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Ethical Wills / Legacy Letters. The . Importance of Legacy . in Our Lives. Why Create a Legacy?. . As humans, we’re hardwired to:. Define our personal transcendence. Share our wisdom and life experiences. ID: 678893

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An Introduction to Your Legacy of ValuesEthical Wills / Legacy Letters



Importance of Legacy

in Our Lives


Why Create a Legacy?

As humans, we’re hardwired to:Define our personal transcendenceShare our wisdom and life experiencesCreate generational connections

Find purpose in our livesMaintain our vitality


Life Purpose

We all wish to feel that our lives mattered…that we made a difference while we were here,that we leave this world with few or no regrets,

and that we will be remembered favorably.


Legacy of Values

The Voice of the Heart


Our Legacy of Values

We all want to be remembered andeveryone leaves something behind.Seniab


Our Legacy of Values

What is an Ethical Will?A way to record and share yourvaluesfaith

beliefslife lessonshopes for the future loveforgiveness

with family, friends, and community.


What is a Legacy Journey?

Articulating our values, hopes and life lessons;conveying our life wisdom through our stories;and aligning our generosity with our actions.


Legacy’s Impact on ResiliencyChildren who know family stories and values have higher self-esteem and are better prepared to handle life’s ups an downs.

Engaging in life reflection during difficult times often results in greater resiliency and hope.Understanding our stories, values and passions helps us live our lives with greater purpose and intent.


Our Legacy of Values

When to write an Ethical Will?Life transitions and turning pointsChallenging

events or life situationsChild’s special milestone or when they become an adult



of a

child, grandchild

or great







ational disasters



the spirit moves us!


Four Phases of Adulthood

The Mature MindGene Cohen, MD, PhDMidlife reevaluation: 30s-60s

Liberation: 50s-70s Summing up: late 60s-90s Encore: 70s and beyond


Midlife Re-evaluation: 30s-60sTypically engaged by those in their 40s-early 50s

A time of exploration and transitionA quest to search for what is true and meaningful


Liberation: 50s-60sTypically engaged by those in the late 50s-70s

A time of experimentation and innovationSeeking the freedom to speak one’s mindThe question: If not now, when?


Summing Up: Late 60s-70s

Fueled by awareness of one’s mortality and physical changesMotivated to share wisdomSee ourselves as ‘keepers of the culture’-storiesDesire to find meaning in life through review, summarization, and giving backDesire to give back through volunteerism, community activism, philanthropyPeople feel compelled to attend to unfinished business and resolve conflicts


Encore: 70s and BeyondPlans and actions shaped by desire to restate and reaffirm major themes in our lives

Explore variations on those themesDesire to live well and impact family and community


Our Legacy of Values

Why write an Ethical Will?Honor the pastCapture the presentInform the future

“Honor the Past, Capture the Present, Inform the Future”

is reprinted with permission from:

Anita Hecht, LCSW Director, Life History Services, LLC


Next Steps Sign up for our next upcoming scheduled Ethical Will/Legacy Letter Writing Workshop.

Register here For individual legacy coaching information, please contact Beatriz at 561-350-0814. Thank you!!!!!!!

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