The Holidays are a time for family. John and I are pleased to share with you the story of Mary Eble, a social worker in California, who is pursuing her passion for bringing families together.
When I first spoke with Mary, she told me about her vision for Heritage Stories, and how helping families connect is her driving motivation. Mary’s story is perfectly suited for Christmas. She has just released an E-book entitled The 12 Gifts, and it is her gift to all of us. The 12 Gifts is a treasure trove of suggestions for strengthening the bond between family and friends. It offers ideas for thoughtful gifts and mementos that can be shared among family, and passed down to future generations.
Mary told me that we all have a basic human need to connect and be social. She feels that for her, personally, understanding her history helps to ground her.
Her insightful blog, www.Heritage-Stories.com is dedicated to helping families re-connect, and keeping that connection strong. She offers advice, links to beneficial sites and stories that others have shared. It’s a fun and informative site, whether you’re just starting your journey of tracking your family’s history, or you’re already well on your way to a fully filled-in family tree.
As we celebrate with our loved-ones, remember this should be a holiday season of “connection not consumption”.
Happy Holidays from CCB!