Digital Legacy

EP 37 - Qeepr - Ensuring A Loved One's Legacy Lives On(line) Forever.

EP 37 - Qeepr - Ensuring A Loved One's Legacy Lives On(line) Forever.

Qeepr - Ensuring A Loved One's Legacy Lives On(line) Forever.

The Qeepr Team has created an interactive story-telling platform that allows you to fill in the “dash” of your life or a loved one with memories, messages, photos, smiles and laughter. You now have the ability to become a Qeepr to preserve and share the legacy of your predecessors. Qeepr is a social media site dedicated to memorialising the lives of the departed with the aid of modern technology.

EP 36 - Apart of Me - A Safe Virtual Place To Help Families Through Grief

EP 36 - Apart of Me - A Safe Virtual Place To Help Families Through Grief

Bounce Works have created an interactive game to help families cope with life limiting illness, death and grief. Apart of Me is a safe virtual space that helps families find their way through grief. Apart of Me is based on the research that shows talking with children openly and honestly but in an age-sensitive way about death and dying can prevent them from developing entrenched, complex feelings around their loss. Apart of Me helps families by developing emotional literacy and wisdom around death. It helps by curating a secure digital memory box of your loved one. Also, it helps by finding and connecting with other people in similar situations, a way to not feel alone in a difficult situation. In its prototype form, Apart of Me is launching its next phase through an IndieGoGo launch.

EP35 - Live - Prepare - Remember with Memorialize Me

EP35 - Live - Prepare - Remember with Memorialize Me

Live - Prepare - Remember with Memorialize Me

We have all been touched by the passing of someone we care about deeply. These experiences have highlighted how difficult and painful this can be for those left to mourn and grieve. Memorialize Me aims to help our users better prepare themselves and their loved ones for their inevitable passing. You can use MemorializeMe on your computer or download the free iPhone app to use your account wherever you are. Memorialize Me also provides a wealth of in depth, timely, and relevant death care related information to their user community. They provide applications, tools and reference materials to those in need of death care related services.

EP29 - How To Write An Online Obituary with Melissa Jayne Kinsey

EP29 - How To Write An Online Obituary with Melissa Jayne Kinsey

Who Says a Good Obituary Has to Be Dull?

 The traditional obituary is a gloomy collection of dry facts and chilly clichés. The internet has swept away space restrictions and made newspaper deadlines irrelevant. Social media has encouraged us to swap stories and celebrate our loved ones’ lives. Why should today’s tributes rely on the same dull script we followed 30 years ago? It’s time for the old-school obituary to slip into something more contemporary.

How To Write An Online Obituary is a new book just published by Melissa Jayne Kinsey. In the book she shows step by step how to write a fresh, original tribute and create a memorable virtual memorial featuring photos, videos, and music. 

EP27 - How To Preserve Your Unique Life Story with TSOLife

EP27 - How To Preserve Your Unique Life Story with TSOLife

An Interview with David Sawyer Founder & CEO of TSOLIFE

TSOLife focuses on creating innovative ways to preserve a legacy and pass down life stories for future generations. Our mission is that no grandchild should have to wonder what their grandparent was like. Our unique solutions create the most personalised way to pass down personal stories that families will share and cherish for generations.

EP26 - This Is What 106 Funerals Taught Me About Life & Digital Legacy Lesson #4

EP26 - This Is What 106 Funerals Taught Me About Life & Digital Legacy Lesson #4

A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND DAYS

Look at an old photograph. 
A frozen moment in time.
A time that lives again. 
They live again.

They say a picture paints a thousand words. I say they paint a thousand days. The people in the photograph, though they may no longer be alive, live as you look into their faces. You see their smiles; you can hear in your mind the way they laughed one more time. You can relive that day, that moment, that minute as though they were still here and time had stood still. A thousand days in one image.

EP25 - This Is Lesson Three of What I Learned From 106 Funerals About Life & Digital Legacy

EP25 - This Is Lesson Three of What I Learned From 106 Funerals About Life & Digital Legacy
“Western funerals: black hearses, and black horses, and fast-fading flowers. Why should black be the colour of death? Why not the colours of a sunset?

— Daniele Varè, The Maker of Heavenly Trousers

"Talking about sex will not get you pregnant, neither will talking about a funeral kill you."

Said Gail Rubin, founder of A Good Goodbye

She is right. From my experience, people rarely speak of death. In 106 funerals conducted in the last six months, only a handful of families knew the wishes of their loved one. When they did, it made such a difference. It does not matter how old you are, plan your funeral. 

EP24 - This Is Lesson Two of What I Learned From 106 Funerals About Life & Digital Legacy

EP24 - This Is Lesson Two of What I Learned From 106 Funerals About Life & Digital Legacy

Lesson Two - Life Is Short

We cannot judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes;
We must judge it by the way
it touches and lifts our souls.
Sometimes those unfinished
are among the most beautiful.

In the last six months, I have written 106 funeral services. Wrapped up in the mystery of those unwelcome days, are four valuable lessons I have learned. Lessons about life and how you can leave a digital legacy for your family. This is lesson two.