“I am so glad my sister directed me to your Lasting Legacy course!” —Ruthie Showalter wrote to us excitedly after receiving her copy of the book she wrote about her Mom, Doris. “I actually have a book in hand which would not have happened without your coaching! I learned so much from you, and I…

By Flora Morris Brown, PhD On the surface it seems writing your life story should be easy. After all, you’re the main character and all the experiences that make up your story are filed in your memory. And yet, most of us struggle with where and how to start. There are many reasons for that,…

By Thornton Sully The number is now six. I started keeping count after three. That is the number of times over the years that the first words from someone, upon discovering I am a publisher and editor, are “I am not a writer, but …” and then the not-a-writer produces or informs me they have 300…

By Richard Campbell Overcoming the Questions that Hold You Back Lots of people say they want to write a memoir. Very few ever start. Why is that the case? People commonly let their doubts and fears keep them from starting. In fact, we find there are 7 tough questions that often need to be answered before…

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…

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…

Legacy letters or ethical wills are mentioned in both Christian and Hebrew bibles as a way of passing values, beliefs, blessings and moral philosophies from one generation to the next.   Significant transition points which may inspire the creation of a legacy letter are: Single adult who reaches middle age without plans for marriage or…

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