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Apr 16, 2021

Hobbies Help Happiness

Friday is here and most of us enjoy what the weekend brings. Maybe you will spend some time engaging in a hobby. Hobbies help our happiness. They give us purpose, meaning, a creative outlet, and they can even relieve stress.

If you want to start a new hobby or even search for new ideas then check out A Full Guide On How To Start A New Hobby.Some of the takeaways for me from the article included how hobbies can introduce us to new people, widen our knowledge and skills, and improve our confidence and self-esteem.

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Apr 12, 2021

Ike the Intersection Dog

I am sure you have seen people on street corners holding signs and asking for help and handouts. But you probably haven't seen dogs panhandling before. But in Ironton, Missouri, along Highway 21 at a three-way intersection it is a common sight.

Ike, the panhandling hound, has been sitting in the middle of the intersection every day. He's not homeless and he's also not in any great need for a meal. But he will take one! He sits calmly in the middle of traffic and there is a sign nearby asking drivers to watch for him.

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Apr 12, 2021

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Writing Blog

My Life Story blog entries regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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Apr 07, 2021

Your Memorable Story

Whether you know it or not, somewhere inside of you is a story, your memorable story, which needs to come out and announce itself. In some form or fashion that story should be preserved.

What to do? Find help. I suggest you might turn to someone I've worked with in the past. I've used some of the programs offered by The Memoir Network. I have also promoted them.

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Apr 01, 2021

March Newsletter Online

No, this is not an April Fools' Prank. The newest Your Life Is Your Story newsletter is online and it is the March edition.

How does that work? Well, I typically put out each month's newsletter at the end of a month. So it is kind of a look back at the month. Like the famous quote by Soren Kierkegaard that "life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward", I find it works better for me doing it this way.

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Apr 01, 2021

Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, March, 2021

An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from March, 2021 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.

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Mar 25, 2021

Sister Super Fan - Loyola's Chaplain and Very Special Jean Dolores

Chances are you have heard of her. Sister Jean Dolores, the "Basketball Nun" and longtime chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers, the college basketball team making another cinderella run in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The Ramblers have already achieved a couple of upsets this year, including defeating #1 seed and in-state rivals Illinois. Next up they hope to win and advance to the Elite Eight. They've been here before. The last time was in 2018. What they have in common with previous Loyola lineups is the inspiration and dedication of their longtime spiritual guide, Sister Jean Dolores, the Sister Super Fan.

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Mar 18, 2021

Tandem Running with Dick and Rick Hoyt

I was 52 in 2007 when I ran my first marathon. I thought it was a big deal. After all, most people never do that, run 26.2 miles. Most people actually think it's a bad idea, maybe even a little looney.

Although my accomplishment was impressive to me it certainly pales in light of the amazing running of Dick and Rick Hoyt. Rick was born a paraplegic due to cerebral palsy. But he always wanted to do things other people did. And his father, Dick Hoyt, obliged. More than obliged. He and Rick became a tandem running team like no other.

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Mar 12, 2021

A Teacher's One Year Pandemic Marker

My thoughts back then were how life suddenly seemed surreal. "An historic and strange time" - a direct quote from my journal entry.

I am, in addition to a life story enthusiast, a regular journaler. I feel a constant need to write my thoughts about my life experiences. So naturally one year ago, right as my school was finishing up our March Parent-Teacher conferences, was a day that was duly recorded in my computer journal. Now, one year later, I can and did look back at what I wrote. This a teacher's one year pandemic marker.

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Mar 08, 2021

Celebrating Women Medical Pioneers

Today on this International Women's Day we salute many important women who have helped change the world with their contributions to medicine. There are so many amazing women who have contributed in countless ways over the course of history, but since we've been battling the Covid 19 pandemic this past year I thought we should shine a light on these women medical pioneers.

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