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Why Ethical Wills Are Important
From Rebecca Skinner
Celebrants & Celebrations Network Australia & CCN Inc Member
'Ethical Wills' are a Jewish tradition and the Hebrew Bible first described them 3,000 years ago (Genesis Ch.49).
Ethical Wills, which are not legal documents, can be either the life story of a person, the lessons they have learnt and wish to pass on or even their dreams and wishes for family members.
The benefits of writing an Ethical Will include lessening of depression and raising of self esteem while physical benefits of recalling one's life include four separate boosts to the immune system.
For family members it gives an important sense of belonging.Combining the reading of an Ethical Will or the publication of a life story with a ceremony can be a wonderful way to getting friends and family together to celebrate the life of an elderly person.
For more information on Ethical Wills go to www.ethicalwill.com and for help in having your life story written go to www.yourlifestorywritten.com