Rachael Freed

creator of life legacies, author of "Your Legacy Matters" and trainer of legacy facilitators

Rachael Freed, founder of Life-Legacies, is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and emeritus Marriage and Family Therapist. Author, inspirational lecturer and workshop facilitator, she provides programs applying legacy principles for organizations, families, and individuals experiencing life transitions. Legacy work is explained on her website: Freed is the author of "Your Legacy Matters: a multi-generational guide for writing your ethical will"; "Women’s Lives, Women’s Legacies, Passing Your Beliefs and Blessings to Future Generations"; and "The Legacy Workbook for the Busy Woman". Her writing about Legacy appears regularly on The Huffington Post-GPS for the Soul,, and Freed also writes a free monthly e-mail, Legacy Tips&Tools (subscriptions at Freed has trained cardiac professionals internationally to support cardiac families. Her book and journal, "Heartmates: A Guide for the Partner and Family of the Heart Patient" and "The Heartmates Journal: A Companion for Partners of People with Heart Disease", are the only resources available supporting the emotional and spiritual recovery of families coping with heart disease. For information, visit Her volunteer activities include service in the US Peace Corps for two years in Tunisia. She has read for the Minnesota Society for the Blind for over 18 years. She has served on the Board of The Mpls. Jewish Day School and Temple Israel, Minneapolis, chair and co-chair of Adult Learning, and she presently chairs the Temple Legacy Project. She is the proud grandmother of eight.