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Have you given much thought to the legacy you want to leave behind? As Solo Parents, we have a great capacity to fill our children with memories of our lives and theirs to empower, inspire, and reassure them during times of hardship or uncertainty. No one understands that better than Melanie Vetter, and that is why I am so excited to start our conversation about legacy today. Melanie’s work with Legacy Letters is incredibly interesting, and the fact that she’s my neighbor makes this conversation an extra treat.

Melanie Vetter is a writing instructor and legacy advisor, but really she helps people use their personal stories to build connections, resilience, and personal legacy. Melanie is passionate about the power of our personal stories and is dedicated to teaching and empowering others to celebrate document, and share a purpose-filled life using fun and joyful tools and techniques. She is an attorney, a certified Legacy Advisor, and a Certified Senior Advisor, and holds a certificate in Guided Autobiography Instruction from the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies.

Melanie and I had a chance to chat in-person, which is such a gift, let me tell you! As we enter this season of thankfulness and family, this episode will help you cultivate the gratitude and excitement you need to have these conversations with your family. You’ll be amazed! This is a powerful episode filled with so many incredible resources you do not want to miss.

More in this episode:

  • Melanie shares how she became involved with Legacy Letters.
  • Ways Melanie’s family have been using the letters to grow closer together.
  • Tools that Melanie teaches her guided autobiography classes.
  • Autobiography is a powerful way to gain a new understanding of yourself.
  • The hidden power of the thank-you note.
  • Tips for Thanksgiving, sharing stories, and legacy.

Resources:

Melanie’s Website Wellfleet Circle

Contact her at: melanie@wellfleetcircle.com

Melanie’s Thanksgiving blog post: Wellfleet Circle

Link to sign up for the Free 5 Questions to Ask at the Holiday Table guide.

Melanie’s SMILE Guide for writing thank you notes with ease and joy

Legacy Letters Blogs

Legacy Letters Examples: Books