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Your Life Story Video

Your Life Story Video

by Angela Mules Your life story is a unique and valuable gift for family and friends. A collection of memories, experiences, feelings, and life philosophies that have shaped you and how the world sees you. By recording your life story, treasured loved ones benefit in so many exceptional ways. Some of the benefits in recording […]

The best Christmas present you can buy

The best Christmas present you can buy

By Susan Pierotti Christmas is usually a time when families celebrate and interact. Kids’ joyful squeals of delight when they unwrap that longed-for present, adults enjoying a glass (or two) of champagne, grandma sitting in a corner smiling… Ah, there’s a thought – what do you buy Grandma for Christmas? She’s got plenty of soap […]

From your spoken words into a self-published life story

From your spoken words into a self-published life story

Are you better at writing your story – or telling it? We all have a story to tell. It might be about our childhood, a memory of one event or person, or our whole life so far. It might be a description of how we feel and think and dream, or memories of the series […]

What’s an Australian StoryWorth?

What’s an Australian StoryWorth?

Often memoir writers and videographers get asked what’s different about what we do and what StoryWorth does. There is a world of difference. What you get with online memoir programs StoryWorth is an online program that emails questions such as ‘What was your favourite piece of music when you were a teenager? or ‘What did […]

Conference: Telling difficult life stories and getting them read

Conference: Telling difficult life stories and getting them read

By Sally-Anne Watson Kane All who attended the Life Stories Australia (LSA) Conference 2022 agree that it was an enormous success. LSA members who attended the all-day conference on Friday 2 December 2022 were treated to an entertaining and insightful day of presentations and discussions about topics related to documenting and preserving life stories. Jacqueline […]

The best Father’s Day present you can give Dad

The best Father’s Day present you can give Dad

My father was ninety-one years old when he died recently, far outliving his father and grandfather who died well before they reached their sixties. Dad was a doctor, a kind, caring man who was available for every patient day and night. He sat with them in their sorrows and rejoiced with them at weddings and […]

What to give Mum for Mother’s Day

What to give Mum for Mother’s Day

My mother died last year. We had a ‘Covid’ funeral with only ten family members in the room. Everyone else Zoomed in. While tackling the cremation arrangements, we had to write something about her to read out at the funeral service. My sister and brother stepped up and wrote two brilliant speeches which included stories […]

Using notes to fill in the memory gap

Using notes to fill in the memory gap

How many times have you attended a funeral and thought “I didn’t know that about them!” When we look at life stories, we often only know facets of a person from everyday interactions and conversations, or through sharing a special event. But there is always a lot more to each and every person we meet, […]

Gifts and the 21st-century dad

Gifts and the 21st-century dad

Australia’s Father’s Day celebrations this year will be a little different because of COVID-19 lockdowns around the nation. Instead of picnics, barbeques, and trips to the beach, many dads will celebrate on their own or use Zoom, Facetime, or a myriad of other devices to connect with their loved ones. There are 4.6 million dads […]