Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2010 Winter Olympics

As I gather with my family to watch our favorite events of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, I am reminded about how the little things in life bring us together. Just as watching the Olympic Games brings my family together, recording these precious memories has the same effect. Although I wish I could, I cannot tell you what sport my great grandfather enjoyed the most. Perhaps, like me, it was skiing. Simple connections like this increase the bond between generations, and create relationships that lasts a lifetime and beyond.

Start recording your life story and the life stories of loved ones today using LifeBio’s Memory Journal, the LifeBio Video Recording Kit, MemoryBio Photo Album and Journal, The Great Story and Your Story and much more!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New Chapters of Life Every Day for Boomers and Beyond

I recently came across an interesting U.S. News & World Report article. The article confirmed my beliefs about the increasing quality of life for aging Americans.

According to the article, “The baby boomers redefined each stage of life as they passed through it. This generation also will retire in a way that is distinct from their parents and will set the standard for generations to come. Baby boomers are likely to live longer, more healthful, and more active lives than any retirees have before…”
Unlike previous generations, retirement for baby boomers represents a new stage in life—a beginning—rather than settling down. New retirees remain active traveling, volunteering and discovering new hobbies and adventure.
Have you entered this new stage of life? Now is the time to start recording your memories from the past, as well as the new memories created on a daily basis from your hobbies and activities. What a joy to share your interests with your children, grandchildren and friends. Start your autobiography or biography of a loved one, today!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Technology, brain fitness, relationships...oh my!

When technology bridges people together, it’s a beautiful thing. BUT….PEOPLE matter more than the technology. In fact, the most complex task for our brains is understanding another human being. That’s LifeBio.com’s favorite form of brain fitness! The life story leads to a relationship. It's the relationship between two people that matters most. http://www.lifebio.com/

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is the day for all types of  love—love for your children, parents, grandparents, siblings and friends. LifeBio provides an easy way to capture your love story (and your whole LIFE story) with our template of thought-provoking questions. You can use the  Memory Journal, www.lifebio.com, and much more! LifeBio also makes a great gift for that special someone. A unique gift that shows how much you care.  SHOP NOW

Monday, February 08, 2010

Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America! For decades, this organization has worked to develop core values in boys and young men throughout America by promoting character development through community service and leadership.

LifeBio would like to give special recognition to one remarkable Boy Scout advisor and LifeBio client, David Greenspan. In 1927, Mr. Greenspan took the Boy Scout oath, and at age 95, he remembers the day like it was yesterday.

Mr. Greenspan is now blind, but despite his disability, is still a very active volunteer in Boy Scouts. He specializes in mentoring developmentally disabled and mentally challenged scouts, some of whom have been scouting for decades themselves.

LifeBio helps people like Mr. Greenspan tell their stories in a way that will touch the hearts of family, friends and even total strangers for generations to come. In the ten years I’ve been helping people tell their stories, I continue to be amazed at the depth of knowledge and interesting perspectives that are laying fallow, at risk of being lost forever. Each interview is like an excavating mission.

LifeBio offers different approaches for recording one’s life story. Mr. Greenspan’s story was recorded using LifeBio’s Phone Recording option. Many publish their stories online using the simple publishing template—available at http://www.lifebio.com/—while others use LifeBio’s Memory Journal to record their memories by hand in a pre-published book format. Regardless of the LifeBio tool you choose use to record your life story or the life story of loved ones, get started today and begin capturing your personal memories and your family history.

Congratulations David Greenspan as you celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouts with scouts across America!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

LifeBio Celebrates Black History Month

As you and your loved ones celebrate Black History Month this year, take time to reflect on Black History at the micro level. In addition to the heroic stories we hear about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and many others, countless men and women of all ages, races, and religions helped to unite this country for equal rights for all men and women prior to, during, and after the Civil Rights Movement.
Everyone has a story to share. Were you, your parents, or grandparents involved in the Civil Rights Movement? Do your family members have vivid memories of what life was like before schools were integrated? How were their daily lives impacted by race relations? How did they make an impact themselves?

Get to know your family on a deeper level this Black History Month with LifeBio! Record your life story and the life story of your loved ones using our easy-to-use template. LifeBio's Memory Journal asks more than 250 questions to help you construct keepsake autobiographies and biographies, including those that discuss specific moments in history. Celebrate Black History Month by sharing invaluable life stories that stand the test of time.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Making a Connection from Afar

Growing up in Erie, PA, I had a very close-knit family. In fact, I lived right across the street from my grandmother. Despite being a close family (figuratively and literally), at the age of 24, I realized I did not know my grandmother as well as I thought I had. After
 an impromptu 90-minute interview, she became much more than grandma to me. She became a real person--who had traveled through different phases of life experiencing joys and challenges along the way. She was a little girl, a teenage basketball player, a college student, a teacher, a mother, and then a grandmother.

(By the way, this is a picture of me in 1969 being held by my grandma. That's my grandpa too.)

Today most kids aren't as fortunate as I was to have grandparents and other extended family living so close by. In our mobile society, many families are spread across states, throughout the country and even overseas. This has got me thinking. If I was able to make a deeper connection with my grandmother who lived across the street, whom I saw nearly every day, what could LifeBio do for those who are separated by geographical distance? What profound impact would it make in the lives of your loved ones to receive the gift of your life stories? Better yet, what an invaluable experience would it be to work on a biography with numerous family members at once? LifeBio's easy-to-use autobiography template lets you do all that, and more. Everyday LifeBio members continue to foster lasting relationships with family and friends—near and far.