Memoir Therapy

Memoir Therapy

The more people I’ve written for, the more obvious it’s to me that writing or talking about oneself is enormously therapeutic. “Well, yes (insert eye roll here), that’s a well-worn fact – everyone knows it.” And I agree. Therapeutic writing has been around since … hmm … well, since diaries and journals first began, around […]

A Present That Keeps on Giving!

A Present That Keeps on Giving!

Stuck for a meaningful present to give to a cherished family member, or to give to yourself this year? Christmas sometimes dumps us between a rock and the proverbial and sadly the joy of giving can become one of the most stressful times of the year. We can easily buy another superfluous present that may […]

Floodgates of Memories for Those Living Longer!

Floodgates of Memories for Those Living Longer!

The newly formed association, Life Stories Australia’s, recent launch has had an immediate and telling impact. Already, great interest has been shown from people from all walks of life, particularly in their twilight years, who know they have something priceless to hand down to future generations. This is not surprising given the latest figures from […]

How to Avoid Saving Your Family Stories

How to Avoid Saving Your Family Stories

Hell and family history have something in common. It seems the road to both is paved with good intentions and, while I cannot speak for the former, when it comes to saving family stories, scarcely a day passes when someone tells me that they “really must do something about it,” yet they never do… These are […]

Finding the Voice

Finding the Voice

I was sitting on the back deck with a cup of tea when the bell rang at the nearby school. The interesting thing is that I referred to it as a bell in my mind despite the fact that it was, in fact, a loud, electronic boing boing, similar to the generic doorbells we have all […]

Official Launch of Life Stories Australia Association

Official Launch of Life Stories Australia Association

Desperate life stories wandering around in the dark – it’s over! Life Stories Australia is a newly created incorporated association of expert, professional storytellers.  Recognising the growing need in Australia for individuals, families, businesses and organisations to have their various stories told, Life Stories Australia was created to help provide potential clients with a reliable and […]