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. Registration ends September, 17th and participants will need to commit to all four sessions.
Maximum number of participants: 20
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.