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By Michelle Beckman | October 16, 2019

3 REASONS TO PUT YOURSELF IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES The Shoe Gene I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for quite a while. I think put yourself in someone else’s shoes is a great jumping off point to improve your memoir, but more importantly, it’s a way to live your legacy of love with …


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Beware of Jahr Null

By Michelle Beckman | September 20, 2019

BEWARE OF JAHR NULL The Man in the High Castle Have you watched the Man in the High Castle Amazon Prime TV series? My husband and I watched all three seasons this summer. If you haven’t seen it or heard of it (many of my friends have not), please indulge me for a minute while …

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We Should All Be a Little More Like Joan

By Michelle Beckman | September 10, 2019

WE SHOULD ALL BE A LITTLE MORE LIKE JOAN Over the summer, a dear friend passed away. She was a mother, grandmother, entrepreneur, and the world’s most inspirational volunteer. Her name was Joan Parcewski, and although she was old enough to be my mom, she became my friend. How We Met I met Joan when …

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What’s Missing from My Memoir? [VIDEO]

By Michelle Beckman | August 15, 2019

ASK ME ANYTHING: WHAT’S MISSING FROM MY MEMOIR? What’s Missing? She asked, “What’s missing from my memoir? Can you help me?” I was honored to take a look, but I was sad to tell her what I found. How about you? Do you know something’s missing from or wrong with your memoir, but you just …

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The Graduation Gift Dilemma

By Michelle Beckman | August 8, 2019

THE GRADUATION GIFT DILEMMA Earlier this year, I started thinking about a high school graduation gift for my son. I wanted something he would take with him to college to remind him of home. He’s a private kid, so it had to be discreet and unobtrusive. I immediately thought photos. I accepted my own challenge and …

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An Indispensable Tool You Must Use While Writing Your Memoir

By Michelle Beckman | August 2, 2019

AN INDISPENSABLE TOOL YOU MUST USE WHILE WRITING YOUR MEMOIR Ever wonder which tools professional writers use to develop their memoirs? In this video, I share one tool that I cannot live without! It’s an indispensable but simple tool that you must use to keep your project organized. If you liked this video, you might …

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Who’s Telling Your Story?

By Michelle Beckman | July 26, 2019

WHO’S REALLY TELLING YOUR STORY? How Ed Mylett Made Me Question My Own Advice Finding Inspiration from Ed Mylett I’ve always believed that successful people have two key qualities in common. First, they are life-long learners who seek out people and concepts that help them continuously improve. Second, they nurture self-evaluation skills that help them …

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It Felt Like Home

By Michelle Beckman | June 20, 2019

IT FELT LIKE HOME A Big Decision I’m on the precipice of making a big decision. I can stay on my current path or I can follow a road I’ve not yet traveled. If I take the new road, my community will probably change. My work will still be in the life story and personal …

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I’m Gonna Cream Your Onions

By Michelle Beckman | May 9, 2019

I’M GONNA CREAM YOUR ONIONS A Mother to the Power of Three We called her Mom-Mom-Mom, or Mom³. Mabel (don’t you just love that name?) was my husband’s grandmother, and his generation called her Mom-Mom. Naturally, she became Mom-Mom-Mom or Mom³ to our children. Mom³ passed away this week, and our whole family is grieving …

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The Kaleidoscope of Memories in “This Is Us”

By Michelle Beckman | March 21, 2019

THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF MEMORIES IN “THIS IS US” Different Childhoods Kate remembered the silly, shiny sequin fight, and Randall remembered the smashed broken plate all over the kitchen. If you watch the hit TV show This is Us, you know what I’m talking about. Though Kate and Randall are same-age siblings, each remembered their mutual …

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