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About The Forever Letter:
A forever letter is a gift that will be read over and over again
Inspired by the centuries-old Jewish tradition of the ethical will, a forever letter is a perfect way to share your most precious possessions: your values, wisdom, and love with the people who matter to you most. And you don’t have to do it alone. Through empowering stories, sample letters, and writing tips, author Elana Zaiman serves as your companion on this journey of self discovery and deepening
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Patt Lind-Kyle, author of the new Embracing the End of Life.
It probably took around nine months for you to be born here on earth. As you were growing in your mother's womb you were not terribly aware of what was happening in your parents' life. Well, as you can imagine, they were making important preparations before your arrival. Your parents were building a wonderful nest for you with toys, clothes, furniture, and more. Sometimes your mother had to wait over the nine months, or perhaps popped out early. She had to become very patient and adaptable for your intended arrival time.
Very similar to your birth is another major life event:
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Elana Zaiman, author of the new Forever Letter.
It is a weekday evening. Our family of three—my husband, Seth, me, and our son Gabe—just finished dinner. On some evenings, especially weekdays, dinner is often quick, each of us racing off to do our own thing. But this evening is different. We have moved from the table to the couch and we are sitting around talking about college, SATs, possible majors. You see, Gabe is a senior in high school and he will soon be applying to college. Tonight, he's in a talkative mood, chatty even. His cell phone sits on the counter, not on his person, and he's content to let it rest there, and not tend to it
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Andrea Mathews, author of the new Letting Go of Good.
Most of us have been taught that we must seek guidance from wise instructors, such as parents, friends, significant others, or spiritual leaders. Some look for signs from the external world to tell them what to do. What we don't as commonly know is that we have our own internal messaging system that can guide and protect us as needed on a daily, even moment-by-moment basis. The components of this system are described in detail in my book, Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self.
But for a brief overview of these components, the internal messaging system