The Next Wave of Giving By Laura A. Roser  “Every donor can make a difference. But every generation needs a group of people willing to envision a sea change. And when they step up with the courage to see into the future and picture something better for their children and neighbors—their impact touches everyone.” For…

By Laura A. Roser  “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” —Ernest Hemingway, American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer Are you thinking about interviewing your loved ones to capture their stories? The first step is getting them to open up. You would think this would be easy, but it can prove to be…

By Laura A. Roser Like many, Paulette Pantoja was a child of divorce. She’d spend hours watching TV with her sister, while her single mother was away at work. “It was an escape,” she says. “A way for my sister and me to laugh together and be with each other.” That love of entertainment has…

By Laura A. Roser A couple days ago, I spoke about legacy at an event for the Seattle Foundation. One of the attendees anxiously came up to me afterward and said, “I have to tell you about a tradition we have in our family. It’s called Cousins Camp.” He paused for dramatic effect. “Have you…

By Laura A. Roser When I released my book, Your Meaning Legacy, last year, I directed readers to an online Meaning Legacy Assessment. In just 13 questions, you can determine what’s important to you and what isn’t. It also helps you determine which non-financial components of your legacy you’ve already handled and which ones need…

By Jeff Rogers The seeds of the gospel were planted in my life by a godly grandmother. From as early as I can remember my Gram Rogers was always witnessing to us, through her life, actions, and words. I did not have the privilege, as some do, of growing up in a Christian family. Both…

By Laura A. Roser The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Sanskrit scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. It tells the story of a warrior—prince Arjuna—who must decide whether or not to go to war with his cousins to gain rulership over the kingdom. His cause is just, but Isn’t it a sin…

by Laura A. Roser Does narcissism exist? If you believe various psychological studies, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!” and it’s increasing! But for many people narcissistic tendencies could be a misguided attempt to find more meaning. Craving Connection in a “Disconnected” Age The following is an excerpt from my book, Your Meaning Legacy, regarding…

By Laura A. Roser Join Me in Mapping Out Your Life Several years ago, Philip de Souza, Founder and President of cyber security company Aurora, began compiling his thoughts about the meaning of life into short monthly emails he sent to his high-school-aged son. Word caught on and soon a bunch of his son’s friends requested…

By Laura A. Roser In his book, Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore writes: How you spend your working hours — what you look at, sit on and work with —makes a difference, not only in terms of efficiency but for its effect on your sense of yourself and the direction your imagination takes. Some…

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