Stories of Forgiveness: A Brainstorming Guide

Though poignant, stories of forgiveness can be difficult to write. They call for us to reveal the dark times of our relationships with our family, friends, or even faith. Telling heartfelt stories of forgiveness push us even further than the proverbial long honest look in the mirror. They require us to admit to the world what the reflection revealed. Stories of Read More

Legacy Republic and Moments that Matter

As a newly minted Legacy Republic consultant, I seized on the opportunity at RootsTech 2017 to get to know the company's leadership better. (Disclosure: I’m a Legacy Maker or consultant. As such I receive financial compensation from orders placed through me or my personal Legacy Republic site. That said, I believe in Legacy Republic’s mission and services. They are Read More

My Personal Hero and Why

Who’s your personal hero? Who’s protected you physically? Who inspires you to be a better version of yourself? One of my heroes has never been in a situation to do the former, although I’m sure she would. I can’t count the times my personal hero inspired me and taught me that love always wins. I met Gail in 1998, on the Read More

How TapGenes Helps Tell and Change Family Health Stories

TapGenes, an application that helps families compile their health information, won the 2016 RootsTech Innovator Summit. Last month, I caught up with CEO Heather Holmes to see what difference a year makes. Our Interview (In case you’re wondering, I am not affiliated with TapGenes. I just like the platform. Much of TapGenes is free to use.) How TapGenes Helps Families Tell their Stories TapGenes Read More

Why You Should Tell Family Health Stories

When we’re writing our family’s history, we tend to skip over the family health stories. With the exceptions of gory accidents or war injuries, health—or lack of it—gets a subtle billing. It often only rates a simple note of what the attending physician scrawled on a death certificate. I get it. War stories, including injuries, inspire the imagination. Plus, they possess a Read More

What LeVar Burton Taught Us About Storytelling Made Us Cry

A keynote speaker at RootsTech's first-ever African Heritage Day, LeVar Burton taught us about storytelling and reaching hearts and minds. By the end, he also had us all reaching for tissues. This isn’t another report on my fabulous time at the RootsTech genealogy conference. It’s a testimony on how great storytelling can change perspectives. I just hope I can do it Read More

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