Sharing the story of your life gives your family a broader insight into yourself and at the same time gives them a sense of their family heritage.
Include special skills lurking in the family DNA as well as recurring health problems.
Get A Broader Perspective of Your Life
By reviewing your life with a skilled interviewer you may be able to stand back and see yourself in a broader perspective with fresh insights as one memory triggers another and opens doors to whole vistas of a “forgotten” past.
Recount Happy Times and Family Traditions
Provide a sense of the life you lived while recounting the happy family occasions and the family traditions as well as all the people you want to honor. Even include family recipes and family holiday traditions.
A life story of yourself and immediate loved ones helps sooth the pangs of sorrow by opening pathways of memory that bring back happier times and loved one no longer with us. This provides the opportunity to view your own life from a more balanced perspective.
Pass Along Life Lessons
Use your life story to pass along the lessons of your life, those truths you consider most important to family and future generations. Words from a relative carry special weight as you share your wisdom.
Write That Book
Getting down the first draft is the key step in fulfilling the long tern ambition of writing a book about your life. Working with a trained interviewer can help you shape the narrative to keep the story on track — and finally finished.
Richard and Marcia Mclean operate a company call Tell-Your-Story located in Novato.