Praise for Money, Love & Legacy
How little we understand about money and love and how they work together but all too often against each other. Helga Hayse helps us understand much that we ought to know on that score. She writes from the heart and she puts lucidly into prose good, sound and wise advice about the ways for us to begin needed conversations across the generation chasm and the divide that follows all too often from pain, hurt and misunderstandings. She wants, in the best sense, to help others and her book can indeed do just that.
– Host of KQED Forum and author of Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest
"A common sense approach to rethinking personal relationships in the light of not-so-intuitively obvious cognitive science discoveries. Makes you question many of your most cherished beliefs about yourself and others."
Robert Burton, MD
"None of us knows when our time is up. We might live beyond 100 years or die with the next heartbeat. As a former ER physician, I've seen families arrive too late for the conversations presented in this book. In my current role as chaplain for spiritual care, I attend people during their last days of life. I've seen the peace that comes to families who can have the conversations included in this book. Helga Hayse provides a gentle and clear guide to the territory most of us avoid – the conversations of the heart. Physicians, nurses, social workers and anyone who guides families towards open, (loving) and clear communication can gain tremendously from reading this book."
Bruce Feldstein, M.D., Director
– The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Medical Center
"A pathway, guide and instruction book for dealing with two taboo subjects – money and death. Helga shows how families can avoid misunderstandings about these two issues. This book should be mandatory reading for every parent and adult child. It will bring clarity and closure, while teaching all how to manage and deal with money, love and legacy."
–Founder, The Mentor Group
Your book is having quite an impact! We've all read it, my son in LA recommended it to a lawyer in family practice. I had my first meeting with my youngest son & it went exceedingly well - better than I could imagine. You have opened many doors - thank you!
A must read for anyone wanting to understand the relationship between love and money, and how this relationship plays out in our own families. Helga Hayse has provided a blue print for the conversations we must have if we want to live and act consciously and with integrity in reconciling matters of the heart with matters of money, and the legacy we leave as a result. This is the first book of its kind I have seen. It is extremely accessible and practical, but avoids becoming a dry "how to" guidebook because it is glued together by concerns of the heart. I am old enough to have seen the harm caused by families not discussing these important matters before it is too late.
– B Crary