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What Landmark do you want to see before it's gone?

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Welcome to The Legacy Recorder Podcast, where we are helping people work with others to help them tell their life stories. Providing support, training, and easy to use tools to people in the business of caring for others.
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What Landmark do you want to see before it's gone?
Question to mull over... What landmark (man-made or historic) do you want to see before it's gone? Here are a few on my list ~ Taj Mahal Versailles Egyptian Pyramids The Hanging Gardens A Glacier There are a lot more but that is a brief list :P Follow up questions... Why do you want to see that place? What do you think you will feel when you are standing there? Do you think you will be different after visiting? Who would you take with you? Happy Writing! Gael, the Legacy Lady
11:50
June 11, 2019
How to embrace joy in your End of Life Celebration
Join Christina Andreola (New Narrative) and Gael Gilliland (The Legacy Recorder) as they chat about personalized Celebrations of Life and how hiring an Event Planner can be one of the best decisions you'll make during this process. We discussed the Celebration of Life event trends (yeah!), options for families, and the different ways families are telling the stories of their loved ones. ~ Christina was always passionate about telling people stories. When she had the unique opportunity to help tell her uncle story in the form of his celebration of life after he passed away, she, of course, said yes. She had already been a part of the event planning industry in Canada for a number of years.  Her family felt she was an obvious choice to plan what would be a large-scale event for her uncle's celebration of life. From lining up caterers to securing the venue, Christina planned out the event so her family could process and morn uncle’s loss. The funeral and death industry has long been a dreary, depressing, sad and dark expression of a loved one. The next generation of funeral and death industry professionals are encouraging families and loved ones to embrace joy in their end-of-life celebrations. the focus is on the story of the person and the way they lived their life rather than how and why they died.  While this change has been happening for a while I believe Gen-X and Millennials will be at the forefront and forerunners of this culture change. Christina with New Narrative memorials is one of those leading the charge.  ~ I sincerely hope you enjoy the interview. You can find Christina on...  Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBDg2Xqo7eF3vteTVaeiCkw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/newnarrativememorials/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/newnarrativememorials/ Website https://www.newnarrative.ca Happy Writing! Gael, the Legacy Lady
28:10
June 5, 2019
Intergenerational Storytelling - How it benefits young and old participants
In this episode we will be talking about intergenerational projects, how they can help young and old participants. If you've participated in an intergenerational project, whether it was about storytelling or anything else, feel free to leave something in the comments, or send me a message and let me know your experience. I'd be so happy to feature your story on the next episode. 
09:34
May 6, 2019
What landmark (man-made or historic) do you want to see before it's gone?
Question to mull over... What landmark (man-made or historic) do you want to see before it's gone? Here are a few on my list ~ • Taj Mahal • Versailles • Egyptian Pyramids • The Hanging Gardens • A Glacier There are a lot more but that is a brief list. Follow up questions... • Why do you want to see that place? • What do you think you will feel when you are standing there? • Do you think you will be different after visiting? • Who would you take with you? 
14:34
April 24, 2019
What stories do our photos tell about us?
 What stories do our photos tell about us? • Our favorite things • Things that make us happy • Who we love • What we enjoy seeing when we travel A few thoughts on how to document those stories and what to look for in the photos a person takes over a lifetime. 
14:40
April 19, 2019
Restoring Human Dignity: How we do this through engaged conversations
Over the past few years, I have been working with different groups of students to guide them through the process of helping a care resident tell their life story. Each semester has its own unique blend of personalities, bumps, and incredible moments. These students are restoring dignity in the people they work with and they are discovering how they can have the same types of conversations with the people they love. We can use storytelling to • Connect • Deepen relationships • Broaden worldviews • Restore dignity • Inspire hope  Find out how to use The Legacy Recorder in your local care center in the link.  https://gael-gilliland.mykajabi.com/Facilities-Care-Centers 
17:07
April 10, 2019
Storytelling in your community: How to gather stories from those around you
Learn more at  https://www.thelegacyrecorder.com/   A few of the highlights... • Who to talk to • What to ask • What's the point • How to make the impact last • What now This topic is by special request. Want to hear about something specific? Message me and let me know! -Gael 
11:11
March 28, 2019
How do you celebrate birthdays?
Ah, birthdays, those fabulous days where humans of every shape, size, and background make their debut in the world. Each year brings new adventures and new ways to interact with the people they love. Do you have birthday traditions? This episode was all about birthdays and the traditions we use to celebrate ourselves and the people we love. 
16:09
February 27, 2019
What is your favorite love story?
How we meet the people we spend the rest of our lives with is one of those stories that never gets old. The telling of it changes and becomes embellished. One person remembers it one way and the other person remembers something completely different.  Learn how to record these memories with my introductory course 
14:55
February 20, 2019
How Grief effects us physically.
 How Grief effects us physically... Grief affects everyone differently and that includes the physical effects. This time of year is when I feel those effects most often. A few things I experience... • Overwhelming sadness • Overly tired/exhausted • Nausea • Crying at weird times • Aches and pains and general fatigue Sometimes it's just as strong as it was in the days/weeks/months following my Dad's death. What are some of the effects you feel?  Learn how I processed my grief at https://www.thelegacyrecorder.com/
09:37
February 12, 2019
How to ask about hard stories, war stories, sad stories...
 How to ask about hard stories, war stories, sad stories... • Going beyond the lighthearted and funny stories • Asking with care • Being respectful inspired by Jennie Mustafa-Julock 
09:47
January 29, 2019
Using Legacy as a Volunteer and Legacy for Volunteer Groups
 Using Legacy as a Volunteer and Legacy for Volunteer Groups • What does that look like • Who am I talking about • Where can you Volunteer  Visit https://www.thelegacyrecorder.com/
06:33
January 22, 2019
What to do when death happens *Trigger Warning*
 ***Trigger Warning*** #death #dying #grief Inevitably, someone you know, love, care for... is going to die, or a friend's someone they know, love, care for... is going to die. It's a matter of when, not if. There, I said it. I know it isn't pretty or fun to think about and it's often a taboo subject we don't mention in mixed company. We skirt around it instead of running headlong into the wall of grief surrounding those who are left behind. Here are a few things I do and have done when #deathhappens... Also, what I wish someone would have done for me when death happened in my family. -Gael #dignityindeath #holdingspace #griefsupport #hospice #itmatters 
18:35
January 14, 2019
How to write about Your Milestones - Big Ones & Small Ones
 Milestones - Big Ones & Small Ones • How to write about them • Why they matter Check out this free mini-course that will help get you started on working with someone you love to tell their story http://bit.ly/LRHSYL 
15:16
January 8, 2019
What do you do when Grandma doesn't want to talk...
 What do you do when Grandma doesn't want to talk... • Get her laughing • Ease into it • Make it simple Link to the course http://bit.ly/LRWSYLP 
08:45
December 31, 2018
How to Start Hard Conversations
How to Start Hard Conversations • Start Small • Be present in the moment • Why starting now is the best time • Conversation starters for when it just really sucks that someone we love won't be here soon Link to the first Article on how to work with your family to tell their story http://bit.ly/howtoworkwithyourfamily
14:44
December 14, 2018
Storytelling Online - Using Twitter
Hashtags to check out for Storytelling & Family Stories Inspiration #AncestryHour #LegacyChat #genchat
14:01
December 12, 2018
Makers & telling the stories behind the things we make for those we love
Makers & telling the stories behind the things we make for those we love • Are you a maker? • Do you have a maker in your family? • Do you know the stories behind the pieces that they've made? Link to my free course: https://gael-gilliland.mykajabi.com/p/Work-with-someone-you-love
16:18
November 26, 2018
Legacy Hunt - How to get your kids talking to grandma this holiday season
Legacy Hunt - A storytelling scavenger hunt to get your kids engaged with your family this holiday season Link to the Legacy Hunt :) http://bit.ly/legacyhuntkids *Designed with your Kiddo in mind complete with a Parent Guide* - Give your kiddo something to do - Keep boredom at bay with an interactive activity that gets them talking with grandma. - Include everyone at the table - This activity encourages everyone to get involved and talking together. - Start having better conversations - Give your kids (and family) the chance to have better and more memorable conversations. With a no brainer price tag of $22, it could be the cheapest, yet most profound gift you give this season. Link to the Legacy Hunt :) http://bit.ly/legacyhuntkids
04:50
November 22, 2018
How to Write about Family Traditions
Episode 8: Celebrating Family Traditions • What are traditions? • What are a few of your traditions? • Why are traditions important to families & people in general? Link to the FREE Mini-Course on Working with Someone You Love to help them tell their story http://bit.ly/LRHSYL
16:45
November 9, 2018
Celebrating Family Traditions
Episode 8: Celebrating Family Traditions • What are traditions • What are a few of your traditions • Why are traditions important to families & people in general Get started on your family story here bit.ly/LRHSYL
16:45
November 5, 2018
How to Work with Your Family to Tell Your Family Story
Episode 7: How to Work with Your Family to Tell Your Family Story 1. Starting point - Goals 2. Who will be involved 3. What is the story about Get started on your family story here http://bit.ly/LRHSYL
19:07
November 1, 2018
Why I'm dedicating myself to telling other people's stories
Episode 6: Why I'm dedicating myself to this idea of telling other people's stories • Why am I doing this? • My Personal Grief Story • Change Your Life & the Lives of the People You Help • Human Dignity • Using Technology to Stay Connected Intentionally I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to tell their story whether or not they are perceived as being important historical figures. Link to the course on Storytelling with a Loved One https://gael-gilliland.mykajabi.com/pl/30496
15:45
October 15, 2018
Ten Ways to Up Your Storytelling Game
Episode 10: Ten Ways to Up Your Storytelling Game Tune in to find out just how easy it is to uplevel your storytelling. If you have anything else to add, share it in the comments! This is a #LegacyAfterDark Episode Looking for more ways to work on your storytelling or helping someone else tell their story? Look no further! Go here :) http://bit.ly/LRHSYL
16:48
September 24, 2018
How to tell the story behind crafts, quilts, & more - for Makers, DIYers
Episode 9: Makers & telling the stories behind the things we make for those we love • Are you a maker? • Do you have a maker in your family? • Do you know the stories behind the pieces that they've made? This episode was so much fun to record. I hope you are inspired to start telling the full story of the things you make. Thank you so much for watching this video! If you know someone who you think would benefit from watching it, please share it with them! To start doing more storytelling with me... Check out the Free Facebook Group where we work on telling one page of our story once a week. http://bit.ly/2bZHWR1 Need some 1:1 time? I have a great Mini-course to get you going! Totally Free :) http://bit.ly/LRHSYL
13:23
September 14, 2018
How being aware of and working with my #grief changed my life
*Trigger Warning... Grief and Loss of Loved Ones* Episode 17: How being more aware of my #grief & working with it instead of ignoring it has changed my life This is in observance of #GriefAwarenessDay (which is 8/30) Resources: National Grief Awareness Day (https://www.facebook.com/nationalgriefawarenessday.org/) goodgrief app (https://www.facebook.com/goodgriefapp) Grief Beyond Belief (https://www.facebook.com/faithfreegriefsupport/) #tellyourstory #itmatters #nationalgriefawarenessday #letsmakeitreal
15:06
August 30, 2018
Why you need to preserve letters & how to tell the stories
Episode 5: Letters to loved ones & preserving the past • What to consider when looking at letters • What constitutes as old? • How we think about letters • What stories can the letters tell? Questions for You • When was the last time you wrote a handwritten letter? • When was the last time you received one? Link to the website for more info www.thelegacyrecorder.com * in the audio I say episode 4... it's really 5 smh...
12:59
August 29, 2018
How to Write Your Story Everyday
Episode 4: Everyday Storytelling This episode answers the question... How can we help someone tell their story every day? Link to the Work with Someone You Love Course... https://www.thelegacyrecorder.com/telltheirstory Share your thoughts in the comments!
08:37
August 20, 2018
How to Write Mom's Story - 3 Steps to Get Started
Episode 3: Creating a Loved One's Story - 3 Steps to Get Started 1. Ask Them! - Explain why you want to do this with them 2. Make the Time :) - How much time am I talking about & how to fit it in 3. Your First Session - what to expect and what to do Link to the Work with Someone You Love Course https://www.thelegacyrecorder.com/telltheirstory Let me know if you have any questions!
16:59
August 19, 2018
How to Write Mom's Story: Intergenerational Storytelling
Episode 2: Intergenerational Storytelling... #LegacyAfterDark This video was originally a Facebook Live Topic: Intergenerational Storytelling Link: https://www.thelegacyrecorder.com/telltheirstory Question of the day: Who in your life can you work with right now to have a storytelling conversation? Ok, what the heck do I mean by that & what does it look like... • Ask them a question about their life (a specific memory, something they brought home from a trip etc.) • Take the time to ask how that moment made them feel • Did that moment/thing/person change how they viewed the world or their life? Happy writing! -Gael, The Legacy Lady
15:52
August 18, 2018
Legacy Lives - Episode 1: How to Start Writing Your Story
This was originally a Facebook Live :) Thank you for taking a moment to listen to this podcast! Link to Work with Someone You Love https://www.thelegacyrecorder.com/telltheirstory
07:51
August 18, 2018
Writing The Legacy Recorder Community Guide
A few of my favorite ways to be a better writer... things you can do today :) Also how I wrote The Legacy Recorder Community Guide
08:31
July 24, 2018
Using the Legacy Recorder as a Volunteer
This episode spells out what a Volunteer can expect when they use the Legacy Recorder with others and how it benefits everyone involved. You will hear about the benefits of using the Legacy Recorder process from the perspective of the individual, family, and volunteer.
09:10
June 1, 2018
How to Work with Someone to Tell Their Story: Dealing with Dementia, Alzheimer's, & Memory Loss
How to work with someone to tell their story when they have dementia, Alzheimer’s or another kind of memory loss Sometimes it can be hard to have, what we consider to be, meaningful conversations with somone who is experiencing memory loss. Taking the time to have these conversations with people regardless of their cognitive ability is crucial to their quality of life. The simple act of sitting with someone and really listening to how they are doing is a simple way to make a huge impact.
05:52
May 25, 2018
#LegacyChat is Back!
All about legacychat what it is and when you can hang out and write with me :)
05:37
May 23, 2018
Telling my story - a confession
This episode is all about how I haven't been telling my story :) and how I'm going to change that. Have you been telling your story?
04:58
May 4, 2018
Journaling and Your Favorite Spring Memory
Journaling with the Legacy Recorder (www.thelegacyrecorder.com/journaling) and Your Favorite Spring memory
08:25
May 1, 2018
First Episode of the Legacy Recorder Podcast
Round one :)
02:32
April 30, 2018
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