Though Pararchive’s origins lie in the exploration of archives and heritage, we realised at a very earlier stage that the route through this was storytelling. We always knew that personal narratives and biographies would help to locating our users in what might be otherwise overwhelmingly voluminous collections and historical contexts.
I think most of us understand that writing can be a cathartic experience, so it’s really interesting to see new research emerging that links personal storytelling directly to wellbeing…
“…we all have a personal narrative that shapes our view of the world and ourselves. But sometimes our inner voice doesn’t get it completely right. Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.”
More at… well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/writing-your-way-to-happiness
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