Schedule and Services


UPCOMING CLASSES

Guided Autobiography 101 
Wednesday afternoons 11 - 12:30pm

Eight Wednesdays – beginning  – Oct. 31th   11 – 12:30pm
Class will skip Nov21st and Dec.26th and end on Jan.2nd -


Ongoing classes for those who've taken GA101

Mondays,  beginning Oct. 29th  -  2 - 3:30pm   
Wednesdays,  beginning Oct. 31st -  2 - 3:30pm    Fu
Class will skip Nov21st and Dec.26th and end on Jan.2nd -

Classes are held in the parlor at the First Congregational Church in Hendersonville at 1735 Fifth Ave. W; 28739
Class is full at 8 people.  
To register, call Diane at 828 696-9969 or email her at dianerhoades8@bellsouth.net. 
                                                

Diane is available to facilitate workshops on writing life stories.  Exploring and sharing our stories is a means of integrating past with present and fostering health, compassion and joy.  


Additional Services
Editing one on one - sliding scale 
Singles ads, obituaries, interviews  - Let's talk 


Stories of Values and Wisdom - Ethical Wills 
The rise in interest in one’s legacy has led to greater awareness in the traditional idea of writing an Ethical Will. This desire to leave something spiritual and ethical behind is at the heart of our own spiritual growth as we age. A Time to Prepare, by Rabbi Richard Address 

"An ethical will is not an easy thing to write. In doing so, one confronts oneself. One must look inward to see what are the essential truths one has learned in a lifetime, face up to one’s failures, and consider what are the things that really count. Thus an individual learns a great deal about himself or herself when writing an ethical will. If you had time to write just one letter, to whom would it be addressed? What would it say? What would you leave out? Would you chastise and rebuke? Would you thank, forgive, or seek to instruct?
An ethical will is not an easy thing to read. There is a sense of being a voyeur, of eavesdropping on an intimate conversation, of reading a love letter from the beyond. Those who read these documents should do so with reverence and with gratitude. We tread carefully here, and we read with a sense of privilege."   Rabbi Jack Reimer

Ethical Wills can be written at home with promptings and "homework"/editing or recorded as a story with video.