Capture Your Fleeting Holiday Memories

December 15, 2010 by  
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The Holiday season is a hectic time of year, crammed with to do lists, people to see, places to visit. And for all but the most stalwart of writers, composing anything beyond the grocery list or a Holiday greeting gets lost in a haze of “I should write this down, but there’s not enough time.” […]

Harmony – A Writing Prompt

November 15, 2010 by  
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There are times when writing is like singing a favorite song — the pen can barely keep up with the hand as the words fly onto the paper. But at other times, writing is more akin to singing a dirge — thoughts come so slowly, none of the words make sense, and the writing rhythm […]

Travel on My Mind – and in My Memoirs

October 22, 2010 by  
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Travel is on my mind. Recently I’ve been consulting maps, researching places to visit, adding up miles for potential drives, and making camping reservations in parks throughout the American West. And in the last two weeks I traveled over 5,000 miles and visited a half dozen National Parks. So it is no wonder that when […]

Memoir and Photography: Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

September 15, 2010 by  
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Mention “writing your memoir” and most people think about recording memories, recalling events and names in the past, even researching distant history.  But sometimes capturing the present is just as important as remembering the past. When you document the present, you can both compare the present to past years and tuck today’s stories away to […]

Use Actions to Jump Start Memoir Writing

August 16, 2010 by  
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Action doesn’t have to be a large commitment. It doesn’t need a complicated plan or a large chunk of your time. Many things, including adding a bit of daily writing to your day, can be done in very small steps. Carve fifteen minutes out of your morning to write a hundred words and in a […]

Spreading Happiness by Sharing Memories in Letters

July 15, 2010 by  
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The wife of my mother’s only cousin is turning 90 in a few days. (Happy Birthday, Cousin Pauline!) I had a card ready to pop in the mail, but I didn’t want to send off wishes for her big day without adding a personal note. It would have been easier for me to scribble a […]

Finding the Perfect Vessel to “Hold Your Thoughts”

June 15, 2010 by  
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Awareness is not the same as thought. It lies beyond thinking, although it makes no use of thinking, honoring it’s value and it’s power. Awareness is more like a vessel which can hold and contain our thinking, helping us to see and know our thought as thought rather than getting caught up in them as […]

Why Write Memoir? – There is Purpose in Your Words

May 17, 2010 by  
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Typically the Memoir Space doesn’t follow the monthly themes on the Calm Space – the themes don’t apply as readily to writing memoir as they do to the other Spaces. But when I read that this month’s theme was “purpose”, it seemed to be a good fit. I’ve been asked questions about writing memoirs from […]

Make a Photo Keepsake Booklet For Your Memoir Project

April 8, 2010 by  
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We’ve done writing projects the first two months on the Memoir Space. Now is a good time to branch out and add a multimedia touch to our memoir. We’ll add an easy photography project. No need to have an expensive camera or a camera that does all kinds of fancy things, unless that is the […]

Writing Memoir – Using A Favorite Search Engine as Your Personal Muse

March 8, 2010 by  
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The memoir project for our second month uses an easy research tool to prompt your memoir writing. (If you missed the introduction on memoir writing, and the first memoir project using list writing, check out February’s Memoir Space.) Using the internet for research provides a great avenue for retrieving memories. Here is a simple technique […]

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