International Journal of Reminiscence and Life Review honors the father of Guided Autobiography We’ve talked about Guided Autobiography here before, and we went even more in depth about reminiscence and life review in a recent podcast interview with Esther Gieschen. And, I’ve mentioned the usefulness of studying James Birren’s own personal history as an exercise […]
Want to earn an online certificate in Reminiscence and Life Story Work? Then this episode is for you. Today we talk to Esther Gieschen at University of Wisconsin, Superior about the academic field of reminiscence and life review and what we as practitioners of life story work can learn from it.
Erika Ettin gives people A Little Nudge up in the dating world What does online dating have to do with life stories? A lot. If you’ve ever looked at a dating site, you’ve seen a user profile, that miniature snapshot, in words and pictures, of a person in search of a partner. And just like […]
Welcome to episode 1 of the Nitty-Gritty This is the first episode of a new occasional series within the Life Story Coach podcast. In the Nitty-Gritty, we’ll talk about the practical aspects of our work. Today, we’re going look at file naming conventions. Yep, it’s dry and boring. But you won’t think it’s boring if […]
Peta Roberts, a life story professional who does it all. In this episode, Peta tells us about how documenting her own family’s history led her to a career in personal history, and how a newspaper advertisement jump-started her business.
Sam Uhl of The Cheerful Word Sam shares her ups, downs, and sideways on growing (and then scaling back) her life story business. Once the proprietor of a brick-and-mortar life story studio in Hendersonville, North Carolina, Sam now teaches life story classes, coaches writing clients, and publishes books from her new base in Germany.