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Feb 22, 2024

Life Is The Teacher

authenticity in memoir

In my opinion life is the ultimate teacher. Our experiences, all the good and bad and in between, are powerful lessons.

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Jan 13, 2024

Review and Renew

It is common at the start of a year to look at our lives, make plans and resolutions, and also to look back a bit. I call the process Review and Renew.

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Dec 28, 2023


When it comes to our life stories those three letters, WTF, could represent something quite different than the typical cultural expression.

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Nov 23, 2023

Thankful for Hard Things

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When we are facing difficulties and dealing with hard things it can sometimes yield good results.

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Oct 30, 2023

Music Memories - Striking a Chord for Memory

Music Memories

Music can be a great way to help us reminisce.Musicians and songwriters, just like writers understand the power of eliciting memory through verse and note.

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Oct 05, 2023

Personal History Passion

Your past, including the history of your parents, grandparents and the rest of the family tree is a rich source waiting to be discovered.

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Sep 25, 2023

Changing With the Seasons


Each season brings about change. The changing of seasons brings about changes in me.

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Sep 20, 2023

Ten Good Life Story Interview Starters


Having some good starter questions can help you get the “gold” of a good life story.

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Sep 08, 2023

Train of Thought


Train of Thought can be an apt metaphor for our life journey

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Aug 09, 2023

Birthdays, Anniversaries and Reunions - Oh My!


It is a common practice to create a social event around a birthday, anniversary or reunion.They are part of your life story and your personal history.

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