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How to Connect Using Social Media

How to Connect Using Social Media

There’s a lot of debate on whether social media does more to isolate us than it does to connect us with others as well as a few disturbing studies.

Of course, it depends on how you use it. Here are seven ways to connect using social media.
Using Social Media to Reach Out
Using social media can allow you to “be there” when more…

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Grave Markers Are Storytellers Too!

Grave Markers Are Storytellers Too!

There’s no question that grave markers are an invaluable resource for birth and death dates, full names, and family connections. However, when we try to tell a person’s story, we often over look them or give them only passing attention. We look for something more dynamic than a cold stone to illustrate someone’s personal history.

But grave markers are more than more…

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6 Reasons to Write About No Good Terrible Horrible Very Bad Days

6 Reasons to Write About No Good Terrible Horrible Very Bad Days

With my compliments to Judith Viost and her Alexander…

Sometimes when a day is over, you want to forget it. Put it behind you. It’s the last thing you want to memorialize in any way whatsoever.

That might be what’s best for you—and the rest of us. However, there are some tantalizing reasons to do the opposite. There are some good reasons more…

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How to Remember September so Others Can Follow

How to Remember September so Others Can Follow

Ah, September. It’s the month that marks the end of summer. It’s when school goes back into full swing. Kids go to college. Here in the northern hemisphere, the days become noticeably shorter.

As a child, September was a time to look forward. I was usually excited to go back to school. Having a September birthday, I’d start making my lists more…

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How to Preserve Memories Before Things Change

How to Preserve Memories Before Things Change

Usually we focus on recalling—and sharing—events from the past. Sometimes, however, we have the opportunity to preserve memories before things change. In fact, that’s why we keep travel journals and scrapbook about our children.
Life Transitions
Times where we sense that we’re on the precipice of change are bittersweet. We know the moments are special and we want to live in the more…

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Throw Back Thursday Everyday

Throw Back Thursday Everyday

I keep seeing my life—well at least the last eighteen to twenty years of it—flash before my eyes.

It’s probably because my nest is emptying next week, as my youngest heads off to college. Everywhere I go, sweet memories creep into my peripheral vision, denying me focus. Part of me is sad that they’re just memories, that times have changed and more…

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