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January 24, 2016

LEGACIES OF THE HEART by Meg Newhouse, Ph.D.

Meg Newhouse, Ph.D.

(from Amazon)

“Poetic and pragmatic...a joy to read...a blueprint for making the most of our time on earth.” —Marc Freedman, Founder/CEO,, author, The Big Shift “Has fundamentally changed my understanding of legacy.” —Fred Mandell, CEO of the Global Institute for the Arts and Leadership “An unforgettable source of guidance for the legacy work that we each must do…” —Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., Retired Vice President, AARP What legacies have you received and what will you pass on, to leave the world a little better than you found it? In Legacies of the Heart, Meg Newhouse provides an unconventional compass to discover and shape your legacies. She guides us to a more conscious and heart-centered imprinting of our legacies on the memories and values of those we touch and in the material records we leave behind. While a remarkably rich resource, Legacies is not the typical how-to book. Much of its appeal lies in the illustrative personal stories Newhouse tells, her own as well as those of friends, clients, workshop participants, and people in the media. Through her invitation to reflect on these stories, she takes readers on a journey of transformational importance, not only for one generation but also for the generations that follow.

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: EBook Bakery (October 26, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938517512
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938517518
Margaret (Meg) Newhouse, Ph.D., MAT, CPCC, Principal, Passion & Purpose LifeCrafting, independent educator, career and life coach, consultant, and author. In both her professional and personal life, Meg Newhouse has sought to call out “passion and purpose” in her students, coaching clients, and even friends/colleagues. For the past 20+ years she has worked with people in midlife and beyond to craft fulfilling and contributing lives; her interest and work in legacy evolved naturally over the past several years. In 2002 she founded and co-led the Life Planning Network, a national community of professionals committed to a holistic model for helping people thrive in the second half of life; more recently she has been engaged with the Conscious Elders Network from its early stages. Meg has helped plan five Positive Aging conferences and has written three how-to books, as well as co-edited LPN’s Live Smart After 50. Meg has many other passions––foremost, her family (including grandchildren) and friends, but also including music (as a serious amateur flutist), yoga, nature, public policy, all kinds of learning and personal/spiritual growth. She lives in the Boston area with her husband of 47 years. 

This book goes deep into what a person learns from his experiences and how they can give that learning experience to others.  What one person sees one way, another person will interpret in a different way.  Doesn't mean one is right or one is wrong. It just means that you can learn from the experiences of others. Ms. Newhouse doesn't divert from the bad and difficult parts of a person's life. It is a seed that grows and what we take from that seed is what we pass down to others.  Not necessarily all good or all bad. Sometimes some of the bad we pass on is a learning experience for others to do better and not make the same mistakes.
The book will help to motivate and give the inspiration to live a good life and pass on what is in our heart and mind, so others can benefit from it. The world isn't an easy place, but then, no one said it would be.  It's what we do with what we're given and what we pass on that matters. This book would make a good reference and helpful reminder on our lives and what we make of them, what we give to others.  A must for your reading shelf.

 I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


1 comment:

Meg Newhouse said...

I'm so glad to know about your blog and grateful for your sensitive and positive review. Meg Newhouse