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Andrea Driessen spoke about Gracenotes 
at TEDxSeattle in November, 2019.

Gracenotes are eulogies for the living

 

They express our most affirming thoughts about anyone we care about. And they ensure others know they matter—at any age.

Giving and receiving Gracenotes lessens the pain of grief and regret, as well as boosts happiness and a sense of belonging, wellbeing, and resiliency—for both the giver and the receiver—in an unforgettable experience that can last a lifetime.

Writing them has profound, positive impacts on your family, your friends, and even on yourself.

Like musical grace notes, they make something beautiful even better.

As we seek to find and further what is real in an increasingly fake world; as we better understand the importance and power of feeling gratitude; as we tap into the power of appreciation; and as we aim to live and die with more intention…Gracenotes help acknowledge that we are all dying to matter—before we’re gone.

 

 

Creator of Gracenotes

Andrea Driessen has dedicated her career to helping companies, nonprofits, and teams become more communicative, effective, and capable. So it’s no wonder that as a hospice volunteer with Providence of Seattle, she understands the profound power of open and caring communication between those who are dying and their loved ones, along with the importance of recognition, reward, appreciation, and productivity in the business world.

Through her interactions with people who are dying—and those who are very much alive—she has developed this powerful, actionable tool. And has witnessed the life-changing effects this straightforward exercise has on anyone.

 

Andrea delivered a TEDxSeattle Talk on Gracenotes in 2019. 

To explore interactive, actionable workshops on Gracenotes for the workplace, click here.

 
 

© 2020 Andrea Driessen.
All rights reserved.

Photo Credits: TEDxSeattle & headshot by Gudmundur Ibsen

“Love” by Theo Crazzolara on Flickr creative commons license

Magic markers copyright jorge riviera reyes on Flickr creative commons license

Pen on paper by Jonathan Reyes on Flickr creative commons license

“Dear Matt” letter copyright bell and jeff on Flickr creative commons license

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