Crafting Your Life Story

A 6-Week Virtual Journey of Self-Discovery and Legacy

Want to Share Your Life Experiences in a Meaningful Way?

Our Life Story Writing Program Can Show You How!

In just 6 weeks,  you will:

✓ Discover the hidden gems within your life experiences and transform them into a powerful legacy

✓ Gain the tools, support, and guidance to overcome obstacles and finally write the life story you’ve been yearning to tell

✓ Learn proven techniques for identifying and structuring your most meaningful moments

✓ Develop greater self-awareness, compassion, and appreciation for your unique journey

✓ Benefit from an experienced instructor’s guidance in a supportive, interactive environment

✓ Acquire strategies for writing with honesty, authenticity, and sensitivity

✓Explore the transformative power of life story writing for personal growth and healing

BONUS: In addition to our 6-week live course, receive ONE YEAR access to our user-friendly Life Story Writing Software. This intuitive online platform empowers you to write, edit, organize, design, and share your life stories with ease, all in one place.

PLUS: A beautifully bound copy of your selected life stories.

Welcome!  I’m Joanna Klein and I’m thrilled to be your guide on this transformative journey of self-discovery and life story writing.

For over 40 years, I’ve helped countless people explore their unique experiences and transform them into powerful stories. I’ve seen firsthand how life story writing can deepen self-understanding, strengthen connections, and create a lasting legacy.

In this immersive 6-week course, I’ll provide a safe, supportive space for you to uncover and give voice to the most significant chapters of your story.Using a blend of proven writing techniques, reflective exercises, and group coaching, we’ll navigate the terrain of your memories and experiences to mine the gold within.

No matter your writing experience, I believe everyone has a story worth telling. I’m here to help you find the courage, clarity and skill to bring yours to life on the page.

If you’re ready to rediscover the defining moments that have shaped you and leave a legacy of wisdom, I invite you to join me. Together, let’s celebrate the power of your story and the profound impact it can have on yourself and others.

Let’s Embark on This Journey Together!

This Comprehensive Program Includes:

4 Live 90-Minute Interactive Writing and Instructional Sessions 

2 Live 90-Minute Q&A/Story Sharing and Coaching Session

Replays to All Live Sessions

Guided Exercises and Prompts to Help You Uncover Your Most Meaningful Moments

One Year Access to our Life Story Writing Software to Simplify the Writing Process

Tips, Inspiration & Encouragement Direct to Your Inbox

A Beautifully Bound Book of Your Selected Stories and Favorite Family Photos

BONUS: Guidance on navigating sensitive topics and relationships in your writing

BONUS: Strategies for sustaning a rewarding writing practice beyond the course

Picture Yourself Holding Your Completed Life Story Book!

 

Testimonial

“You have helped me succeed beyond any other courses or books or classes I have taken.  You have a marvelous gift you have been sharing in this program.”

 

Kim Curling, Journey to Legacy Alumni

Testimonial

“What most exceeded my expectations were the focus, motivation and direction provided by your instructional sessions and the writing prompts.”

Paula Cosillas, Journey to Legacy Alumni

Have You Faced These Life Story Writing Challenges?

  • You have a deep longing to write your life story, but fear, self-doubt or overwhelm keep holding you back.

  • You worry that your writing skills aren’t strong enough, or that your experiences aren’t interesting enough to deserve a story.

  • You have a wealth of memories, but struggle to identify and communicate the most meaningful moments and lessons.

  • You want to write with honesty, but are concerned about how to sensitively portray experiences involving others.

  • You know that revisiting your past could be emotionally intense, and a part of you is hesitant to look back.

  • You believe in the value of your story, but lack a clear road-map for the writing and reflection process.

If any of this resonates, you are not alone. The call to share our life stories grows stronger as we age, but the barriers to actually doing it can feel insurmountable. 

 

That’s why I created this course – to provide the expert guidance, emotional support, and proven tools to help you break through blocks and finally write the story you’ve been carrying in your heart.

Imagine having a step-by-step guide, a supportive community, and an experienced mentor to navigate the profound journey of life story writing. Imagine unearthing the hidden treasures in your memories, and weaving them into a legacy that will touch and inspire others.

That’s precisely the transformation that awaits you in our 6-week our Crafting Your Life Story course.

alumni of life story writing course

Testimonial

“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.”

 

Pat Grant, Journey to Legacy Alumni

6 Weeks to A More Meaningful Life Story

Testimonial

“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.”

 

Linda Brooks, Journey to Legacy Alumni

Here’s Why You’ll Love Our Life Story Writing Course

OVERVIEW OF KEY FEATURES

Engaging Live Instruction

Four live 90-minute sessions artfully combine writing techniques, reflective exercises, and story sharing to maximize your growth and output as a writer. All calls are recorded for playback.

A Proven 7-Step Writing Framework

Our signature Story Weaver framework helps you organize memories, uncover pivotal moments, and craft a well-rounded collection of your most meaningful experiences.

Guidance on the Inner Journey

Go beyond surface-level storytelling to explore the emotional landscape of your memories. Learn to navigate challenging chapters with greater self-compassion and insight.

Exercises to Deepen Self-Discovery

Carefully designed journaling exercises and mindfulness practices guide you to illuminating perspectives and help you approach tender memories with care.

Banish Writer’s Block for Good

Finally break free from the grip of perfectionism and procrastination. Our proven techniques help you build unstoppable writing momentum.

Thoughtful Feedback & Coaching

In addition to the 4 instructional sessions, you’ll have 2 live 90-minute Q&A sessions to get your questions answered, share excerpts for feedback, and receive personalized coaching.

Evocative Writing Prompts

Go beyond recounting events to unpack the life lessons, symbolism, and emotional truths in your stories. Our prompts lead you to new depths of meaning.

Strategies for Sensitive Subjects

Learn to write your stories with authenticity and integrity while honoring the privacy and feelings of those involved. Achieve a balance of candor and care.

Your Story, Beautifully Bound

Imagine the pride and satisfaction of holding your life stories in a professionally printed and bound book, ready to share with loved ones.

Intuitive Life Story Writing Software

Our private, easy-to-use online platform keeps you engaged and organized at every stage, from drafting to digitally sharing stories or ordering printed copies.

Hear What Our Participants Have to Say

Imagine Having a Clear, Step-by-Step Roadmap for Writing Your Life Story!

 

SESSION BY SESSION OVERVIEW

Week One: Freeing Your Authentic Voice

  • Begin to discover and trust your natural storytelling style 

  • Gain strategies to efficiently mine your memories for story gems

  • Learn ways to skillfully navigate difficult or emotional memories

  • Discover how to draw meaningful insights from your experiences

  • Gain techniques for overcoming writer’s block and silencing your inner critic

Week Two: Mastering the Art of Story Crafting

  • Learn a simple way to structure your life stories to make them engaging and memorable
  • Discover what makes a story compelling and how to capture your reader’s attention
  • Explore how to reframe challenges as opportunities for growth and personal development
  • Gain new perspectives and uncover the lessons and wisdom within your past experiences

 

 

Week Three: Exploring Relationships & Resilience 

  • Unpack how key relationships have shaped your personal journey and identity

  • Find the hidden gifts and growth opportunities in your challenges

  • Practice extending greater compassion to yourself and others

  • Learn tactful approaches for writing about sensitive relationship dynamics

  • Discern which parts of your story to share and which to keep private

Week Four: Celebrating Your Journey of Legacy

  • Identify and celebrate your unique gifts, inner strengths, and resilience
  • Craft your stories in a way that touches, inspires, and resonates with readers
  • Gain the confidence to authentically share your experiences and life lessons
  • Cultivate a profound sense of gratitude and appreciation for your life journey
  • Distill the overarching themes and spiritual lessons of your journey
  • Reflect on how your stories can be of service to others

 

In addition to the core curriculum, you’ll receive regular doses of inspiration to your inbox to keep your momentum strong. Journaling and mindfulness exercises will enhance your understanding of your stories. Most importantly, throughout our time together, you’ll be held in a safe and supportive space to process your experiences.  

By the end of this 6-week journey, you’ll possess the tools, confidence, and conviction to write your life story in a way that feels authentic, meaningful, and revelatory. You’ll have not only a collection of your most important stories, but a renewed appreciation for your resilience and a more compassionate relationship to your life path.

 

For one full year, you’ll have access to our intuitive Life Story Writing software, which is designed to streamline the writing process and help you organize your thoughts and memories. With this powerful tool at your fingertips, you’ll be able to focus on the heart of your story and bring your experiences to life on the page.

What Makes Our Story Weaver Life Story Writing Software Unique?

  • Designed specifically for life story writers
  • 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
  • Customize font size and style and layout for photo placement
  • 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
group of life review writers

Includes a One-Year Subscription to Our Life Story Writing Software

Testimonial

“The organized format helped me organize my thoughts and release my procrastination.”

Holly Padove, Journey to Legacy Alumni

Testimonial

Thanks for your frequent motivating emails. They keep me going. I’m plugging away little by little.

 

Dan, Journey to Legacy Alumni

Is This Right for You?

Writing the story of your life is a profound act of self-discovery, healing, and legacy-creation. It requires courage, vulnerability, and a willingness to see your experiences with new eyes.

If you feel a deep longing to make sense and meaning of your life experiences, to reconnect with your authentic voice, and to leave a legacy that will inspire future generations,  Journey to Legacy is for you.

Now is the time to write and share your life story and I’d be honored to be your guide.

This course is perfect for individuals who:

  • Feel called to explore and express the significant stories and lessons of their lives

  • Are ready to invest time and energy into their personal growth and creative expression

  • Value the wisdom and insight that come from self-reflection and writing

  • Desire a supportive, guided environment to help them stay accountable and motivated

  • Are open to learning new skills and techniques to enhance their writing and storytelling

  • Seek a meaningful way to document and share their unique journey with others

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a complete beginner, this course will meet you where you are and provide the tools, guidance, and inspiration you need to bring your life story to fruition.

You Don’t Have to Write Your Story Alone! 

One of the greatest gifts of this course is the opportunity to connect with a community of like-minded individuals who are also on the path of self-discovery and legacy-creation.

You’ll also have the expert guidance and compassionate mentorship of a teacher who has helped hundreds of students navigate the transformative terrain of life story writing. I’ll be there to cheer you on, challenge you to go deeper, and provide personalized coaching and feedback to help you craft a story that truly reflects your unique voice and vision.

Writing your life story is a journey of the heart. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with your truest self, to find meaning in your struggles and triumphs, and to create a legacy of wisdom and love.

If you’re ready to take the first step on this transformative path, I invite you to join us for Crafting Your Life Story. Your story matters, and the world needs the singular light that only you can shine.

Let’s honor your journey together.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

 

I’m confident that Craft Your Life Story will provide you with the tools, guidance, and inspiration you need to masterfully write your life story. However, if you participate fully in the first session and find that the program isn’t a good fit for you, simply reach out within 7 days after the first session and I’ll issue you a full refund.

Your satisfaction and success are my top priorities, and I’m fully committed to delivering an exceptional course experience.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can't make the live Session?

While I highly encourage you to attend live for the opportunity to interact and receive coaching, I understand that life happens. That’s why all sessions are recorded and available for you to watch at your convenience. You can also pre-submit questions if you know you’ll miss a Q&A session.

Do I need to be a skilled writer to participate?

Absolutely not. This course is designed to meet you where you are, whether you’re a seasoned writer or a complete beginner. The techniques and exercises I share will help you find your unique voice and tell your story in a way that feels natural to you. 

I'm concerned about sharing personal stories. Is this course still for me?

I understand that writing about your life can feel vulnerable. That’s why creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space is my highest priority. You’ll never be pressured to share anything you’re not comfortable with. The focus is on writing for your own growth and healing first and foremost.

How much time will I need to dedicate to this course?

In addition to the weekly 90-minute live sessions, I recommend setting aside 1-2 hours per week for the suggested writing exercises and self-reflection. However, the beauty of this course is that you can go at your own pace and depth. The recorded sessions and Life Story Writing Platform provide flexibility.  

When does the course start?

The next cohert will begin sometime in the Summer 2024.  If you’re interested, sign up for the waiting list and you’ll be notified when we open enrollment.

What will I need for the live calls?
  • Computer/Tablet/Phone
  • 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 Life Story Writing Platform?

Our proprietary software is online so you can log in from anywhere there is an Internet connection. It works best on laptop or desktop computers that run Mac OS, Linux or Windows and use Chrome as the browser.

How does this program differ from Storyworth?

While both Journey to Legacy and Storyworth provide an online platform for writing, writing prompts, and a printed book, Journey to Legacy offers a unique and comprehensive approach to life story writing:

  1. Guided 4-week live course: Journey to Legacy includes a 4-week live life story writing course, where you’ll receive expert guidance, insights, and support to help you craft compelling and meaningful stories.
  2. Deeper, introspective prompts: Our writing prompts are accompanied by “deeper questions” that encourage introspection and retrospection, helping you explore the emotional and transformative aspects of your life experiences.
  3. Focus on personal growth: Journey to Legacy is designed to foster personal growth and self-discovery through the writing process, helping you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your life journey.
  4. Emphasis on storytelling skills: Our program places a strong emphasis on developing your storytelling skills, teaching you techniques to make your stories more engaging, impactful, and resonant with your readers.
  5. Ongoing support and inspiration: Even after the 4-week course, you’ll continue to receive regular inspiration, encouragement, and access to our extensive library of writing prompts and resources to keep you motivated and engaged in your writing journey.

With Journey to Legacy, you’ll not only create a beautiful bound book of your life stories but also embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and meaningful storytelling.

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.

How long will I have access to this course and writing software?

You’ll have access to our intuitive writing software and the course replays for one year from your date of purchase. After that, you can renew your subscription to our Story Weaver Life Story Writing software on a monthly or annual basis for a nominal annual fee.

What is your refund policy?

If you participate fully in the course and find that it isn’t a good fit for you, simply reach out within 7 days after the first session, and we’ll issue you a full refund.

JOURNEY TO LEGACY

All-in-One Story Weaver Life Story Writing Course & Software

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