Michael was very careful in his approach to rich story development. He taught us to look through a particular lens, paying attention to the influence of cultural heritage, power and gender on the construction of identity. In addition to attending to politics of experience, he gave us different ways of thinking and practicing, guided by a decentered therapeutic posture, and a specific approach to inquiry and listening. Here we begin with the journey of his close colleague, Shona Russell, as she reflects on 25 years guided by this respectful non-medicalized approach to working with children and families experiencing difficulties and mental health crises. Our cook’s tour highlights some of the key concepts guiding narrative practice. We also offer developments such as in understanding metaphors of story, maps and landscapes, and pathways to preferred story development. We’ve added some favorite resources. If you have something to share, please fill out our contribution form here.