Legacy, Love Letters + Heart Wills
Discover who and what matter to you and make the most of your precious and finite life.
“Love Letters + Heart Wills was ground-breaking, transformative and essential reflection for the soul.” — HELENA CYNAMON
We are all going to experience it, whether it’s a sudden and unexpected death, or the eventually anticipated variety. It’s that one thing that we’re all sure about. It’s going to happen to you, and it probably already happened to someone you love. Yet most of us are unprepared.
Many of us die with regret, fear, or anxiety because of what we didn’t do, or didn’t say to people left behind.
Death is the one certainty in life, yet we live our lives doing our best not to talk about it.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Imagine being at peace—within yourself, with your family, with your friends and within your community—knowing that you’ve expressed and recorded your most important life learnings and written letters to those you love.
Wake up before your time’s up!
No matter what kind of life you live, how much money you have, or what you think of your accomplishments, consider that you have a legacy. Legacy, in our view, is the individual and collective impact we have on our world and all that’s in it.
Imagine knowing you’ve done all you can to leave the legacy you want.
Writing Love Letters and a Heart Will is one way your legacy will live on—by the mere act of those people reading them, and possibly passing them onto future generations. But that’s not all…
Consider that the discoveries you make about yourself and your life through this exploration may lead you to leave your greatest legacy. You’ll be inspired to make shifts in the way you live and how you’re remembered.
Get into action and prepare your Love Letters and your Heart Will.
Our Legacy, Love Letters + Heart Wills workshop will nurture your passion for life and enhance your awareness about who and what matter most to you. You’ll discover what you didn’t know that you didn’t know about expressing your essence until the very end of your life. All sessions are interactive and engaging. Pair sharing, group discussion, journaling and creative exercises are used to facilitate your learning.
Inside this workshop you will:
- Discover who + what matter most to you.
- Consider seeking, bestowing, and accepting forgiveness.
- Write at least one Love Letter to a specific person to read before or at the time of your death.
- Uncover the scope of your feelings about your inevitable death.
- Reflect on your life and how you want to be remembered.
- Learn how to write a Heart Will to capture your wisdom, wishes, and messages to share at or before your death.
If you’re ready to take charge of your life by taking charge of your death,
Anytime, anywhere and at your own pace.
7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death: A workbook to explore the reality of your mortality
Devoting time and energy to consider and plan ahead for your future, including your inevitable death, will change how you die—and how you live, right here, right now, and for the rest of your life. This tool is designed to help you anchor your planning in your values and priorities and to lay the groundwork for writing lasting messages to those you love. It includes WILLOW’s Reality of our Mortality Planning Checklist and seven thoughtful self-reflection exercises.
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Michelle + Reena
With practical training in deathcare—Michelle as a funeral director and hospice volunteer and Reena in communication and all aspects of community-based deathcaring—we share a passion for using the conversation around death as a pathway to growth and healing for individuals, communities and the planet.
Our support integrates your emotions and your intellect, honours your body and your spirit, and is always mindful that your choices have economic and environmental implications.