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The aforementioned individuals may be interesting to highlight, but the majority of my publications are written on behalf of mothers and fathers who wish to leave a legacy for their children and grandchildren. To that end, the most meaningful story I have ever written is my mother’s, within which I included my father’s, who had predeceased her. Our family lost our mother to Alzheimer’s disease, and her book was ultimately the only means by which she could remember her life. It has now become our family encyclopedia.
Whether famous, infamous, or unknown, writing one’s memoirs is also at times misunderstood. It can be viewed as being egotistical; I see it differently. Life review is a deeply gratifying experience. Though my clients most often begin with an apology for the story they are about to tell, they soon realize that theirs is a life worth documenting. They also gain an invaluable understanding of the way in which the dots have connected in their lives; and sometimes, it takes going back to move forward. Without question, leaving a legacy for posterity is a tremendous gift to one’s family. Having said that, to tell your life story in as much detail as you wish is truly the gift of a lifetime.