How to Help Others Tell Their Story
Every moment is worth talking about and sharing
With the Legacy Recorder you can help anyone record their moments
You can start right now by clicking the button below
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Who we work with...
You want to help someone you love, write their personal story or are a volunteer in your community. Courses are designed specifically for your needs.
Senior Care Facilities
You are dedicated to providing patient-centered care.
You want to give your residents & patients the opportunity to write their personal story, create an engaging community, and make lifelong connections.
When I heard about Gael's Legacy project and her approach to easily writing the story of your life, I IMMEDIATELY bought multiple copies. I have gotten profuse thanks from family members who are now deep into capturing those important memories and meanings from their lives!
If you have ever daydreamed about writing your story or sharing your life experiences, this is the book for you. Inside you’ll find a simple way to tell your story, one page at a time. Maybe you know someone that has a great story to tell, but they need a little help. This book will give you the tools you need to help them tell their story, one page at a time
The Legacy Recorder Community Guide is here to give you the opportunity to work with your family to write down their stories. Using simple storytelling methods, families can work together to capture their stories. Regardless of age, everyone has something to contribute. This guide contains the information and tools necessary to support you in your storytelling journey.
You can buy the physical book for $12.95 with free shipping (within the US) by clicking the button below. It is also available as an ebook on Amazon.
Why is it important to help people tell their stories?
We show we care by listening to what others have to say. By recording a person’s story, we immortalize forever how special they are to us and give them control over their own legacy.
While working with storytellers and their families, we’ve noticed a strengthening of relationships and has noticed that for the younger generations and storytellers alike,
- Their outlook on life and its struggles changes
- They make active changes in their lives to create more intentional relationships with their family and friends
- They have a renewed sense of self and excitement for their future
Everyone from the storyteller, to their families, to the interviewer, to the organizers, learns something new about themselves and someone else.
On a personal note...
The two women in this photograph are my grandmothers. Together, they are holding my oldest daughter. This will be the first and last time these two women are in the same place together. My paternal grandmother has flown in from Belfast, Northern Ireland to say goodbye to my father who is dying.
Amidst the sadness of my father dying, my first child was born just in time to meet him. In fact, he would enter the ICU just 7 days after she was born. My future mother in law, who is taking the picture, has flown in to meet her first grandbaby. It was, as you can imagine, a chaotic time.
The baby is now in her teens, my paternal grandmother is dead, and my maternal grandmother has entered the stages of life where the care reverts to the adult children. I share this story with you not to make you sad, but to help you understand why I'm devoting my life to helping people share their stories.
Life is happening in every moment for everyone.
How can The Legacy Recorder help?
Well thought out, intentional, easy to implement programs and curriculums that will bring immesureable joy and change to your family or community.
Below you will find a few examples of how you can use The Legacy Recorder to make an impact with the people you care about.
Becoming a Certified Legacy Recorder means you have made the commitment to work with others to help them tell their stories.
This certification process will equip you with what you need to lead successful Legacy Projects and other storytelling endeavors.
The Legacy Recorder Storytelling Method is the basis of how each Legacy Project is implemented and executed.
Using this writing method, families, small groups, and facilities are able to work with the people they care for to tell their stories.
This a complete training on how to incorporate Legacy into your daily care activites and seasonal programming.
This program is designed to train and support staff, nurses, and volunteers on an individual level.
When a loved one goes into a senior care facility, the number of people who support them, grows. In addition to their family members, they now have the center staff and residents in their circle. It’s important to realize that each of these individuals has something to contribute.
Five-minute storytelling is a way to kick start those conversations, restart stale relationships, and engage everyone toward a common goal. It sparks ideas and enables caregivers to share their insights.
The Legacy Recorder World
I've dedicated the past few years building a world for you to discover on your storytelling adventure.
One place to start is with the YouTube Channel where you will find videos on
- how to tell stories,
- how to work with family members,
- how to start hard conversations and more.
Who am I?
I'm Gael and I'm affectionately known as "The Legacy Lady".
I've been helping people tell their stories for over 10 years. I look forward to helping your family preserve its legacy, one individual at a time.
Interested, but not finding exactly what you need? Schedule a call by clicking the button below, I’d love to help.