A photograph from sunny Florida

A photograph from sunny Florida

How many of you wish you would have collected family stories from a loved one, but it was too late?   It’s not too late for you!

As many of you know, I have moved to Florida to be closer to my parents.  I will be in Milwaukee for a short visit to lead the fifth annual legacy letter writing workshop sponsored by Froedtert Hospital Foundation and the Small Stones Wellness Center.  If you haven’t attended one of my workshops, here’s your opportunity to learn how to craft an amazing heirloom book about your stories, values and life lessons for a holiday gift.  You can also write a tribute legacy letter book for that special relative or friend.  I encourage you to come and alert others to this life affirming, profoundly spiritual and healing experience.  Life is short, but none of us knows how short.  Now is the time to preserve and share your story and family heritage. Below is more information and registration information.  Please feel free to call me if you want to catch-up or if you have any questions.  I hope to see you on the 12th!  

If you are unable to attend, but you would like to sponsor a workshop in your community – let’s talk.  The legacy letter  lady will travel 🙂  Leah


Craft a Priceless Legacy Letter to Communicate and Preserve the Stories, Wisdom and Beauty of Your Life

 Date: Saturday, 9/12/2014

Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Light meal included)
Location: Froedtert Hospital Clinical Cancer Center Conference Room M
Fee: $25

To register or for more information:

Contact Small Stones Wellness Center


Everyone wants to make a difference in this world, to be understood and to be remembered. What would it be worth to craft an unforgettable keepsake; a gift that will be cherished above all other gifts by you and that special person receiving the gift… A gift of a lifetime…a legacy letter!  An updated 3,500-year-old tradition, a legacy letter conveys your values, stories and wisdom to the next generation as a beautiful letter or book. Younger people can also create a Tribute Legacy Letter, explaining what legacy you received from someone, and many other specialty Legacy Letters suitable for special occasions and circumstances. In fact, a legacy letter can be written by anyone at, at any age and at any time, but often scripted at significant life events such as a birth of a child, or grandchild, graduation or retirement.

Get the tools, tips and support you need to discover and reclaim the legacies of your ancestors, clarify your values, give purpose to your life, and translate your stories and hard-earned life lessons into wisdom, blessings and gratitude to loved ones.  Through writing exercises, memory prompts, and group discussion, this class provides an important opportunity for reflection, illumination and healing and transports you from your past to your future. Creating your Legacy Letter is a great opportunity for self-examination resulting in psychological and spiritual growth and improved physical health.  Come join nationally recognized trainer, gerontologist, professional writer and Founder of Legacy Letters, Leah Dobkin in this life-affirming, profoundly spiritual, fun and satisfying experience.

The class is designed for people of all ages, and no writing experience is necessary!


For more information about Legacy Letters visit www.legacyletter.org