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Apr 22, 2018

Celebrate the Earth Today

Today is Earth Day 2018. Our common home needs to be treated with love, respect, and care. Despite the many differences and challenges we face, Mother Earth is our planet. We've got to treat our planet better. It is not disposable, just as our lives are precious and not to be thrown away.

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Apr 17, 2018

Advance Directives Give Voice to Your Life and Death Care

Nobody likes to think about it. We are all going to die. But if you don't think about the end of life and express ahead of time your thoughts on how you want medical care to proceed if you are in a life and death situation then you put the burden on someone else. You leave the difficult decision to continue with family or medical providers.

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Apr 12, 2018

Her Goal Really Was to Climb a Mountain

Some people view major goals, the ones that are very difficult and challenging, as metaphorically a mountain to climb. But for 7-year old Montana Kelly, a second grader from Austin, Texas, this was literally her goal. She wanted to be the youngest girl to ever climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Apr 08, 2018

When I Walk

When I walk I go to another place. Literally, of course, as in the places my feet take me. But I am speaking also of another place, a meditative and contemplative space, where I can think, reflect, dream and just be.

When I walk I slow down. I take in the surroundings, breathe the air (which today was a bit challenging since the trees are blooming and my allergies have awakened!), and my sense of smell and sight goes to work.

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Apr 03, 2018

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, March 2018

An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from March, 2018 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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Mar 27, 2018

French Policeman Arnaud Beltrame Gave His Life to Save a Stranger

A rare act of courage resulted in saving the life of a terrorist hostage. A female supermarket employee was probably going to die, but French policeman Arnaud Beltrame convinced the terrorists to let him exchange places with her.

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Mar 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking Dies on Pi Day

Stephen Hawking, the famed and brilliant physicist, has died at 76. On Pi Day, no less.

There was much to his life. He wasn't a believer in God (at least in any traditional sense), but he did believe in the wonders of the universe and had a lot to say about that.

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Mar 08, 2018

Celebrating International Women's Day Google Style

March 8 is International Women's Day. It was established to help bring more attention to the need for gender equality. Far too long has there been too many instances where there is not the same economic opportunity for women compared to men. The movement is growing for equal pay for equal work and more opportunity for women to be in positions of power and leadership.

On this International Women's Day Google created more than a memorable doodle. They gave several women artists from around the world the opportunity to showcase a story with their drawings and animations.

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Mar 03, 2018

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, February 2018

An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from February, 2018 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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Feb 27, 2018

Writing a First Draft of Your Memoir Is Really Possible

So many people have thought about writing a life story or memoir. They agree it is a good idea to help process their life experiences and share their values and lessons. They understand it is good for their emotional and spiritual health and development. They recognize it as one way to leave their mark, to let others know who they are and what the life journey has been for them.

At the same time many of these people, and many others besides, think it will never get done. Too hard. Too expensive. Time consuming. How to start? Who can help?

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