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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...

October 15, 2018

It's a safe bet that everyone you know has said, on multiple occasions,  "I  had a weird dream last night" (or words to that effect). 

Specific dreams may be interesting only to the dreamer, but the fact that dreams exist at all is the subject of endless...

October 5, 2018

Robyn Fivush is a professor of developmental psychology at Emory University in Atlanta.  Her research focuses on family storytelling and the relations among memory, narrative, identity, trauma, and coping. 

Fivush and her Emory colleague Marshall Duk...

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