LifeStories Alive launches Life Lessons from LifeStories YouTube Channel to encourage families to record their family history stories

AUSTIN, TEXAS – November 15, 2016 – Mike O’Krent, founder of LifeStories Alive, launches new YouTube Channel this month to encourage families to record personal histories as a way to ensure family stories remain for generations to come.

O’Krent views himself as a storyteller, specific in helping others tell their LifeStories. And, he believes there is a deep rich value in learning life lessons from other’s LifeStories.

“I have recorded hundreds of personal LifeStories,” O’Krent said. “Every story is unique, yet every story shares gems of wisdom that are only obtained from a life rich with experiences.”

Through the years, O’Krent has amassed a library of personal histories, and has obtained permission from a few of his clients to share 30 sec – 90 sec video vignettes of life lessons learned from LifeStories.

“Interviewing people in their 80s, 90s and 100s is an honor that I don’t treat lightly,” O’Krent said. “They know all the secrets to life – many are surprisingly simple and overlooked by most of us.”

The YouTube Channel can be accessed via this URL:

Background LifeStories Alive / Mike O’Krent
Founded in 2006, LifeStories Alive was started by Mike O’Krent, who, after working with Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, realized his life’s purpose is to establish the means whereby individuals could record their personal LifeStory as a means to be remembered by their descendants. O’Krent believes that every person has a story filled with meaning and purpose; those stories must be shared or they will be lost forever. For more information, visit


Contact: Mike O’Krent
(512) 431-8166

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