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Little Remarkable Moments

My new year’s resolution is to appreciate each moment.

And I decided to start a new blog to help me do just that!

Here’s the blurb:

Little Remarkable Moments is a blog by creative artist Yang-May Ooi about Continue Reading »

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Photos from Yang-May Ooi’s award-winning talk “Breaking Tradition: How to Live Unbound” at the Inspiring Speakers Gala July 2014

Yang-May Ooi won the People’s Choice Award at the Inspiring Speakers Gala the other week for her talk “Breaking Tradition: How to Live Unbound”. She was among 7 speakers who wowed the audience with speeches on topics that they felt Continue Reading »

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Why I Became a Story Performer

From an quiet introvert who used to prefer sitting quietly and writing books, author Yang-May Ooi took on the scary challenge of sharing her stories on stage as a story performer. So what got her out of her room on Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: My TEDx talk is now up online

I’m delighted to let you know that my TEDx talk is now up online. The talk, “Rebel Heart: How Small Acts of Rebellion Can Create Powerful Change”, closed the TEDxCoventGardenWomen conference Dec 2013. It has been described as “electrifying” Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: Big Hair is a Feminist Issue

Can a woman’s hairstyle be a feminist issue? In my TEDx talk today (it’s today!!), I describe to the audience my “Big Hair Days” in the 1980s when I had a huge power perm, just like all the fashionable young Continue Reading »

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From Stammerer to TEDx Talker

Stammering can be a debilitating and stressful problem. But it can also become a friend. I reflect on my experience of stammering now that I’m about to give a TEDx talk, speaking without notes in front of a large Continue Reading »

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Creative Writing – Call for Submissions: The Authenticity of Twelve

StoryGuru.co.uk is looking for original writing. If you would like to write a personal story for publication here on this site, please read on!

Who were you when you were twelve? What did you love doing at that age?

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The Authenticity of Twelve: An Adventurous Spirit

Being twelve is a time when we can be our most authentic selves, says writer and journalist Anna Sayburn, and staying connected to our true selves can make for a happy life. Can we re-connect with our authenticity and Continue Reading »

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The Magic of Rainbows – or, How to get out of a Bad Mood

We can often find ourselves caught up in a bad mood because we may be tired or fed up or both. That bad mood can infect everything else and give us a jaundiced view of other people or our situation. Continue Reading »

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The Power of Stories

Welcome to StoryGuru! Here’s what this site is all about:

Stories shape who we are and how we view the world. The stories we tell about our lives and about others can empower us – or limit us. If we Continue Reading »

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About Yang-May Ooi

Yang-May Ooi is a creative artist whose work explores the transformational power of personal narrative. She has been an award-winning TEDx speaker, bestselling author and acclaimed story performer. Her sell out solo story performance, Bound Feet Blues, was showcased in London's West End in Oct 2014. to 4+ Star reviews. The show returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre for a 3 week run in Nov 2015 - see www.BoundFeetBlues.co.uk

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