Hi! I’m Lainie.
I inspire people to write their life stories and to make meaningful stuff.
I am fascinated by the concept of narrative identity – the idea that our present and future is shaped by the stories that we selectively replay from our past. It sparked a four year exploration of my life stories, which continues to change the way I live my life. It’s why I’ve created The Search for Self and why I’ve been writing for my children. I want to capture who they are as little people, so they can know their story right from the beginning. I want our kids to know who they are at heart so they can grow up living lives that are true to them.
As for what’s “very Lainie,” I love writing in coffee shops and wandering museums and art galleries. I love Scandinavian design and people who challenge the status quo. Time at the cabin with friends and family. Finding ‘good’ mail in the mailbox… and I hate wearing socks.