We’re storytelling animals, and we create stories to help us make sense of life and give us a framework for our decisions, whether personal, professional, or spiritual. But those stories can sometimes turn on us—especially the negative ones—and become self-limiting when they come up against life’s primary goal: Grow. And when they become lies of identity—I am what I do, I am what I have, I am what other people think of me. Stories become opinions become beliefs become behaviors. We don’t just tell stories—they tell us. And until the core perceptions at the heart of our stories are confronted, and perhaps deconstructed or updated, the behavior that grows out of them won’t change. This presentation is designed to help you identify and reconsider the stories you tell yourself. We’ll work to separate fact from fiction, emphasize the positive in our stories, and understand that they don’t keep replaying themselves to torment us, but to offer us opportunities to heal and grow. The soul’s agenda is not punishment, but healing.