Thanksgiving is a special time for most American families. For some it’s a time to provide life updates to family members who otherwise rarely communicate. Others share stories and revisit memories of years past through old photo albums and home videos. The traditions of Thanksgiving vary from family to family, however the tradition of eating is universal. While the special recipes and niche items vary from place to place, we here at Arkiver have put together our Top 10 list of staple foods that feature on most Thanksgiving tables across America…Read More›
Like many parents, we’ve had a lot of the “I want’s” around the house recently and any “thank you’s” have had to be painfully drawn out of the kids. This got me thinking… what can I do to help my kids be more naturally and genuinely grateful? Here’s five ideas, just in time for Thanksgiving…
Since the development of language, people have shared stories. Our prehistoric ancestors used stories to bond, teach, and entertain and today we continue to use stories for these same reasons. Not much has changed. Or has it?
While the power of stories to move us has remained constant, the main source of these stories has changed. Family stories have been replaced by those created by distant organizations, served up to us conveniently on our ever-present electronic devices. The fading presence of family in the narratives that inform our behavior is costing us dearly. It is time to bring family storytelling back.Read More›
As we flip through family albums and cringe at our high school prom photos, we notice how much we’ve changed. How was that hairstyle ever fashionable? Pictures create a timeline of our physical changes through the years, but how often do we think about how we’ve changed internally?
The stories of our lives are being lost. We now carry mobile devices that can snap photos, record videos and communicate what is going on in our lives via our social networks but we fail to record many meaningful stories of our lives and we do a poor job of organizing and preserving our exploding volume of digital memories. Here are 8 ways we fail to preserve our memories…Read More›