Physical and Emotional Health Benefits
- Cully, J.A.; LaVoie, D.; Gfeller, J.D. (2001). “Reminiscence, personality, and psychological functioning in older adults”. The Gerontologist 4 (1): 89–95. 10.1093/geront/41.1.89 ↗.
- Cancer Support Team at Pennsylvania Hospital (August 2020) – Abramson Cancer Center – Focus on Cancer Blog – Legacy Writing ↗
- Frankl, V. Man’s Search for Meaning. Boston Beacon Press: Houston Peak Press, 1987.
- Gessert, Baines, Kurros, Clark, Haller. Ethical Wills and Suffering in Patients with Cancer: A Pilot Study. J Palliat Med. 2004 Aug;7(4):517-26
- McNees, Pat. The Beneficial Effects of Life Story and Legacy Activities , Geriatric Care Management Journal, Spring 2009.
- Pennebaker, J., Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions. New York: Guilford Press, 1997.
- Sobel (MD), D. & R. Ornstein. The Healthy Mind Healthy Body Handbook. New York: Patient Education Media, Inc., 1996.
- Weil, Andrew, MD. Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being, Knopf, 2005
Legacy Letter/Ethical Wills generally
- Carrie Friedman. My Dad Created An ‘Ethical Will.’ Here’s What That Means And Why You May Want One Too. ↗. HuffPost, June 22, 2020
- Alina Tugend. Pass Along Life Lessons With an Ethical Will ↗. Kiplingers, June 9, 2020
- Writing an Ethical Will ↗. AARP – Caregiving Resource Center, October 25, 2010
- Wisdom of Generations: a pilot Study of the values transmitted in Ethical Wills of nursing home residents and student volunteers ↗. ABPP, Research Institute on Aging, Charles E. Smith Life Communities, August 2009
- Baines, Barry K., Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper, Perseus Publishing, 2002.
- Edelman, Marion Wright. The Measure of our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours. HarperCollins, 1993.
- Flashman, M. R., Flashman, L., Noble, S., Quick. Ethical Wills: Passing on Treasures of the Heart ↗. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issue 3.3, December 1998.
- Freed, Rachael. Your Legacy Matters, Minerva Press, 2013.
- Kline, Jo. So Grows the Tree, Murphy Publishing LLC, 2010.
- Riemer, J., Stampfer, N., So That Your Values Live On: Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them. Jewish Lights Publishing, 1991.
- Turnbull, Susan. The Wealth of Your Life, Benedict Press, 3rd edition, 2012
- http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/01/your-money/the-ethical-will-an-ancient-concept-is-revamped-for-the-tech-age.html?mwrsm=Email&_r=0 ↗
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-t-miller/ethical-wills-how-to_b_1623391.html ↗
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachael-freed/legacy-writing-a-tool-to-_b_7494994.html ↗