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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: Ambition and The Art of Living an Authentic Life

Many of us would like to live a more authentic life. But what are the elements that make up authentic happiness? I’ve been reflecting on this while preparing for my TEDx talk “Rebel Heart” which shares my personal journey Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: What Public Speaking Can Teach Us About Life [TEDx]

What can public speaking teach us about how to show up in our lives? I reflect on what the process of honing a TEDx talk has taught me about the skills for living a rich and fulfilling life.

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The Smell of September – or, Reflections on New Beginnings

September is a month of endings – and also new beginnings. It can offer a time for reflection as summer ends and the academic year starts again. This meditative piece invites you to look at what September means to you.  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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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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