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Motivation

Education Week Program Notes

by Memoir Mentor on August 27, 2014

If you attended my BYU Education Week classes on August 19, you’ll recognize your smiling teacher below. You should give yourself a pat on the back for making it to my blog, for it means that your interest in writing a family history has stayed with you beyond the week of classes, and beyond the […]

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Life Writing Yields Weight Loss & Other Benefits

by Memoir Mentor on July 30, 2014

My friend Lori Parker sent me an article published in Psychological Science claiming that certain kinds of personal, reflective writing can actually help you lose weight! How about that? Simply put, a study found that a group of female undergraduates assigned to¬†write an essay¬†about a value that was important to them lost a few pounds […]

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Connecting the Generations

by Memoir Mentor on May 24, 2014

Over the years, many of my students have complained about children who show little interest in their family history. “I don’t know why I’m working so hard on my family history,” they tell me. “No one in my family will read it.” Sound familiar? Sometimes it’s difficult to get young people interested in their forebears–older […]

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