Having spent over forty years in ministry, initially in faith formation, then twenty-three years as a Board Certified Chaplain in acute care, hospice and outreach to the marginalized, story has been the constant at the heart of my ministry. All the ways I have shared, empowered, celebrated and lived story have prepared me for legacy work.
I am passionate about legacy writing and creating ethical wills because I have seen the gift it is to writers as well as their loved ones, whether shared in the midst of life or at the end. We are story telling/story catcher people who make sense of our lives and our place in the world through story and through story we are able to share our deeper selves, our souls: the essence of legacy writing.
I seek to create safe space where individuals can explore and discover what is most important in their life and the wisdom, blessings, hope and love they desire to impart to future generations. I seek to provide the opportunity for intentional legacy writing with individuals or in community. I seek to affirm that all lives have meaning and value, that stories are sacred expressions of one’s life and are to be cherished as such, and I seek to bless and be blessed in this work.
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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