Schedule and Services


UPCOMING CLASSES

GA 101 Wednesdays 
January 10 - February 28th  11 - 12:30pm

Ongoing classes for those who've taken GA101
Mondays, January 8 - February 26th  2 - 3:30pm
Mondays, January 8 - February 26th  7 - 8:30 pm NEW TIME
Wednesdays, January 10 - February 28th  2 - 3:30pm

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

Diane is available to facilitate groups to explore life stories as a means of integrating past with present, fostering a deeper level of health, compassion and joy.  

She has presented Spiritual Autobiography classes in churches and worked with young people and the homeless.  

She and her video assistant, Henry Felt filmed the interviews for SafeLight in Hendersonville.

Additional Services
Editing one on one - $30 an hour
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.