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Great gift ideas for Mother's Day 2011

If your mother or grandmother or sister or favorite aunt is hard to shop for, consider the gift of memories. Consider a Memory Gift Box or Life Story Journal or a Memory Journal from LifeBio.

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New Family Traditions for Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

History matters to us. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army defeated the French in 1862. Cinco De Mayo--a day to celebrate Mexican national pride, independence and freedom

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4 tips for buying a memory book

If you are considering a memory book for yourself or for a loved one in order to capture life stories, it is important to consider what separates the best memory books from the "so-so" memory books or journals. Here are 4 tips to help you with your decision:

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5 tips for conducting an oral history interview

1. Don't delay and don't talk yourself out of it. It's time to capture your loved one's story in print, on video, via audio, or writing via the web. Your loved one's life story is far more interesting than you can ever imagine. The oral history interview is key for genealogy research.

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5 tips for writing an autobiography

When you are starting to consider writing your life story, here are a few tips that will help you get started.

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LifeBio Launches Road of Life Adventure Tour

In celebration of our tenth anniversary, LifeBio is launching the Road of Life Adventure Tour. During the national campaign, I will make it my mission to capture as many life stories as possible by interviewing subjects and teaching them how to write their autobiographies or the biographies of loved ones.

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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.

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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.

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Innovative Valentine's Day Gifts

February is quickly approaching, which means Valentine's Day will soon be here. In addition to the roses that will wilt within a few days, and the chocolate that be eaten, give your loved one a gift that will stand the test of time--just like your love. What better way to express your love than with a sentimental gift that will let you and your honey walk down memory lane... remembering how you met, your first kiss, the proposal, your wedding, vacations, your first child and so on. LifeBio provides an easy way to capture your love story with the Memory Journal, the MemoryBio Photo Album and much more!

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How to write an autobiography

Writing an autobiography really doesn't have to be rocket science. Here are 5 great tips to help you get started.

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Benefits of Reminiscence for Memory Care

This white paper will summarize the large body of research documenting the effects of reminiscence with older adults. These studies reveal that reminiscence is effective for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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Check out LifeBio's new COMMUNITY page

Retirement communities, senior centers, assisted living, skilled nursing are all fantastic places for LifeBio to be in action. Promoting innovation, wellness, brain fitness, and the importance of building relationships at any age! Autobiography for everyone!

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3 Tips for a Celebration of Life

Celebrations of Life can and should be expanded to include the life story, not just the pictures, of a loved one.

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Take a Memory Journal to your family reunion

Reunions are a great place to use LifeBio's thought-provoking, carefully-crafted biography questions....Read on and start planning YOUR next reunion.

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What You Might Learn from Your Parents and Grandparents

Back in 1993, I interviewed my grandma. I had the advantage of actually having a degree in English and journalism so I felt compelled to use what I learned to capture the life story of this very special lady. I grew up with her living across the street--so I really thought I already knew her well so the interview was just a good way to get it all recorded.

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