Empower Your Life Story and Legacy By Flora Morris Brown For years I frequently shared with my friends my plans to travel the world, visiting every continent (except Antarctica) at least once. I browsed through travel magazines, read travel books, and watched travel shows. I even considered signing up for retreats held in exotic locations as…

by Leslie Clark It was she who taught me that words have the power of flight. Any time she was sitting still, she held an open paperback, its pages outstretched like the wings of a gliding gull. She’d tell me of the places those books had taken her. The upstairs shelves overflowed with her literary…

Bringing Mentoring Back to Legacy Planning By Peter Johnson Even now, I feel vulnerable and embarrassed sharing the following story. It’s a painful legacy to recall. In the early ‘70s, I was a young man living in Los Angeles with a vague dream of making a living in the music business. I was a junior…

Harnessing Legacy Moments to Last a Lifetime When we speak of what we want to share with others about ourselves, we are talking about the art of creating a personal narrative or legacy from the collection of events that make up a life. The call to write about a particular happening in my life focuses…

How to Nurture and Pass Along Spiritual Capital in Estate Planning By Charlie Douglas Estate planning needs an extreme makeover. I was dumbfounded when I discovered there was no working definition of “estate planning” at such reputable institutions as the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel or the American College of Financial Services. Seriously, no…

Bestselling Author Marion Roach Smith Says, “Write What You Know!” By Meg Oldman We capture meaningful moments with our phones, shared celebrations, and committing events to memory. Few of us actually sit down and write about what we know about these moments. Marion Roach Smith has made it her business, literally and figuratively, to lead…

Bringing Unity Through Contemplating What We Have in Common As Family By Timothy Hutchinson Think of all the people you know, all the people you have ever met, and all the people you have ever seen. Now think of all the people they have ever known, seen, or met. How many generations do you suppose you…

Legacy Arts is dedicated to the journey of developing a great legacy and passing on non-financial assets (such as beliefs, values & wisdom). It is produced by Paragon Road, the leader in meaning legacy planning. By Laura A. Roser Note from the Editor Great Hope for the World  Several weeks ago, I was speaking with a…

How Gail McGovern, CEO of the American Red Cross, Continues Her Legacy While Giving Hope to Others in Times of Need By Laura A. Roser Even after eight years, I still haven’t quite gotten used to looking in the eyes of someone who has completely lost everything,” says Gail McGovern, CEO of the American Red Cross,…

By J.B. Pravda   Brian Happel, CEO of BBVA Compass, Ft. Worth, Texas, a prominent regional banking institution might be said to have figuratively ‘kicked down’ an unlikely door to his 33-year (and counting) banking career with what he first gleaned from a ‘how to’ book. “When I was a freshman in high school, I was…

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