The Most Precious Gift for Families This Father's Day

Santa Monica, CA (PressExposure) June 23, 2009 -- On Father’s Day (21st June), Dad’s will discover the greatest gift they can leave for their loved ones. Although typically a day for gifting the men in our life, author of new book "Your Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in Goodbye" suggests this is the perfect time for Dad’s to think about their children, wives, partners or families and what they can leave them in the event that the “worst” should happen.

“With one child losing a parent to death every few minutes in the United States, it’s a wonder that as parents, we don’t do more to prepare for the worst,” says Author and Award-Winning Grief Expert, Gemini Adams, MNFSH. After losing her own Mom to cancer at a young age, Gemini wished she’d left her something more meaningful than money, so she started an online survey asking:

“What would you prefer if one of your parents died: to inherit their wealth, or a letter saying how much they loved you?”

Over 90% expressed a wish for the loving letter.

Inspired by these results and the insights gained from her loss, Gemini wrote ‘Your Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in Goodbye’ to teach people how to parent by proxy by leaving precious gifts that their loved ones will treasure forever. Gemini explains that while writing a Will and taking care of Financial Assets is essential, both for legal and practical purposes, it won’t minimize the inevitable suffering of surviving family, or provide them with the ongoing support they’ll need. In the book, Dad’s will discover the value of their Emotional Assets: the stories, lessons, values, image, voice and love that makes them who we are, and how by sharing these they can capture their real “wealth”— leaving a lasting and loving impression.

For more information, visit:


"The message of this wonderful book is loud and clear. Don t wait! Make sure you leave your children of all ages the legacy of clear, loving communication from you."

Russell Friedman, Co-founder of The Grief Recovery Institute and co-author of The Grief Recovery Handbook.

"I'd never realized that it could be fun, exciting even, to consider what to leave my family after I die. Clever, timely and important, this book will enrich the heart and home of everyone who has lost or loved."

Dr. Gloria Horsley Ph.D., National Boardmember of Compassionate Friends

"This heartfelt treasure should be in the hands of every parent,grandparent, husband or wife who wants to leave something more meaningful than money behind."

Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT, Executive Director, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families

EDITORS NOTES: Title: Your Legacy Of Love Subtitle: Realize the Gift in Goodbye Release Date: 21st June 2009 ISBN: 978-0615193755 Format: Paperback/Perfect Bound (266 pp) Classification: Self-Help/Parenting/Death & Dying RRP: $14.99 US / $16.99 CAN Publisher: Live Consciously Publishing Website:

The author draws on The Allianz American Legacies Study. A ground-breaking piece of research that was commissioned by the Allianz Life Insurance Company and AgeWave to assess the preferences of 2,670 baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) and their elderly parents, regarding the practical issues of legacies. This national survey found that for the overwhelming majority, a non-financial leave behinds was ten times more important than the financial aspects of a legacy, highlighting the fact that an inheritance focuses primarily on the money, while a true legacy also includes memories, lessons and values you share with children over a lifetime.

Contact: Rebecca Turk (310.663.0595) Review copies, national author interviews and press kits available on request.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Award-winning British Grief Expert and Author, Gemini Adams, trained with CRUSE— the UK’s leading bereavement care organization, where she met with, and interviewed hundreds of survivors, discovering that the desire for continuing bonds — a tangible way to connect with the love of someone we have lost — is, in fact, shared by everyone. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship to continue her research interviewing directors of leading hospices, palliative care, and bereavement organizations across the United States. A member of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers she is also a contributing expert panelist to and Her first book, ‘The Top 100 Recipes for Happy Kids, which she co-wrote with nutritionist Charlotte Watts, Dip. ION was published by Duncan Baird 2008.

Contact: Rebecca Turk (310.663.0595) Review copies, national author interviews and press kits available on request.

Press Release Distribution By PressReleasePoint

About Live Consciously Publishing

Press Contact:
Rebecca Turk
Live Consciously Publishing
1422, 19th Street, Unit E
Santa Monica, CA, 90404

Press Release Source:

Press Release Submitted On: June 23, 2009 at 5:42 am
This article has been viewed 3802 time(s).