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Jul 30, 2021
Summer is almost over, that delightful and sacred time between school years when teachers relax, rest and refresh themselves before once again beginning with a new group of students. It has been a particularly enjoyable summer break for me this year. But now I must re-engage what I call Teacher Brain. At the end of a school year, after intense months of lesson planning and implementing and helping young minds learn and grow, I have to give Teacher Brain a break. So I turn it off. But now July is over and August is starting and so is another school year. I’ve sent my brain the message: Teacher Brain on!
Jul 28, 2021
Sparking Our Core Values
One of the valuable benefits of life story reflection, reminiscence and writing is the often helpful perspective of where we have been in life as well as where we are now. I know this to be quite true for me. And I know it to be true of many others whom I have assisted in preserving their life stories.
Jul 07, 2021
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Diamond Anniversary
How do you measure a successful marriage? Longevity is certainly a factor. Today is the 75th wedding anniversary for Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. 75 years! Their marriage is a great love story.
Jul 07, 2021
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, June, 2021
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from June, 2021 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Jun 28, 2021
Tail Wagging Tales
Pet life stories are important to many people. Tail wagging tales told about your fur babies are often entertaining. More importantly, they say something about their owners. It is part of your personal history to share about the lives of your dogs, cats, birds, reptiles or whatever kind of pets you have.
Jun 24, 2021
Walk, Run, Ride and Reflect
One of my favorite themes is the importance of walking, running or riding for health. I find that getting outdoors for a walk, run or bike ride gives a different perspective to the world and life. It is much needed so that I don't get too much in my head, which unfortunately is often a problem for me. The health benefits are much more than physical. There is gain for my emotional, mental and spiritual state. Frankly, I find it is all connected.
Jun 18, 2021
Juneteenth Now a National Holiday
Today, for the first time in the United States, Juneteenth will be observed as a National Holiday. How did that come about? The bill was signed into law yesterday by President Biden after it passed through Congress.
Jun 14, 2021
Family, Flag and Country
Today is my parent's wedding day. If they were still alive they'd be married 71 years! They did make it to 56 before Mom passed away. That anniversary is tomorrow and it is hard to believe it's been 15 years.
Jun 03, 2021
Get Outside Daily
It's summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. Yes, technically not until June 20 at 9:31 pm my time. But for all practical purposes here in the Southwestern United States the temperatures are up, the days are longer and we have an abundance of sunshine. Summertime and the month of June, my favorite time of the year.
Jun 01, 2021
Your-Life-Your-Story - My Life Story Blog Archives, May, 2021
An archive of previous My Life Story blog entries from May, 2021 regarding personal history, life story writing and more.
Everybody has a story to tell!