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Egyptian funerals were like today’s weddings

2018 / 07 / 10

Marissa Stevens at the University of California discovered that ancient Egyptians used material objects to construct their social identities just as people do today. She studied how ancient Egyptians used funerary papyri to convey social status and personalities by examining social documents buried with the dead. Her conclusion is that similarly to us, Egyptians were … Continue reading “Egyptian funerals were like today’s weddings”

A book over your book

2018 / 06 / 21

Everyone’s life story is worth capturing in a special book. How do we get started? And how can we make this process enjoyable for ourselves and for the people we are preparing the book for? These questions are central in a recently published book of Dutch writer Daniëla Postma (Jouw levensverhaal hoort in een mooi … Continue reading “A book over your book”

The memories of our homes

2018 / 06 / 05

When telling your life story and getting it written down, you don’t have to follow a straight year-by-year account. Instead, it can be very helpful and enjoyable to create a timeline of your life based on the places you have lived. Begin with remembering your homes. Think about the house you grew up in, or … Continue reading “The memories of our homes”

The health benefits of writing your life story

2018 / 05 / 10

As we grow older, there may be a tendency to feel less relevant to the people around us. We tend to withdraw as a result, and this isolation can lead to a greater risk of depression. But here’s an idea that will help you stay in the game and it also helps your family better … Continue reading “The health benefits of writing your life story”

Digital life stories spark joy in people with dementia

2018 / 04 / 17

Creating a ‘digital story’ of their memories – using photos, music, text and video – can help dementia patients open up to their fears and move into optimism. This is the key conclusion of a recent research completed at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Participants had weekly sessions with one of the researchers. … Continue reading “Digital life stories spark joy in people with dementia”

The stories of terminally ill children

2018 / 03 / 21

On 24 March the local broadcasting companies are organizing a special, heart-warming action for the Living Memories Foundation in a central province of the Netherlands. The radio and television channels are encouraging schools, sports clubs and other groups and individuals in the local communities to support the work of the foundation. Living Memories’ volunteers offer … Continue reading “The stories of terminally ill children”

10 easy writing prompts for your life story

2018 / 01 / 25

Writing your life story sounds easy. After all, you know your life better than anyone else. In fact you know lots of things, way too many things to ever get it all on paper. Where do you begin? We have 10 themes to get you kick-started on your own life story. Answers to the writing … Continue reading “10 easy writing prompts for your life story”

Voicerecording a life story

2017 / 12 / 18

The Hospice Biographies charity organisation in Surrey, England helps terminally ill people capture their life story on audio recording. These can later be listened to by their families and even handed over to the next generation. People from the organisation sit together with the ill people in a quiet room and listen to their stories … Continue reading “Voicerecording a life story”

Untold Tales

2017 / 11 / 22

It is said everyone has a story to tell and writing a book remains one of the most widely held ambitions and yet few ever get round to putting pen to paper. But increasingly people are finding other ways to record their life stories to share with future generations. Untold Tales, a new enterprising business … Continue reading “Untold Tales”

Diary writing helps understand our emotions

2017 / 10 / 01

In our fast-spaced world, full of emotional challenges, it is important to find activities that help us cop with our problems and get through difficult times. Psychologists often advise diary writing – which is not a new phenomenon at all and its positive effects have been recognised for long. Next to famous writers, everyday people … Continue reading “Diary writing helps understand our emotions”

Another great writer has joint our team

2017 / 09 / 17

Similarly to every life story, each and every writer has his or her own unique and special style. We at ANAGYBETŰS do our very best to expand the circle of our authors and broaden the palette of writing styles we can offer to our clients. This way we aim to ensure that everybody can find … Continue reading “Another great writer has joint our team”

DJ asks Coelho to pen his life story

2017 / 08 / 24

The internationally acclaimed South-African DJ Black Coffee reached out to award-winning Brazilian author Paulo Coelho on Twitter asking him to write a book about his life. The superstar DJ, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, feels that it is time to get his biography written. The Alchemist writer has promised to get in touch with Black Coffee … Continue reading “DJ asks Coelho to pen his life story”

Lifey is in

2017 / 08 / 07

A new project in Utah is giving people a chance to capture the ultimate selfie — not just a quick snapshot of a moment, but a video recording of a lifetime. Lifeys are video selfies that help people preserve and share their most meaningful life experiences and insights, according to founder Alex Balinski. “I started … Continue reading “Lifey is in”

When you can first read your story

2017 / 07 / 12

It is a special moment in the process of creating your ANAGYBETŰS book when you receive and can read the first version of the story drafted by your writer. While reading, you will surely bring up many memories and also remember the interview you had with the writer. At this step you have the chance … Continue reading “When you can first read your story”

Welcoming two new talented writers

2017 / 06 / 29

Similarly to every lifestory, each and every writer has his or her own unique and special style. We at ANAGYBETŰS do our very best to expand the circle of our authors and broaden the palette of writing styles we offer to our clients. This way we aim to ensure that everybody can find the writer … Continue reading “Welcoming two new talented writers”

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