If we diagram the template for good storytelling and then diagram the template for changing our minds for the better, and laid them on top of each other… they would be exactly the same.

If you want to be happier, you can write your way there by making up stories. I know. It sounds crazy. But I did it, and it works. Then I did the research and found out that there is a vast body of scientific research that explains why.

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Samantha Shad

Samantha Shad is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is a veteran screenwriter, entertainment attorney and writing teacher.

Samantha grew up in a show business family. Her father, Bobby Shad, was a prominent music producer and label owner. He found and produced Janis Joplin, the Platters, Lou Reed, Ray Charles, and similar hit makers, as well as an extensive jazz list, including Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.  

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