To appreciate the present.

Most of us are too busy to ruminate about our lives, to analyze and evaluate what our lives were all about. But as we get older we have a need to look back—to see who we were, to acknowledge who we’ve become and what has shaped our lives. The process of writing your personal history enables you to sit back and actually take stock of your life, giving meaning to events that you may have regretted or forgotten. Life review is an important way to deal with the inevitable losses of aging.