Dementia is a challenging condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, robbing them of their memories and, at times, their sense of self. However, a powerful therapeutic tool has emerged to help those with early-stage dementia reconnect with their past and rediscover their identities: storytelling.
Ready to build an incredible advisory board? So Here are my field notes about the rewards we've reaped in just nine months. In this short article, I share ideas on how to approach potential board members, pointers for how to make it worth a board member's time, and what we've learned at StoryKeep from having a board.
I have the great pleasure of working side-by-side with my husband, Piet Hurkmans. Most people can't imagine working with their spouse, for either practical or personal reasons. In our line of work, it's a huge boon. We regularly collaborate with families and married couples.
Discovering and sharing your family narrative is the central question of Storykeep's work with multi-gen UHNW families. What stories do you want to pass down to future generations, and how can StoryKeep help you preserve and share them?
Most of us don’t emotionally connect with data. Statistics are interesting, but they don’t spur us into action. When you activate human empathy, which storytelling naturally does, people are neurologically apt to care and to give. In short, every charitable cause needs strong storytelling. Stories touch us. Stories jolt us into action.
For years, businesses have used private podcasts as a powerful tool for internal communications. Now, StoryKeep is helping families unlock the power of private podcasting to share their personal stories, knowledge and histories.
I spend much of my professional time working out of my right brain – aka the artistic side of our craniums. When I walk into wealth advisory forums, I immediately notice something: I stick out like a sore thumb. Most of the advisors deal in the realm of numbers, investments, strategy, and business. All good stuff and all fairly foreign to me.
On January 3rd, just a toe step into 2017, the New York Times Magazine ran an article by the English writer Geoff Dyer entitled, “The Mysteries of Our Family Snapshots.” The article was illustrated with a red, blue, and green-popping 1960s family photo
On this Independence Day, we are honored to share Phoebe’s story of her parents and their incredible war time diaries. StoryKeep has collaborated with Phoebe to build an archive, produce a feature-length tribute film, and produce an accompanying book.
Mother’s Day, we hope Nina’s memory of her wild “racing days” reminds you of just how wonderful the women in your life are. This story is just one of many that we documented for Nina’s three children and two grandchildren.
The story of how Rusi proposed to Gover on a balcony in Bombay over 60 years ago is the stuff of family legend. StoryKeep was able to capture the story in gorgeous detail for future generations of the Sanjana family to enjoy.