You Have a Story to Share

You Have a Story to Share

If you are a living, breathing person, you have a story. The importance for this lies in a deep soul need to share our story and connect with others by hearing their stories. We know the facts of a life. We know date and place of birth. We know names of family members...
Share, Record Your Family Stories This Holiday

Share, Record Your Family Stories This Holiday

A friend shared recently about how his grandfather and his pregnant wife escaped from Russia before the First World War. I asked him if he had written the story. Writing or recording your story is so important because stories connect us. If your story is not preserved...
Liminal Space: Will You Walk Through the Opened Door?

Liminal Space: Will You Walk Through the Opened Door?

My after-school ritual at all of 11 years old was a kilometer walk up to the petrol station at the junction of Spring Valley Road and Peponi Road in Nairobi where I lived. Peponi means “heaven, paradise; up in the air” in Swahili, the national language of my birth...

Why It’s Important to Record Your Family Stories

Who was the funniest person in your family? Who was the most serious? Who was the caretaker? Who was the prankster? Family stories are important. They tell who you are and where you came from. My grandfather had the greatest laugh I had ever known until our son,...