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Mar 03, 2015
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, February, 2015
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from February, 2015 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Mar 01, 2015
Leonard Nimoy's Prosperous Garden Life
Upon hearing the news Friday (February 27, 2015) that Leonard Nimoy had died I began contemplating writing a blog post. I'd grown up watching Star Trek.
Feb 27, 2015
Doing Something Everyday that Scares You
A widely circulated quote, usually attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, states that you should do something everyday that scares you. If you are writing a life story or memoir, this is terrific advice. Most of us want to skirt the dark and scary stuff of our past, but you shouldn't.
Feb 18, 2015
Ashes to #Ashtag and Making Your Mark
I got a few looks from people in the grocery store today.One woman realized pretty quickly that the black cross-shaped mark on my forehead wasn't because I was slipping on my hygiene.
Feb 12, 2015
A Woman Walks the Natchez Trail With Her Father (not her first choice)
Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trail is not a history lesson, although the Natchez Trail was once a heavily traveled trail by foot, horseback and wagon and included the likes of Daniel Boone and Meriweather Lewis (of the Lewis and Clark expedition fame).
Feb 09, 2015
Memorable Family Feuds
Cowbird (a fascinating story-telling site) is currently partnering with Narratively, an online platform that shares untold human stories, on a seed for a storytelling project about family feuds. Funny, poignant, wild or unbelievable - they would like to hear from you if you have a story like this to share.
Feb 05, 2015
They call it the "largest family history event in the world!"
Feb 02, 2015
Write it Once, Twice, Three Times or More
I have a suggestion for those of you are doing your own writing about your life. Pick a particular time in your life, something that was special and meaningful and sit down and write it as a short story. Then put it aside. The next day sit down and write it again. Don't look at the previous version. Write the story fresh. And then on the third day do it again. Try it for a week straight. What might get revealed after writing five, six or seven versions, one per day, can be revealing. You will notice how the story becomes more vivid, deeper, richer and purposeful. At least that's my prediction. You won't know until you try, so create your own "Groundhog's Day" loop with a portion of your life story and see how it can help you develop your writing.
Feb 02, 2015
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, January, 2015
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from December, 2014 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
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?
Everybody has a story to tell!