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 Susan Turnbull
 The pioneer in advocating
non-binding personal legacy        
 documents as a valuable component of estate and charitable

The best gift of all: your genuine interest    


Here we are at December again! With all the rituals and festivities, it's the month that promises moments of transcendence from the ordinary.       

    We all know how much stress can be attached to trying to meet those expectations! But right under your nose is the means to find those special moments - stress free.    

    Where? In conversations sparked by your genuine interest and curiosity about the life experiences and perspectives of the people you stand and sit next to at holiday gatherings over the next few weeks. Don't waste the opportunity to be surprised, to connect in new ways, to give the gift of true attention. Some reminders and ideas:  


Don't assume you know everything already! There is always something new to learn about someone.  

Be thoughtful and careful in your questions. Lead with "how, when, where or when?" instead of the interrogative "why?"

Take advantage of photos. "Do you have a favorite photo on your ipod?" gets a teenager or twenty-something going. Photo albums always bring out memories and stories.        

Plan ahead to create the space. For instance, maybe you wish you could get the different generations of your family to understand each other's experiences a little better. Think ahead about creative ways to get people engaged, and don't be afraid of providing a bit of structure at first to get things flowing. The LifeLegacy Cards are great for this. 

Hear with your ears, "listen" with your eyes. Your greatest gift - and your greatest reward - is the quality of your attention.

You have the opportunity to create something rare.  Seize it and enjoy it all!    


With gratitude and best wishes for the holidays,


Upcoming Web Classes 


 NEW: For planned giving professionals: 

 Sharing the Story of 'Why':  

The benefits of encouraging your  

donors to create a legacy statement 

December 15 or January 17 

4:00 pm EST



 Introductory workshop: 

The Wealth of Life:

Starting Your Own Ethical Will

December 15 or January 17

11:00 am and 8:00 pm EST



 For legal and financial advisors: 

Introducing Clients to the Concept of the Ethical Will: The value of non-binding personal 

legacy documents in estate planning

December 15 or January 17  

2:00 EST



  • Presentations that inspire
  • Tools that are elegant, accessible and affordable
  • Access to writers and videographers to get it done: ethical wills, expressions of intent, personal histories  

Out of the Ordinary



Share Your Life
LifeLegacy Cards   

Bulk discount 10 or more

"We had so much fun with these  at the table! "
                                    Nancy Irvine 

The Wealth of Your Life: A Step-by-Step  Guide for Creating Your Ethical Will

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The forever gift...

Your money is not
your wealth.

It's your time.
 Peter Gomes