The Heroine’s Journey of Stefania Pastore

What I love about my work is to discover new places and meet new people. When I take a picture I like to share with others the emotions that that person or place evoked in me.
Happiness is: a home in the countryside, the beach, dogs and a small garden where I grow vegetables and fruits.
My greatest fear is not having the need to be with people.
I am still looking for some quiet inside my head.… and that makes me feel unfulfilled.
I admire the elderly, who, through their stories, have always something profound to say.
Sometimes I like to pretend to be normal. But it’s a hard job.
I would lie to don’t hurt people who I love.

I dislike people who pretend to be more than they actually are.

Happy? It was summer time, with my colleague, when we took a break from work and went to Savelletri’s beach, enjoying the good weather.
Change? Nothing. i really like my flaws.
Best Performance? I am still working on it…I’ll let you when I got it!
Love to live? Monopoli, a small town next to the sea.
Precies possession?  My grandmother’s ring, which she received from her husband 80 years ago, for their engagement.
Characteristic? I am very short.
Favorite Place?  I love the old streets of my town (Canosa di Puglia), where you feel you back on time.
Books that influenced me?  I love classic literature as it helps me to understand the human being and therefore my myself too. Who I love most is Anna Karemina.
My favourite writers are Lev Tolstoj and Fedor Dostoevskij.
Music on my last day alive?  I would listen the sound of the sea.
Heroine in fiction? Olive the little girl in the Little miss sunshine movie.
Heroes in real life? All people who fights for justice and human rights, like Gino Strada from Emergency.
Movie you should see? I would recommend to watch Big Fish to learn dreaming..
Meaning of Art? Art gives me the mean to express myself and understand things in the world.
My partner in crime? My photo camera.
Work in 2018? I would like to work with a traveler and get involved in wild and exciting adventures.
Meet in 2018? i would like to meet hundreds of new people from every part of the world.
Project in 2018?  I’d like to make a documentary about a trip somewhere by myself.
Where can you see me? I picture myself exactly where I am now, in Puglia, but involved in new projects.
Passion Never Retires? It means…keep fighting and keep knowing and learning yourself.
My recommendation? Carmela Palermo, a woman who made her diagnosis of cancer a job and a new way to support other women with the same disease.
You can contact me
facebook: Stefania Pastore
facebook: Atres Factory

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

Spring Journey

eatpraylovebigstill (2)Wednesday 14th March – Sunday 18th March

The best of The Heroine’s Journey condensed into a single, unforgettable week.

The Heroine’s Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals.  The Spring Journey brings together the very best in our storytelling.

We will cover such themes as how to make money doing what you love, how to promote your business, which is you, how to choose our partners more wisely, how to make relationships last, how to find and create your dreamjob by meeting your rolemodels and making testdrives, how to manage your time and organize yourself creativitely, how to focus on our creative goals, how to have the financial freedom to create and how to more regularly experience creative flow and happiness.

You’ll embark on a rich and enlightening voyage, discovering how to make lasting, meaningful change across every aspect of your creative life. By working within a fixed group led by Peter de Kuster over the week, you’ll dive deeper than would be possible in any single daytrip. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.

The Journey is ideal for those seeking a more meaningful, transformative vacation; for attendees of our daytrips who now wish to take a structured journey through our expertly curated material; and for those wishing to save time in the long run by working through the dilemmas of creative life, business, passion, and your own story in a single, high intensity week.

Blending tuition, exercises, meeting with stories of rolemodels, and discussion in journeys in a world city, each day of the Spring Journey will equip you with tools and strategies to help you find answers for your creative life’s big questions.

Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind in Rome

Ticket costs Euro 1250 excluding VAT per person, includes all teaching, materials, light refreshments & additional activities.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at 


09.40    Tea & Coffee on arrival

10.00     Morning Session

13.00     Lunch Break

14.00     Afternoon Session

17.00     Drinks

Read on for a detailed breakdown of the Spring Journey itinerary.

“You are the Storyteller of Your Own Creative Life. You can Create Your Own Legend – Or Not” – Peter de Kuster

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Spring Journey Itinerary

Day One: The first day of the Spring Journey is designed to equip us with the core skills of The Heroine’s Journey and Storytelling. We will learn the power of the story we tell ourselves, why our minds have a hard time understanding themselves, how to map and understand our passions, and how and why we characteristically respond to them.

Day Two: The second day of the Spring Journey takes us on a structured journey around the power of your story as creative professional.  Creative flow is always in essence a mental phenomenon, it is a result of ideas- and a story you tell yourself therefore relies on having to hand a raft of enriching stories about your business, your money management, your self promotion and your time management that can be called upon in moments of truth. The day begins with a Heroine’s Journey Breakfast – considering what three of the greatest creative heroines of all time have as story about the art of creative living wisely and well.

Day Three: The third day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to choose our clients and business partners wisely and make our relationships last. One of the gravest errors we make around business relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at. On this day we will learn to practise and rehearse our skills at working with the people who can help you further your creative business (clients and business partners like agents, publishers, marketing professionals etcera). In the evening, we will attend a Storytelling Dinner in a local restaurant – learning to overturn small talk and master the art of opening up our deepest stories.

Day Four: The fourth day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to achieve our creative career potential. We will employ storytelling tools to be better able to understand our creative talents and to move forward using the opportunities that are open to us.

Day Five: The final day of the Spring Journey explores new business opportunities and markets for you to as creative professional. Many of the challenges we encounter in modern life require us to develop creative solutions to complex problems. And even when we’re not tackling big problems, continuously improving the way we live using invention and imaginative strategy is deeply important.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at 


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