A Company With Purpose

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.

Tracie is also on a quest to help nonprofit and service organizations maximize their impact and transform the lives of those they serve. She leverages 20-plus years as a business consultant developing sustainable growth strategies and core competencies to help each organization meet the unique challenges of today and ensure a successful future. LivingWisely's innovative service, donor and volunteer-centric solutions are designed specifically for organizations like yours.

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

She rebranded the company in 2020 as LivingWisely and added an interactive technology platform to bring these important services to organizations while providing users with a more personal, self-guided and engaging experience throughout all life stages.
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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