Rewrite Your Story and Find the Silver Lining

Rewrite Your Story and Find the Silver Lining

Five months after our daughter was born, my husband (at the time) informed me that he had purchased a business in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and we would be moving there from our home in San Jose, California. At first, I resisted. Our marriage was already troubled, and I...
Own your regrets to improve your future self

Own your regrets to improve your future self

Where do you put your regrets? Sometimes we define ourselves by our mistakes and hold onto them. Sometimes we let our regrets become an excuse or barrier to keep us from moving forward. As a life story writing guide, I hear women express shame about parts of their...
How life story writing differs from a memoir.

How life story writing differs from a memoir.

When I was a kid, my favorite genre of books was historical novels. It made the people I was studying in my history classes come alive in a whole new way. They weren’t just people in the role of general, queen, slave, or statesman. They were human beings with...
How Life Review is Beneficial to Your Third Act

How Life Review is Beneficial to Your Third Act

Several times recently, a term has surfaced and resonated with me: “life review.”  You might have heard “life review” associated with end-of-life tasks or near-death experiences. That’s its most common association — or, rather, it was its most...
Reminiscing During the Holiday Season

Reminiscing During the Holiday Season

As I plan for my extended family’s first Thanksgiving holiday together since my older sister passed away six years ago and explore the grab bag of emotions it’s bringing up for me, I wonder about you. What emotions are the various upcoming holidays generating for you?...