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Dec 05, 2013
Nelson Mandela Dies, Leaves a Legacy of Honor
Today came the news that Nelson Mandela, 95, the former president of South Africa who who helped his country overcome apartheid and heal from the divisiveness, had died.
Dec 04, 2013
Top Regrets of the Dying
"I wish I'd spent more time at the office." I doubt that's a regret you would hear a dying person say. In fact, "I wish I hadn't worked so hard" came in as the #2 regret of the dying in the top five that former palliative care nurse Bronnie Ware writes about in her book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.
Dec 02, 2013
My Italian Job - Write Your Life Story in Italy
content of article or page about life story writing and our spiritual journey.
Nov 26, 2013
Listen and Record a Story
In just a few days it will be Thanksgiving. Annually the day after Thanksgiving has become something special for personal historians and people interested in preserving family life stories. No, not Black Friday. It's the National Day of Listening.
Nov 24, 2013
Where to Write
I previously wrote about the willingness to write. Being willing gets you out of the starting gate. Doing the regular hard work of writing requires effort and willingness is a key to beginning. But there is a lot more to the ongoing writing process.
Nov 19, 2013
Willing to Write
Many people desire to write about themselves. They want to share their life experiences. They hope the inner journey of reminiscing and then putting down on paper their thoughts, emotions, hopes and dreams will help them make sense of their life.
Nov 12, 2013
Photos without Names
I came across a blog posting by fellow APH member Deborah Tomasetti Perham about finding people's stashes of photos and the misfortune of people in them not being identified. I have a feeling this could be widespread in many people's photo albums. I'm guilty of some of this.
Nov 10, 2013
Center for American War Letters
Letters are often a way to travel back in time. Reading letters from years past brings us up close and personal with history. The Center for American War Letters collects the correspondence of war veterans from every American conflict.
Nov 04, 2013
Lifewriting Month is On
Anytime you work on your life story is good. But sometimes we respond better to specific times when we are given the opportunity to focus on our stories while at the same time getting the help we need.
Nov 03, 2013
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, ctober, 2013
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from October, 2013 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Everybody has a story to tell!