Mar 2019 Forum – The Stories We Leave Behind: A Legacy-Based Approach to Dealing with Stuff

Don’t de-clutter your life.  Curate it.  

 

In this month’s SHIFT forum, author Laura Gilbert will be discussion lessons learned in her recent book The Stories We Leave Behind: A Legacy-Based Approach to Dealing with StuffThe Stories We Leave Behind is a legacy-based approach to dealing with our stuff and preserving our stories.

“Even the word ‘decluttering’ can feel like you’ve done something wrong,” Laura Gilbert says. “It makes you think, ‘Oh, I should have dealt with this before.’.  Gilbert wants you to think of it this way: ‘What do I want to embrace?’ ‘What are the things that I want to pull toward me?’ It’s about curating your own life.”

Professional prop masters at theaters or archivists at museums might have 500 things that fit their themes, but only be able to display three,” says Gilbert.

In this evenings presentation, rather than having to consider what items you can live without, you’ll be challenged to ask yourself:

1. How do I want to be remembered?
2. What stories tell that legacy?
3. What stuff highlights those stories?

In the process you’ll learn highlight items that tell a legacy story, identify valuable stuff that may be overlooked, minimize challenging decisions for loved ones, and reclaim space, time, and energy for you.

What stories will you leave behind?

Our Presenter

Laura H. Gilbert lives in Minnesota, where she earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law. While raising four college-bound kids as a single mom, Laura developed a range of creative, successful strategies to make college affordable. Later as a professor and policy analyst, she continued to raise awareness of the options as well as pitfalls of college funding. During this time Laura published four books on higher education: “Back to School for Grownups”, “How to Save $50,000 on College”, “Graduate School on a Budget”, and “Our Plan – A Family-Centered Approach to Paying for College.”   Her latest work, “The Stories We Leave Behind” takes on a new topic: preserving the best stories among our stuff, and in the process maximizing our life today and minimizing final decisions and cleanup for loved ones.

 

Event Information

Monday, March 4, 2019
6:30 pm – Registration, Networking
7:00 pm – Presentation
Mankato State University at Edina
7700 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
Price:
SHIFT Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00

SEATING IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT.

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