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advocacy Write and everything will be all right

Write and everything will be all right

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… i got your book A Girl Called Tim out of the library and i literally read the whole thing in one day because i just couldnt put it down … it was the first book i have ever read that describes exactly how i feel … i wish that...

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Life Stories Diary Where do I start? Everyone has their own childhood story to untangle

Where do I start? Everyone has their own childhood story to untangle

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Where do I start? I had a very, very weird childhood. Some people have the religious trauma, some have the undiagnosed neurodiversity… You must be logged in to view this content.

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Life Stories Diary Story-sharing in a safe and supportive place fosters self-growth

Story-sharing in a safe and supportive place fosters self-growth

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Writing my story and sharing it with anyone feels a bit risky and involves a certain amount of bravery. I imagine others feel the same about sharing a narrative hitherto private. Life Stories Diary seems like the perfect place to take this risk. The private Self-Paced Life Stories Course within...

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Memoir Hub Shine a light on memories stored in the attic of your mind

Shine a light on memories stored in the attic of your mind

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Can you remember when you first thought, “I want to write my story”? What was the motivating factor that led… You must be logged in to view this content.

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Memoir Hub An environment of trust in the private Memoir Hub

An environment of trust in the private Memoir Hub

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Welcome to the Private Memoir Hub. This hub is a gathering place for people like you, who want to write… You must be logged in to view this content.

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Life Stories Diary Write your story with self-paced memoir mentoring

Write your story with self-paced memoir mentoring

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Postscript: I apologise if you have received a “Demo!”newsletter  – sigh, I’m  still getting used to the new functionality available on this wonderful new website.  Writing a memoir is rather like running a marathon. Success requires time, dedication, preparation, planning, and perseverance. Between us, I think that holding your own...

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advocacy Welcome to Life Stories Diary

Welcome to Life Stories Diary

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The Diary Healer has transitioned to this new site with a new aim and a new name. Building on The Diary Healer’s accomplishments, lifestoriesdiary.com is here to encourage story-sharing and help you write your story. Are you one of the many people who say, ‘I will write my story one...

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advocacy Sharing our story gives others permission to share their story too

Sharing our story gives others permission to share their story too

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As I ‘came out’ and began to share my story publicly through my memoir, A Girl Called Tim (2011), an amazing thing happened. Shame, stigma, and secrets that had been the bane of my life for decades, were quelled. Rather than remain quiet, my diaries ‘came out’ too. For instance,...

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memoir Online memoir writing classes provide benefits for all

Online memoir writing classes provide benefits for all

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Writing about one’s life is like walking along a gravelled country road, picking up a dusty stone, and giving it a good rub to reveal the gem within. Often all that’s needed is a bit of a dust-off, a sprinkling of self-belief and encouragement, and away we go. Especially when...

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advocacy How my diaries led to a memoir and finding Me

How my diaries led to a memoir and finding Me

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When I mentor clients in memoir writing, I explain this can be a three-stage process, depending on their goal. Stage One involves writing the first version of your story for yourself. This is the time to put everything on the table. Don’t hold back. Maybe there are repressed experiences that...

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