Turn Your Memories into Meaningful Stories
Live online sessions to guide you to write stories that will be cherished for generations
You want to write your stories, but something is getting in the way.
You’ve thought about writing your life stories. Perhaps your kids or grandkids have asked you to. In those moments, you felt eager, convinced your experiences could impact those who come after you.
Yet when you actually sit to write, that empty page glares back. You recall meaningful memories and pivotal moments big and small. But transcribing the bare details leaves you hollow. You question what makes your version unique. How do you put into words what these memories mean to you? And would anyone else really find them interesting?
As you try to write down the big moments that made you who you are, that inner voice pops up listing everything else you could be doing. And when you finally get writing, it hovers like a critical editor slashing up the words you’ve written with red ink.
Doubt seeps in. Is this simply self-indulgent? Are your most vulnerable stories too personal to slog through? Maybe it’d be easier to leave your life lessons unwritten.
Writing all alone can make those doubtful thoughts louder.
But a whisper within compels you to try. You’re not ready to give up…
There is another way.
In our life story writing course, we offer a supportive framework that helps transform writing from a daunting solitary chore into a fulfilling creative journey. Through guided visualizations and reflective journaling exercises, we stimulate your memories and nourish your motivation to write.
Our unique process gives you new eyes to view your life’s journey, helping you recognize the fascinating stories woven into everyday moments. We provide tools to organize your thoughts, along with gentle guidance in curating the tales most meaningful to you. With the critic tamed, you regain the confidence to write your stories your way.
We help you find your story
Journey to Legacy’s Life Story Writing program is designed to motivate and inspire you to write, to help you find your stories and share them in a way that others will appreciate. Rather than staring at a blank page not knowing where to start, you will be supported with…
4 live 1-hour teaching sessions.
- 2 live Q&A calls.
A step-by-step framework to help you write meaningful stories.
One-year subscription to our proprietary online life story-writing software.
Hundreds of thought-provoking writing prompts with deeper questions to help you explore the important moments and memories that shape who you are today.
A private community of life story writers, for shared learning, affirmation and inspiration.
A bound copy of your selected stories.
- One year access to recordings of the live sessions.
If you’re ready to turn your memories into meaningful stories…next class starts in April 3, 2024
Watch this short video to see just how EASY it is to write your memorable life story
“Once I started writing, I couldn’t stop. I wrote every spare moment I got. If I hadn’t had the prompts, I wouldn’t have stuck with it, and maybe that’s why I never started before. The program supports you in getting started and sustaining what you started.”
“The organized format helped me organize my thoughts and release my procrastination.”
“Journey to Legacy opened a door for me. I found the writer in me. I loved exploring that part of myself, and putting the time into exploring the stories of my past.”
“I thought I was taking this program to leave writings, my stories, to my children and grandchildren. But as the process started, I realized it was more for me, that I was having a life review. I was so proud of all of the things I’d done, things I had forgotten and pushed away. It does matter. In reviewing my life, as I wrote these stories, I realized how important it was to put respect, honor and value on all of the things I’ve done in my life.”
“What most exceeded my expectations were the focus, motivation and direction provided by your instructional session and the writing prompts.”
Why You’ll Love Our Intuitive Writing Software Platform
OVERVIEW OF KEY FEATURES
Safe, Secure & Private
With your own login credentials, only you have access to your stories until you are ready to share
Thought and Memory-Provoking Prompts
We go way beyond generic and provide hundreds of thoughtful prompts to guide you to the memories and moments that shaped your life
Introspective Questions that Take You Deeper
Our prompts are just the beginning. We take you deeper into your experiences by asking questions that help you find the lessons, blessings and wisdom
Write, Edit & Collect Your Stories with Ease
Everything you need in one place that’s organized, easy on the eyes and simple to use for writing, editing and collecting your personal life stories
Drag and Drop Story Organizer
One of our customers’ favorite features is our story organizer that lets you easily arrange your stories in the order you want
Automated Table of Contents
With a simple click of your mouse, a Table of Contents is automatically created
From image placement, text wrapping, and font style and size, you have complete creative control
Create Your Own Cover Designs
Choose one of our designs or create your own cover design using a free, easy to use tool
Video Tutorials for Quick Reference
Short and easy to follow tutorials that walk you through how to use all of the features
Technical Support via Email
We’re here for you if you encounter a technical issue – simply email us and we respond within 24 hours
One Year Subscription to Writing Software Included
You’ll have a full year to use our customized, online writing tools and software to write your stories.
Here’s what makes our platform better:
- Designed specifically for life story writing
- Accessible online from your desktop or laptop with internet connection
- Easy to use even if you have very little tech experiences
Intuitive design that makes it simple to navigate
- Write, edit, organize, design and share all from one platform
- Fully customizable from font and layout to photo placement and cover selection
- Option to download your Legacy Journal as eBook or have it printed and bound
- Ability to create and share selected stories with different people in your life
- Simple to share your stories via email right from our platform
ONLY $297. Includes a One-Year Subscription to Our Life Story Writing Software
Hi, I’m Joanna
Hi, I’m Joanna, and I’m glad you’re here
I believe life review and life story writing is the path to self-acceptance, fully embracing who we are and stepping into who we want to be as we move forward.
I also believe we have an immense responsibility and a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the world by sharing the lessons we’ve learned, the discoveries we’ve made and the wisdom we’ve gained from our unique life experiences. As holders of the stories from the generations that came before us, it’s up to us to ensure that they are remembered for generations to come.
Through our stories, we make history come alive in a whole new way by sharing the experiences that shaped our lives and the historical and cultural context in which they took place. It is through Life Story writing that we inspire hope, foster resilience and impart wisdom that honors the life we’ve lived and the lives we’ll touch by leaving a legacy.
Using my experience as a counselor, intuitive coach, international speaker and facilitator of multiple successful self-empowerment programs, I guide you through a step-by-step process that turns your life experiences into a unique life story you are proud of and eager to share with your loved ones.
Your Life. Your Story. Your Legacy.
You hold the power to make peace with the past and honor the moments that shaped who you are today. When you look back, you find richer meaning and a greater appreciation for your unique experiences that culminates in a deep sense of pride and renewed purpose that reinvigorates excitement for the years ahead.
Is This Right for You?
Now is the time to write and share your life story and I’d be honored to be your guide.
Life story writing is the catalyst for recovering key moments in your life that deserve to be honored, celebrated and remembered. As such, writing about your life requires vulnerability, courage and a willingness to look back on your life with a fresh perspective.
This intuitive writing software platform is perfect for you if:
- You are naturally self-motivated
You have been on personal development journey for years
- You believe writing is a transformative tool for greater self-awareness, self-healing and self-discovery
- You’re ready to be honest about how you feel about your life and your experiences
- You flourish with structure
- You find technology challenging and need easy to use tools
- You enjoy technology especially when it supports your creativity
If you’ve tried to write in the past but kept getting stuck in technical stuff or had trouble finding inspiration, our intuitive life story writing software is the perfect fit for you.
Not sure this is right for you? Contact us with your questions.
If you are looking for a framework that guides you step-by-step through writing your unique life story, you can compare features of our Life Review and Memoir courses here.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Join Anytime?
Yes! As soon as you sign up, you’ll get instant access to the online writing platform and then you’ll be able to join our ongoing live sessions when they occur or watch the replays if you can’t make it. You will have access to the writing platform for one year as of the day you register.
What will I need to participate in the live calls?
- Private, quiet and comfortable space
- Good WiFi access
- Journal or paper and pen
- Earphones, if you need them
What do I need in order to use the writing platform?
The writing platform works best on laptop or desktop computers that run Mac OS, Linux or Windows and use Chrome as the browser.
What if I Can't Make the Live Calls?
All of the calls are recorded, so if you can’t make one, you’ll have access to the replay within 48 hours.
Am I just getting a bunch of general writing prompts?
No. Our thought and memory-provoking prompts are offered in all of our programs Our prompts and introspective questions take you deeper into your memories and experiences where revelations, breakthroughs and healing take place.
What type of computer do I need to do this?
Our life-story writing software works on laptop or desktop computers that run Mac OS, Linux or Windows. You can attend our online class sessions using a tablet, smartphone or Chromebook, you’ll need to use a laptop or desktop computers that run Mac OS, Linux or Windows to use the customized writing software.
How does this program differ from Storyworth?
While both Journey to Legacy and Storyworth offer you a writing platform, writing prompts and a bound book, Journey to Legacy offers guidance through the courses and by including what we call “deeper questions” with every writing prompt. These guide you toward a more introspective, retrospective approach as you write your stories. This helps make your stories more compelling and meaningful to both you and those who will read them.
What if I can’t remember much from my past?
That’s a common concern and we understand why. The coaching and prompts we provide are delivered in a way that jogs your memory and helps you explore the past in a gentle, safe way.
Do I have to be a good writer?
You do not have to be an experienced writer or worry about getting it right when it comes to punctuation, spelling or grammar. The prompts, guided visualizations and workbook make it simple and inspire you to write. Our intuitive writing software makes it easy to title, edit and organize your stories for a cohesive and Legacy Journal you can download, share via email or have *printed and bound.
How much of my time will this take?
Each weekly, live session is one hour. The Q&A sessions will be 30-60 minutes and will occur during the 2nd and 4th week of the course.
What if I don’t think I have anything worthy or exciting to write about?
What happens if I get stuck after I sign up?
We also offer support via email and do our best to respond within 24 hours.
What if I’m not sure anyone will read my life story?
What if I’m worried others will judge me once they read what I’ve been through?
What if my past is too painful?
As a counselor and intuitive coach, I know how difficult it is to experience and recall painful memories. If you need more personal guidance, support and coaching to help you feel safe in revisiting the past, I recommend joining our Memoir writing group where you receive private coaching included in the program. Although I will gently guide you, I do not push or pressure you to go beyond what is comfortable or feels right for you. I’ll help you make peace with some of the most challenging moments of your past and celebrate your strength and ability to rise above. You’ll also have a safe and compassionate community of other life story writers to lean on throughout this 6-month journey.
What should I consider when choosing among the different programs?
Being honest about what you need to be successful is critical. If you’re ready to write stories to share with loved ones and just need help with the writing tools, our Life Story Writing 4-week course may be the best option for you. If you want to take a deeper dive in reflecting on your life, whether it be to uncover meaningful stories to share or to understand where you’ve been as a guide to where you’re going, our Life Review course is the right fit. And if you want to do both a deeper dive into your past to help you write your memoir plus be inspired by an intimate community of other writers where you share and connect through your stories, the Memoir course is perfect for you. If you are unclear of which option is right for you, feel free to schedule a no-obligation appointment and we’ll help you find the best fit.
How long will I have access to this course and writing software?
You’ll have access to our intuitive writing software for one year from the day your course begins. You can renew your subscription to our writing software on a monthly or annual basis for a nominal annual fee.
What is your refund policy?
We offer a 15-day money-back guarantee.
What if I’m not ready but want to learn more about how this process works?
We recommend downloading our free Life Story Writing Starter Kit so you get a feel of what’s involved and the process of life story writing. You can also schedule a call to ask any questions you have.