:31 am

    Hi Cherry – this is BEAUTIFUL! I love it! :)

    Thank you for this reminder about the stories I tell myself… ;)

  4. October 20, 2010 10:05 pm

    Wonderful perspective! We are what we think!

  5. October 22, 2010 3:34 pm

    Hi Cherry! Great blog, lovely poem.

    I would like to share the poem at ”The Art of Aging’ on FaceBook-did you write the poem, or is it from Marylou’s book?
    Thank you!

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