Thanks for stopping by my website, Memoir &
Mindfulness, M & M, for short.
Why M & M? Because they’re two subjects that have a lot in
common, though they’re not usually found together. Two subjects that I’m
passionate about. Two subjects that bring so much joy and fulfillment. If you
haven’t already, try them out. Please browse the website and see what you
After writing my memoir (King of Doubt) and teaching memoir writing, and after practicing
mindfulness as my basic life philosophy, I realized something intriguing: the
more mindful I am, the better memoir writer I become. The better memoir writer
I become, the better mindfulness practitioner I am. Nice that it works that way,
Memoir is a search for truth from the past, the story
beneath the story. Mindfulness is a search for truth in the present, life
absent the tricks and deceits of the mind. Memoir and Mindfulness together
create a path to the creative life, peace and freedom from fear. For more on
why and how and how you might want to try out this powerful, exhilarating and creative combo, please check out my blog; come to one of
my events; read King of Doubt;
stay tuned for my forthcoming Write
Your Story, Claim Your Life: Memoir & Mindfulness; and let me hear from
“Daddy, you should write a memoir. You’ve done so many interesting things,” my daughter Caitlin urged me.
“Memoir? Not for me,” I said. I looked down on memoir. Not really so creative, I thought, just regurgitating the facts of your life. Self-absorbed. Boring.
I was confusing memoir with autobiography. Autobiography
tends to be chronological, from birth (or before) to today. Plodding
forward. Think history text book but on a personal level. Nominally
Memoir, by contrast, is theme oriented.
If you are interested in starting your writing journey, check out my blog for more insights about memoir and mindfulness and how you can begin to share your story with others.