“This was an opportunity to explore my life experience, put into words a compelling narrative and share with others. It was healing for me. Deeply listening to others experience is enriching as we commonly experience being human in so many ways”.
Jean W. Winnipeg Manitoba
We all have a story worth sharing. Even if you have never left your hometown, you have taken forks in the road that has made your journey, unique. Your Life Story is as individual as sea glass, and just as collectable.
Why Write My Story?
Why not is a better question. We all have our reasons for wanting to write our story. Some of us may want to leave a legacy for our children or grandchildren. Stories for those not yet born, but left behind so they will know you intimately long after we are gone. Others may have started a memoir, but keep putting if off, or putting it down, finding it hard to kick start the idea on their own. Some of us are going through a transition, be that retirement, a career change, downsizing and leaving our family homes, empty nesting, all these and many more life challenges that make us seek a new direction, and a better sense of who we are, and where we are headed. Recalling and chronicling important milestones of our lives through the act of writing, and then sharing within the small intimate group setting is at the heart of the guided autobiography philosophy. Writing and sharing life stories with others is an ideal way to find new meaning in life and to put life events into perspective. Enlivened and empowered, participants feel a new sense of direction and a deeper appreciation for hearing stories that speak to the human frailty in us all. Just two pages a week, that’s all the writing necessary to start creating your Life Story project. A collection of significant life events in your own words, augmented by a few choice photographs and some creative exercises and you are well on your way to completing a time capsule of your journey for self reflection or for future generations.
“I believe that the memoir is the novel of the 21st century; it’s an amazing form that we haven’t even begun to tap” Susan Cheever