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Jan 22, 2015
The Cause of Addiction May Be Very Different Than What You Think
There is no question that there is a problem with addiction in our societies. Alcohol, drug, gambling, sex and other obsessions affect a lot of people. But what really causes someone to become an addict? Is it the power of the chemicals? Or could it be a need to connect to something, a need the addict has not been able to fulfill in a healthy way?
Jan 21, 2015
Writing Your Life Story Can Improve Your Happiness
I've seen more than one article about the benefit of life writing narratives or keeping a journal.
Jan 13, 2015
Your Perspective Frames Your Memoir
One of the definitions of perspective is "a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view". When it comes to crafting a life story perspective is critical. Your point of view frames your memoir.
Jan 10, 2015
Perception of You
Here's looking at you. A new year often brings fresh starts and thoughts of how to improve and change our lives.
Jan 02, 2015
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, December, 2014
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from December, 2014 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Jan 01, 2015
The Optimism of Looking Forward Here and Now
Welcome to the New Year. The start of every year always brings to mind thoughts of optimism and hope. I typically reflect in the final days of a year about how my life is going. The journey is really the deal.
Dec 31, 2014
How Neuroscience Explains Strong Holiday Memories
For the last blog entry of the year I thought it appropriate to post a link to an article I read recently about the Neuroscience of Nostalgia. The article states that our brain stores sad, glad and bittersweet recollections in a certain way. Intuitively I know this to be true. Around the holidays, and certainly at the end of the year when I do a fair amount of reminiscing, I've noted there are memories stronger than others.
Dec 30, 2014
Poetic Personal History
Poetry can state in a few and often beautiful phrases deep and powerful thoughts and ideas. Not many people will try to preserve memories in verse, but that is exactly what Margaret Hasse did with her poem Truant. In it she beautifully captures a time from high school that landed her in hot water with the principal.
Dec 24, 2014
The Take 5 Technique for Life Writing.
Life story writing can be hard work. Well, truth be told, any kind of writing can be a challenge. I encounter that all the time, both in my own writing, and in teaching others.
Dec 21, 2014
21 Bell Salute for the Winter Solstsice
Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. After today we begin to get more light each day, albeit incrementally by a minute or two each day.
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