The Power of Story

Story shortens the distance between you and me.
Story helps us understand who we are, why were are here and what we have to share.
Story makes the other, familiar.

Telling our own stories and hearing other’s, with honesty and courage, creates empathy and connection. This is how we find our way back to each other.


When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story.

-Iyanla Vanzant

What Is Life’s Echoes?

Life’s Echoes is a place where story is sacred. Every story deserves to be told.

Elizabeth Ostler brings over twenty years of experience of storytelling to help others tell their stories in authentic and connective ways. She is able to create an environment where people feel safe enough to let down their guards and risk being seen and to share a piece of their soul through story.



laugh loudly
live and create with joy and gratitude &
reverence the individual’s journey.

  • Liz has the ability to gather a diverse group of people in a room, usually strangers, and by the end of the gathering they feeling a connection to the group and each person there.

    Amanda, Costume Designer
  • What I took away really helped me to recognize that I am enough to fill the needs of a piece and that I have a right to be heard.

    Mike, actor
  • At the time I was still at a very immature stage in my artistry as well as my personal development. I couldn’t help but surrender to the freedom Liz’s technique encouraged. Everything I imbibed during the process challenged me to dig, to accept, and ultimately, to grow. She undoubtedly knows her stuff and I would vouch for her wholeheartedly.

    Tricia, actor
  • Liz saw something in me that I certainly didn’t know was inside myself. She helped me unlock my potential through her encouragement and thoughtful direction. Liz helped me believe that I had everything I needed inside of me. I still occasionally struggle with believing in myself, but I always can go back to that experience and draw strength from it so that I can carry on.

    Heather, actor & graphic designer


You're not alone. Practice self-compassion. Show up even though.

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
A Child’s Work by Vivian Gussin Paley
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Raising Strong by Brene Brown
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Make music. Leonard Bernstein
Make amazing mistakes. Neil Gaiman
You must do. Eleanor Roosevelt.
An untold story. Maya Angelou.
Give us what you’ve got. Steven Pressfield.
Thwarted. Jean Houston.
What would you do. Elizabeth Gilbert


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