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You can’t do everything – and that’s OK

 If you’re running around trying to do everything, it’s going to wear you out and you’ll most likely end up not doing any one of those things very well. You can’t do everything, says Yang-May Ooi, and that’s OK. Here’s 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: Guest Blogging Roundup

In a series of guest blogging essays, I share the story of the kiss that changed my life from different perspectives. These writings discuss in more depth the issues raised by my TEDx talk “Rebel Heart” which I will be 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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How to Live a Good Life

What stories will people tell about you when you are gone? Will they be heart-warming stories or stories you would rather not hear? Thinking about how you want to be remembered can inspire you to create a good life for Continue Reading »

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Do you believe in ghosts? – or, Reframing the Myth of Success

Success means a big job, big house, big title – or does it? Chasing the conventional myth of success can make us ill – and even kill us. What if we could redefine success in a way that is more Continue Reading »

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The Golden Hour – or, Finding Happiness in the Passing of Time

Why 4.30pm is the most beautiful time of the day and how it can help us value the things and people we love

At this time of the year, at the height of summer, I find the most poignant time 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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