Storytelling Solutions for Every Storyteller
Every moment is worth talking about and sharing
With the Legacy Recorder you can help anyone record their moments
Somewhere someone in your life is experiencing death, grief, and unimaginable loss. Perhaps you yourself have experienced these monumental moments that shape our perception of the world. This book, and the process contained within it, is my response and expression of self-discovery as I processed the death of my father, the birth of my daughter, and a life irrevocably changed.
What you will find in this book is an easy to use writing method that you can implement in groups or individually with the people you love and care for to help them tell their life stories. I know this is no small promise and the book may not seem long enough to accomplish this, but I assure you it's all in there. You already have everything you need to help someone else rediscover their human dignity, this book makes it a little easier.
You can buy the physical book for $15.00 with free shipping (within the US) by clicking the button below. It is also available as an ebook on Amazon.
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!
Five Minute Storytelling
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.
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.
Who we work with...
Families & Individuals
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.
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.
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.