A Life Story Jar is made from the pieces and experiences that make you who you are. The Japanese ginger jar inspired the framework for The Life Story Jar Programme.
We are born perfect as porcelain. By the time we reach middle life we have had many experiences and may have developed a few cracks along the way.
In the 15th century the Japanese turned piecing broken porcelain back together into an art form using golden glue. They call this kintsugi and believe the cracks make the jar more precious.
The pieces are your stories and the golden glue is the magic of sharing those stories.
This is the story behind the Life Story Jar.
Jo Parfitt's Life Story Jar programme gently guides and teaches you to write your own precious stories and preserve a collection of pieces before it’s too late. Each jar is a collection of writings on a theme, such as My Family or Growing Up, created through a series of 12 lessons, grouped into jars, or packs and sent weekly, by email.
Introducing the Lindsay de Feliz New Writer of Expat Memoir Award 2020
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It was with profound sadness that we learned about the death of one of our authors, Lindsay de Feliz. The circumstances surrounding the tragedy are still open to much speculation. However, it is clear we have lost one of our most treasured authors, a woman of great wisdom and humour, courage and fortitude, who resolutely pursued her dream to live a life less ordinary as vividly retold in her remarkable memoirs, What About Your Saucepans? and Life After My Saucepans.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family and friends at this sad and troubling time. RIP, Lindsay de Feliz. You were a pleasure to work with and an inspiration to us all.
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