Mother and Son walking2As we age, sharing stories is an essential human process that shows who we are and what we want to be remembered for.  The stories we tell over and over encapsulate what we think is important, and what we think the world needs to remember, even after we are gone.  And the research suggests people typically tell only about ten stories …   

If you are close to an elderly loved one – a spouse, a parent, a sibling, a friend – maybe you recognize the idea of the Ten Stories?  I heard my mother’s stories over the last year of her life, and that is how our research began.  

We are seeking volunteers to assist us with this research.  If you would agree to be interviewed about your loved one’s stories, we would be pleased to send you a transcript of those stories, along with a brief analysis of what the research suggests they are all about.