Collecting the Memories of a Life

February 3, 2011 by  
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Collecting the Memories of a Life: An Introduction to Writing Your Memoirs Life isn’t just about the traumatic moments, the big successes and the milestones. It’s about the small moments. The people. The movies. The experience of living. And Bo captured the intimacy of that in her series on writing memoir. For while she talked […]

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]