Craft a meaningful life story!A written legacy of your life--one that encompasses experiences, lessons learned, failures and triumphs--is a gift your family and friends will cherish for years to come. Writing this story may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Writing Your Legacy is a step-by-step guide to chronicling a life story that reflects your true self. Through a series of 35 guided themes, as well as supplementary exercises, you'll explore milestones, relationships, career paths, and major choices, and leave an eloquent record of your life for future generations.You'll also learn how to: Become the hero of your storyEmploy vibrant sensory detailsDiscover your unique voiceDig up memories from your childhood and teen yearsOvercome writer's block, address common fears, and stay motivatedPrepare your story for publicationWriting your life story can grant you insight and clarity, help you heal past wounds, and serve as a treasured account you'll be proud to share. Your story deserves to be told. Capture the spirit of your life with "Writing Your Legacy."
Richard Campbell, M.Ed., teaches Guided Autobiography to continuing education students in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has written for several Canadian newspapers and CBC Radio. He runs his own personal historian business, Guided Life Stories. Dr. Cheryl Svensson has been involved in the field of aging since the 1970s. She works closely with the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies to help older adults write their life stories. She currently teaches at USC and has taught Guided Autobiography classes at libraries, senior centers, and assisted living centers.