Our experts help our Storytellers remember and share their stories in a comfortable environment, without judgment.

We believe that preserving and sharing your loved one's memoir is as easy as telling a story during Sunday dinner. And we're here to help you tell and preserve those stories before it's too late.

Our Storytellers become like family, and from the beginning, we treat them just like we treat our own parents and grandparents. You, your loved ones and your stories are safe with us.

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Fascinating lives

We believe that everyone has a fascinating story to tell.  As soon as we begin preserving your loved ones' stories, they will agree with us!  They will learn that they do have a story to tell, and no one else is qualified to tell it.

A sense of peace

You and/or your loved ones may feel a calmness or a sense of peace while and after we work together. Whether they are preparing for a difficult surgery or treatment, dealing with end-of-life issues, or just learning to accept their own life experiences, your loved ones may find that they "feel better" after we work together.

Remembered your way

Whether your stories, beliefs, and values are preserved in written or audio form, together we’ll capture the essence of how you want your family members to remember you in your own words.

Connecting generations

Your stories provide a bridge to ancestors who have already passed and are unknown to future generations. As you share your stories about your loved ones, the younger generations (and sometimes even your own generation) of your family will often feel a connection with ancestors they've never met.

Deeper understanding

If you find yourself sandwiched between simultaneously caring for your parents and your children, you can begin to use the power of your stories to help all generations of your family understand each other on a deeper level.  Stories lead to conversation, conversation leads to understanding, and understanding leads to compassion, grace, and forgiveness.

The potential for healing

Research shows that the stories we tell and hear, especially family stories, become part of our personal narrative (i.e., the story we tell ourselves about ourselves). This is particularly true for children and adolescents.

As family members read or listen to your memoir, the stories each generation tells itself can become more authentic and true. You and your family might even experience an unexpected release of shame or guilt, an emotional healing, and/or a change in attitude and perspective.

Our Approach

If you've said . . .

I'm afraid I won't remember the details of my parent's stories.

What if they forget about me?

My dad worked three jobs. I never got to know him as a person.

I have so much to say, but my family isn't ready to listen to me yet. They just don't want to face my illness and my potential reality.

Mom is moving into a retirement home. I worry that she'll feel like we are leaving her, and she doesn't matter to us anymore.

I inherited boxes and boxes of family photos. I don’t know who the people are or why they were important to my parents.

I really want to know what happened to my grandfather during the war, but he just hasn't opened up yet.

Even though our relationships are strained, I still want my children to know how much I loved them.

My parents are downsizing and sending me all of their "stuff." I don't want to be rude or ungrateful, but I don't have room, and I have a different style.

. . . Then, you should save your Legacy of Love!

Hope, cope, prosper, and enjoy life

Studies show that children who know their family history have higher self-esteem, a stronger sense of who they are, and are more resilient than children who do not know their family history.

We like to say that children who listen to and read our Storyteller's life stories learn to hope, cope, prosper, and enjoy their lives.

Our Storytellers—parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, single adults—know that their experiences and wisdom can help their family's children navigate their own lives. We love helping our Storytellers connect all generations of their family through story.

Share your family history.

A library of information

You've probably heard someone say, "When a elder passes away, we lose a library of information." We prefer to say that we lose a Legacy of Love, which includes a library of facts and information as well as wisdom, beliefs, values, lessons learned, treasured possessions, and wishes.

Chances are, your parents and grandparents are too humble to realize that their everyday legacies are important to you.

Most seniors believe that you want to receive a purely financial legacy. But studies show that Baby Boomers prefer to receive their parents' values instead of their valuables (or a least a mix of the two).

What can you do? Ask your loved ones to preserve their Legacies of Love for you and future generations.

Be the one who asked.

We're here to help you . . .

Stay on track and motivated to complete your memoir project.

Decide which stories to tell and which stories to leave behind.

Remember people and events you didn't think you could remember.

Soften the hard, prickly stories that still irritate or hurt them, you, and your family members.

Answer the questions future generations will want you to answer.

Say the things that have been unsaid and should be before it's too late.

Publish your memoir for your family and close friends.

Know your life matters.

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