The Daily Hampshire Gazette talks to IWIHA founder, Ralph Lowen and several individuals who’ve recorded their stories! Says Melvin Edwards of Springfield: “I wanted to share what life has been like for me. I also see this as a call to order for my children to continue to change things, and make things better.” 91-year old Amherst-native, Stan Ziomek said of the recording process, “Once we got into it and the memories all came back, then I really got into it. It was like reliving my life all over again and I enjoyed it.” Great story!
Just out from Psychology Today is this great article by Abigail Brenner on the work of I Wish I Had Asked and how YOU can start collecting your family’s history today!
Check out this story in the New York Times on the importance of our family histories in building resilience, self-esteem, emotional health and happiness.
Check out Stephanie Barry’s great article in the Springfield Republican about IWIHA’s origins and work with critically ill patients.
This December, I sat down with Mass Appeal’s Seth Stutman to talk about how the holidays are a great opportunity to record our family stories. Watch the segment here.