Gratitude is a reward for letting go

Gratitude is a reward for letting go

– By Christopher Smith –  “I am beginning to understand that my reactions to what people say and do are to do with the ways in which I have been conditioned – that when I am triggered I have a choice between identifying with the flood of thought and...
How shared reading helped me to be near people

How shared reading helped me to be near people

– By Sara Fawcett –  “…it made me almost feel free. Like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I found myself talking to people I hadn’t talked to before and it wasn’t just normal talking. There was a banter and witty jokes shared between us,...
Stories of change – Mary

Stories of change – Mary

– By Mary Houghis –  “…I thought that I could not get back into nursing, shared reading has changed that…”   Mary has been attending shared reading groups for around 6 months. In that time she has connected with others and found new motivation,...
A Reading Resurrection

A Reading Resurrection

– By Alex Carbonetti –  Literature was murdered for me in high school. The dissection of texts, the endless analysis of meaning and themes, seemed to destroy the joy of the act of reading and becoming immersed in the world of other people and other places....