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You have a choice. Are you a champ or chump?

You have a choice. Are you a champ or chump?

When I was a sophomore in high school, my girlfriend, Sarah, tried to help me recover from a broken heart by passing me the sweetest note during math class. Between hearts and exclamation points, she encouraged me to move on from my longtime crush - who had chosen a...

My Story Is Not Over

My Story Is Not Over

A big part of what I love about life story writing is that I’m constantly learning more about myself--and not just about my past life, but about who I am at my core. Not every moment is comfortable. There are aspects of my life I avoid writing about because those...

Write Your Own Story, It’s Therapeutic

Write Your Own Story, It’s Therapeutic

If you’re like me, you’ve heard people talk about how therapeutic it can be to write your life stories. Heck, if you’re like me, you’ve told others how therapeutic it can be to write stories based on personal experiences. But does memoir...

If a picture is worth a thousand words then tell me.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then tell me.

Do you have photos stored in boxes, on your phone, and on your computer? And do you keep telling yourself, “I need to put these in albums one of these days?” Well, hold your horses, ‘cause I’ve got a story to share . . .  My mother was meticulous about putting...

Tell Your Story with Your Memories

Tell Your Story with Your Memories

Have you ever tried to share a memory with a family member who had no idea what you were talking about—or had a completely different memory of the same situation? Often women tell me they’d love to write their stories but are afraid to share them for fear that someone...

Hi! I’m Joanna.

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