Write for Life

Why Write?

Who is this writing process for?

People like you who:

  • Have had successes personally and/or professionally. However, you still feel unfulfilled and aren’t sure how to deal with that
  • Feel happy…well…some of the time. But underneath there’s still some negativity to be dealt with: frustration, irritation, guilt, insecurity. 
  • Have sought help in finding answers to those unspoken questions: is this all there is? Why isn’t a family, money, a good job, etc. enough?
  • Want to pour that creativity into something worthwhile

What is life story anyway?

It’s a lot of things:

  • The process of looking at significant life events and giving them (new) meaning.
  • Memoir
  • Self-reflection; self-discovery; self-awareness

When is the best time to write your life story?

Right now!

What is the goal of life-story writing?

  • To bypass the logical, rational, linear side of your brain where judgment dwells so that you can practice looking objectively at origins of your belief system. (From without: parents, siblings, teachers, friends, religion, culture, etc; and From within: your emotional reaction to all the events and experiences up to the present)
  • Ultimately it’s to allow emotions to come up to the surface where they can be acknowledged, validated, disassembled and then let go of so that you have access to more positive, high-level energy.

Why would you write your life story?

You’ve been holding yourself in a negative context and now you’re ready to stop:

  • running from the past 
  • believing what others think of you
  • Being at the effects of life
  • Feeling invalidated, unworthy, insecure, small

And now you’re ready to start feeling CONFIDENT:

  • about who you are
  • that it’s OK to want whatever it is that you want 
  • that you have what it takes to get what you want
  • That you have something to offer the world

Why Write Your Life Story?

"As a bird must sing, it's your human nature to tell your story."

     -Tristine Rainer, Your Life as Story"

"Man's search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life." 

     -Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

     -Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road

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