Mediation Advantage Services - February 2020

ESTATE PLANNING WITH HEART

LEAVE SOMETHING YOUR KIDS WILL TREASURE FOREVER

As Polly shared on the cover, the process of writing something down on paper is cathartic. You are able to share your thoughts and process your experiences. That’s why it’s part of our estate planning process. When you create your estate plan with Mediation Advantage Services, in addition to protecting your assets and ensuring they will go to the people you designate, we also encourage you to write a legacy letter. This is a letter to your loved ones that will be included in your will. When Polly first began practicing, she encouraged clients to record a message or write a note to be delivered to their children once they are gone. But few people actually got around to doing it. Everyday tasks and life in general just got in the way.

give you the opportunity to pass on your stories, your voice, and, most of all, your love to your children.

It’s a process born from personal experience. When Polly lost her dad, she found solace in a voicemail he’d left her. She turned to it for comfort and to remember one of the people she loved most. But one day, the voicemail got deleted. Polly wished she had recorded it. She wished even more that she had a message from her dad telling her how much he loved her and how proud of her he was. Due to her difficult experience, she’s making sure our clients’ families never have to go through the same painful ordeal. At Mediation Advantage, we help every client capture and pass on something that’s more valuable than money. Your character, insights, and stories are recorded and connected to your plan. Through our unique legacy process, you can give your loved ones the most precious gift of all — a lasting expression of your love.

So we built it into our planning process. Instead of getting to it “someday,” we help our clients record their legacy now. We

VEGAN BANANA PANCAKES

YOUR 30-DAY CHALLENGE 10 MINUTES A DAY, 21 DAYS OF JOURNALING

As I’ve shared throughout this newsletter, there is immense healing power in journaling. So this month, I’m challenging you to journal for 10 minutes a day for 21 days. Specifically, focus your writing on what you’re grateful for.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. 2. In a separate bowl, whisk bananas, soy milk, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla together. 3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir. Don’t overmix. Lumps are okay. 4. Spray a heated pancake griddle with cooking spray, and scoop 1/4 cup of the mixture onto the griddle. Repeat until the griddle is filled. 5. After 3 minutes or when bubbles appear, flip each pancake. 6. After each pancake has risen to double its initial height, remove from griddle. Repeat as necessary until batter is gone. 7. Serve with your favorite toppings! 3 (508) 795-1557

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1 1/2 cups flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder

Good luck, and please share your experience!

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1/2 tsp salt

2 extra ripe bananas, mashed

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1 cup soy milk

2 tbsp maple syrup 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Cooking spray

Inspired by My Darling Vegan

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