journal - Dangerously Good Stories

The most meaningful pictures of your life aren’t about the pictures. They’re about the stories within the pictures.  How do I know this? Why listen to me? I’ve spent the past 6 years dissecting the stories within the work of photographers from around the world and have published over 300 recorded stories on this very […]

How to Make the Most Meaningful Pictures of Your Life: A Free Comprehensive Guide

I’ve started writing this and can’t wait to fully share soon. Publishing prematurely just for the link I needed put in place elsewhere. Will publish by the end of 2022, promise! –Marie

My Story as a Late-Diagnosed Autistic Woman with ADHD: Rebirth Indeed

Writing the stories of your life? Then, you know this writer’s fog well: “Am I saying this right? How do I make these words feel like the way I feel?” Overcome this fog by looking past the end result and simply write your heart. Writing your heart is writing unfiltered, without reserve, and it’s like […]

11 Ways to Write Your Heart (& stories of your life)

I’ll never forget driving home from a surgery I had in 2018. David, my husband, was driving and we were holding hands. My head was thinking about: how I was feeling what was ahead I hope this surgery actually worked (it was the 2nd operation) I hope my kids are being good for the sitter […]

Tiny Stories: Watch for Something Steady

Lightly cleaned up transcript below. Expect typos. Affiliate links used when possible. Enjoy! . MARIE: This is exactly what I was talking about. Not just me talking at you, not just these strategic, part authentic, part manufactured, conversational-based interviews. I see this show as a collaboration. A collaboration between you and I.  Here’s the scoop: […]

Tell Your Stories & You’ll Start to Notice More of Them with Caryn DeFreez – Episode #81

Lightly cleaned up transcript below. Expect typos. Affiliate links used when possible. Enjoy! . MARIE: Welcome to Dangerously Good Stories, formerly Intentional Documentary. You have no idea how ecstatic I am to be back, recording, and under this new name!  I will tell you everything, but before we move any further I want you to […]

Let’s Begin Again, Storyteller: New podcast name, new content. Episode #80

podcast for personal storytellers

This report contains some affiliate links. This progress report is for January – March 2021. Kendall’s Summary: I’ve improved on: hula hooping being outside more swinging I’ve learned about: the blood root flower how to get grammie and papa’s cats to be around you making my own Mangle costume I’ve had fun: swinging on our […]

Our Unschooling Progress Report #2

how to document and keep records for unschooling

Before you start scrolling and devouring these 21 quotes on life, I want you to considering using these quotes to unearth your tiny stories. So often, we stumble upon a quote that makes us think, “ooooh that’s good,” and we pin it or take a screenshot or re-share it in our social feeds as if […]

21 Quotes on Life to Inspire Intention, Purpose, & Perseverance

best quotes about life, intention, and purpose

Once upon an 8:31 p.m. ago, the ugly mommy monster appeared like clockwork.  “Get ready for bed!” she’d growl.  “Did you get your 20 minutes of reading done? I don’t care if you don’t want to, you HAVE TO for school!”  She was on edge.  She watched the minutes get later and later, putting her own […]

8:31 P.M.

unschooling life

I don’t love all the hype around the STUFF you can buy for Valentine’s Day! That said, I really DO love the people I live with and want them to feel seen, valued, and loved. If you feel the same, keep reading, because last year, I used those words as my intentions to make Valentine’s […]

Make Valentine’s Day Memorable by Adding Meaningfulness

add meaningfulness to Valentine's Day with your stories

If you’ve got tiny stories that you’d rather forget than to think about again, then this is for you. Typically, when you think about these stories, you feel: grief, shame, disgust, annoyance, fear or another completely unpleasant emotion. I want to help you go from discomfort to a place of acceptance around your painful tiny […]

How to Process a Painful Tiny Story From Your Life

heal from a painful story