A legacy letter (also called an “ethical will”) is a written document that allows you to share your life lessons, express your values and transmit your blessings to future generations. A legacy letter is shorter than a memoir, typically just a few pages. Writing one is a rewarding experience that creates an enduring gift for children, grandchildren and other loved ones. This four-session online course includes discussion and brief writing exercises to help you examine your life history, explore your values and capture important insights. It offers advice, encouragement and a model structure to help you draft and complete your own legacy letter.
The workshop runs weekly every Tuesday from September 21 through October 12.
In a long and varied career, Jay Sherwin has practiced law, given away money for five different charitable foundations, worked as a philanthropy consultant and served as a hospital chaplain.Drawing on all those experiences, Jay created the Life Reflections Project to educate people about legacy letters and ethical wills; he now teaches classes and workshops on legacy writing and helps people craft their own legacy documents.Jay was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and has lived all over the country, including a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area. He now lives in Portland, Maine. You can read more about Jay and the Life Reflections Project on his website at www.jaysherwin.com.