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Here is where we'll share whatever catches our fancy, as long as we think you will find it informative or entertaining.

October 25, 2018

When Lisa and I present our "Preserving Life Stories" workshop, we encourage participants to create a six-word memoir---it's fun, takes very little time, and produces an often entertaining  "nutshell" view of  how the writer perceives their life. 

The concept...

August 20, 2018

In the late 1990s,  the New Yorker serialized Stephen King’s memoir about writing (appropriately titled “On Writing”). The series was wildly popular, and was published in book form in  2000, going on to sell more than 500,000 copies.

In this space, we will periodic...

July 10, 2018

The 2014 documentary Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory, available on Netflix and for purchase on Amazon, follows social worker Dan Cohen as he uses music to unlock memory in nursing-home patients with Alzheimer’s disease.  

In many parts of the film, we see how th...

June 8, 2018

In the late 1990s,  the New Yorker serialized Stephen King’s memoir about writing (appropriately titled “On Writing”). The series was wildly popular, and was published in book form in 2000, going on to sell more than 500,000 copies.

In this space, we will periodically s...

May 30, 2018

Bryan Mattimore is president and co-founder of The Growth Engine Company, LLC. His  2012 book “Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthrough”  is well worth a read if you are interested in breathing life into your organization's brainstorming strategy an...

May 21, 2018

One of the most successful and influential self-help books of the last 50 years is Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Published in 1989, it was on the New York Times bestseller list for 220 weeks and has sold over 20 million copies.

In honor of...

May 10, 2018

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Your Words Your Story presents "Preserving Life Stories" an informative and engaging presentation about creating personal memoirs.

February 13, 2018

Getting started on a memoir is a big task! Here are 5 tips to make the beginning of your journey a little easier.

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