Why Telling Our Family Stories Is So Beneficial
While memories fade, stories can last forever. We all enjoy the telling of our family stories - important events, traditions, adventures and misadventures! Our family stories are powerful and even if we’ve heard the stories many times before, it seems to stir something within our souls. Why is this? We take a look at why our family stories are so beneficia
Celebrate Milestone Birthdays With a Memoir
We place special emphasis on those milestone celebrations like 50th, 75th, even 100th birthdays. But when it comes to finding the perfect gift, it isn't always easy. We propose a different kind of gift. If you have a loved one celebrating a milestone birthday, give them a LifeTime memoir.
A Pot of Gold and a LifeTime of Memories
Growing up, you heard stories of your grandparents' great adventures and many struggles. This Saint Patrick’s Day, share memories and life stories of your family history. You’ll feel more wealthy than if you found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. You’ll have cherished memories that will transcend generations.
Handle Unanswered Questions Before it’s Too Late
Family stories around the dinner table seem to be a thing of the past with our on-the-move lifestyles. A survey found that 40 percent of families eat dinner together only three or fewer times a week, with 10 percent never eating dinner together at all. With the decline of shared meals runs the risk of losing out on family narratives.
Life Moments to Remember, Life Stories to Share
When she lost her husband, Doris was faced with the task of going through her belongings. With her daughter’s help, she rummaged through old clothes, discarded knick-knacks and household objects. She came across a box of photos, cards, and sentiments from her life with Joseph. Moments she hadn’t wanted to forget.
Costello’s Gorgeous Tribute to Veronica
The famous song Veronica, co-written by no others than Elvis Costello and Paul McCarthy, chronicles the story of a life well-lived, full of ups and downs and laughs, of Elvis Costello's grandmother who is slipping away into the darkness of dementia. Who is the “Veronica” of your family? How will her precious legacy be remembered? Perhaps by an autobiogr
The Gift Of A Lifetime
The holidays are coming, and that means we are all making our lists, checking them twice, and racking our brains for gift ideas for those who managed to earn a coveted spot on the list of "nice." Today, life seems to move at the speed of light. No one has time to shop, let alone find something creative. Do not despair, the very best gifts in life are intang
So, You’ve Retired. What’s Next?
If retirement is just around the corner, congratulations! After years of hard work, you have reached the third phase of your life when your time will It is an opportunity to start new projects allowing for continued personal growth and maintained mental health. Writing a memoir is a truly enjoyable, and often cathartic, exercise and a great gift for family
LifeTime Event: Alan Beckett The Moat House Acton Trussell
With incredible generosity, LifeTime Memoirs author Alan Beckett arranged an event to celebrate his LifeTime project and promote the LifeTime experience in the Staffordshire area. He invited his project team, and LifeTime founder Roy, to speak and to have an exquisite lunch with 120 of his close friends and associates.
Capturing a Life Story – Maud and Mum
Emma Lowndes, blogger and caregiver, shares what she thinks is one of the most important parts of a care plan: the bit that attempts to convey a little of the life history, passions, interests and preferences of the person being cared for. That way, helpers don’t just see an ‘old person’; they see the individual. When she is of age she'll commission a