About Edna

“Like beads strung along a thread, the events of our lives contain meaning for us.”

–Manuela Dunn Mascetti and Priya Hemenway, quoted in Women’s Lives, Women’s Legacies by Rachael Freed
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Edna C. Groves, M.S.

Edna C. GrovesEdna C. Groves is the founder of Words That Endure®, Naperville, Illinois, a firm offering guidance in the writing of personal life stories. Edna received an M.S. in Counseling Psychology in 1975, and was a psychotherapist for 22 years, working with individuals and couples.

Since the mid-1970’s she has also worked as a workshop facilitator, retreat leader, and speaker. She is a Nationally Certified Facilitator of Life–Legacies Circles™, a member of the Sage-ing® Guild, and the Association of Personal Historians. Edna is certified by the Birren Center for Autobiography & Life Review as a Guided Autobiography instructor. Her articles have been published in numerous newsletters, and her essay, “Finding Home,” was published in 2000 in the anthology Our Turn, Our Time: Women Truly Coming of Age. Her essay, “Embracing My Name,” was published in 2011 in Red Silk: a Red Tent Anthology.

In addition to her work as a professional woman, Edna C. Groves is also wife, mother, grandmother, friend, dog-lover, life-long learner, and woman of heart. Her greatest joy at this time in her life, besides following her grandchildren’s exploits, is to capture stories—her own and those of others.