Entries by Patricia Benesh

Memoir Moment: Remembering a Dear Friend

Sue Prosen (left), psychologist and teacher extraordinaire, known for her sense of humor and empathy This photo was taken many years ago at the then Wild Animal Park when Sue visited San Diego. She always went out of her way to cultivate and deepen our friendship.  In a past life, we were professors at Johns […]

Memoir Monday: In Thinking About Obituaries, A Memoir on Dying

From Patricia Benesh, Ed.D: In teaching people how to write obituaries, I’m not really obsessed with dying. Quite the opposite. I’m passionate about finding the beautiful essence of each person and celebrating it. The “Awesome Obituary” is 90% about life and 10% about death. It’s modeled on the New York Times obits. I’m excited to […]

7 Memories: Memory Prompts in SEVENs

From Patricia Benesh, Ed.D People often ask me why I chose the name “7 Memories” for my memoir-writing business and books. On the surface, we all know that seven is the world’s favorite, the “lucky” number. And seven is the number of days of the week, seas, continents, colors of the rainbow, and notes on […]