I would consider it an honor and privilege to have Jay by my side when the time comes to reflect on the celebrations and regrets of my life. I have confidence that he would help me articulate my thoughts and feelings and put them in a form that could be cherished by those I care most about.
Jay has a particular aptitude for life review conversations, during which he invites people to share their values, achievements and lessons learned. His ear for specificity as well as the overall picture combine into a thorough, holistic approach.
Jay has the wonderful combination of a sharp mind and a big heart. He is able to quickly identify underlying themes and issues and to explore those issues in a caring and respectful way. He is also a talented writer who is skilled at translating emotional expression into written words.
Jay is a mensch, a man of integrity, dignity and compassion. His breadth of experience and the nature of his soul provide a wonderful foundation for guiding others in the self-reflective work necessary to leave a powerful legacy.
Jay has such a warm and engaging presence, and I was impressed with how gracefully he invited people to share their feelings and experiences. I hadn't thought about writing a legacy letter before but now I will!
Without Jay’s encouragement, sensitivity, and expertise I would never have written this legacy letter. I knew my intention, but Jay helped give it shape and fluidity. It now has the warmth I had hoped for. Thank you, Jay!
Jay's class is wonderful. The way he set it up made everyone feel safe enough to share their stories – and we are learning so much from the sharing. Writing a legacy letter is not easy but this class has really inspired me.