Haddonfield, New Jersey
I came to legacy writing through my training as a doula for the dying, and learned that the work of exploring our values and stories is for everyone, whether actively dying or not. In writing my stories, I place myself into the context of my lineage and invite my loved ones to remember my as I am beyond my “vital statistics”. I become known to my family and friends, and more importantly, to myself. In writing, I make connections to the past and links to the future that didn’t exist for me before I sat down, pen to paper. My writing is a remembrance of my family and myself for my children, my community and all who will come after me. By writing my values and beliefs, I come to understand them more fully. I share them as blessings and wishes for success that will take root and flower in the lives of others.
I would be honored to share this work of exploration and connection in safe space with you one-on-one, or with your group or organization.
After a number of years, Rachael renewed her commitment in 2015 to train and certify legacy facilitators. Training to increase the guild of North American Certified Facilitators occurs twice yearly, spring and fall, via interactive webinar. For more information and an application, contact LifeLegacies1@gmail.com
You may join a multitude of people using all published legacy materials (including information on this website) to share the purpose and practice of legacy writing with others without certification training.
Refer to the index in Your Legacy Matters, Women’s Lives, Women’s Legacies and The Legacy Workbook for the Busy Woman to find writing ideas, reflections, and writing exercises for the populations you choose to serve.
Rachael consults with legacy facilitators worldwide to mentor and support their work with people with diverse needs and interests. Contact her for more information and to schedule appointments: LifeLegacies1@gmail.com
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