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Inspired by her parents' courageous and remarkable life experiences, Tracie is devoted to helping individuals and families live with intention and discover meaningful ways to learn from and share their life lessons, wisdom, values, resilience and generosity. With that goal in mind, she authored the programming and resources for Life Reflection Stories, Making a Difference Plans and Reflections & Resilience Journals.

Ms. Ward launched the founding company, Celebrations of Life Services, in 2007 to provide meaningful, accessible and affordable LegacyJourney® programming for everyone.

LivingWisely's technology platform and branding were integrated in 2020 to provide users with a more personal, self-guided and engaging experience while meeting their needs throughout all life stages. Tracie also leveraged her 20-plus prior years as a business consultant to help organizations utilize these innovative solutions to maximize their impact and help transform the lives of those they serve.

Tracie is on a quest to learn from and share her parents’ life lessons and words of wisdom with family, friends and whomever finds them helpful, heartwarming or inspirational. Follow her Live Your Legacy blog post in the News section on this site.
Barry is a leading authority on ethical wills and pioneered their use in hospice, palliative care and other communities over twenty years ago.

He authored the book, Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper, created the programming and resources for Ethical Wills/Legacy Letters, as well as developed several other resources on the topic, which have been featured nationally.

Dr. Baines also brings medical insights and patient experiences to Celebrations of Life's work. He received his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975. He is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Barry continues to serve as a hospice medical director in addition to his role with Celebrations of Life and LivingWisely.

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