Everyday Legacy

Lessons for Living with Purpose, Right Now

Codi Shewan

What if your legacy isn’t what you leave behind, but something you create, every day of your life?

What if you started acting the way you want to be remembered—right now—and shared your unique gifts with the world? In Everyday Legacy, Codi Shewan inspires readers to redefine how they live and embrace the idea of living—not leaving—a legacy. His message is simple, yet powerful: in each moment, you have the ability to change yourself and those around you, in profound ways.

This book is for anyone who wants to rethink their own legacy and start living it now. Everyday Legacy shares vital lessons for living, informed by Codi Shewan’s experiences as a funeral director who developed a deep understanding of the reality of death. From tales of unexpected friendship as a young volunteer in palliative care to what Shewan learned through his estranged father’s funeral, Everyday Legacy shows us what it means to be deeply human, undeniably mortal—and how to choose a life that matters.


“This book will change the way you live your life. Everyday Legacy is something you can read over and over, and get something new from it every single time. There are so many bits of wisdom that I was constantly highlighting the pages and nodding my head in agreement. Reading it made me reconsider the way I think and make choices, so that I am personally living the legacy I want to leave. Codi Shewan has hit a home run, and I can’t wait to see all the lives he will change with his book. Everyone needs to hear this message, and live by it. It will move you.”

“I put Everyday Legacy down and thought, ‘How on earth did a book that told me to think about my death get me so excited to go out and live?’ But that’s what it did, and that’s why you should read it.”

“A legacy is something you live, not what you leave behind.” So believes Codi Shewan, who spent two decades working in the death-care profession, until in 2014 he leapt from an executive position in corporate funeral services to the entrepreneurial world. As a consultant and speaker, he’s on a mission to redefine “legacy” as something that you personify, each day of your life: you can realize the power of your own positive influence while you’re still here. He is also the founder of From Strangers To Family, an experience which helps people feel connected, in an often disconnected world.

ISBN 978-1-989025-99-4
$19.95 CAD $14.95 USD
Published February 18, 2020
5.5 × 8 176 Pages
Paperback, ebook