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What's a Guided Journal?

Guided journals help you tell your story. They are organized for you about specific topics --your life, your house, your marriage, or a child's life.  We take the time to research specific topics and ask you thought provoking questions in a fun, upbeat style. Those questions help you capture memories and celebrate your life's treasures!

Just pull one off the shelf, answer a few questions and put it back. Over time it becomes a keepsake! 

READ THIS…® is an original series of guided journals.   

GUIDED JOURNALS INSPIRE YOU TO CAPTURE LIFE’S TREASURES!


Why You Need a Guided Journal

Have you ever read something nice someone wrote about you? Or maybe even old love letters people exchanged that are in a shoebox somewhere? Those words bring a sense of warmth. They can even bring you joy and the belief that you can change the world. 

Today people often don't take time to share those kinds of thoughts. Or if they do, they are lost in a text stream and hard to retrieve. We created the Read This...® guided journal series to help people capture life's treasures - memories and experiences, stories, thoughts and family history too easily lost. The series gives you a simple way to do this - quickly. Christy remembers those days of scrapbooking with photos all over the dining room table in stacks. Ugh. We wanted to avoid all that. Pictures exist (somewhere in the cloud!), but the thoughts and emotions behind those events and experiences REALLY MATTER! Capture those for someone you love - or even for yourself. We promise your thoughts will become a treasure! 

Read This…® On Your Birthday
Read This…® On Our Anniversary
Read This...® About My House
Read This…® When I'm Dead

#TellYourStory
#CaptureLifesTreasures

Annie is a recovering political strategist and a step-monster.  These days she and her husband, Jay, can also be spotted playing golf – badly – and Annie is learning to play the piano.

Annie is a recovering political strategist and a step-monster.  These days she and her husband, Jay, can also be spotted playing golf – badly – and Annie is learning to play the piano.

Christy threw herself first into a business and then global humanitarian work. She’s back home and loves spending time with her family and taking trips with her husband, Joe, and their daughter. She can often be found paddling on the lake or hiking.

Christy threw herself first into a business and then global humanitarian work. She’s back home and loves spending time with her family and taking trips with her husband, Joe, and their daughter. She can often be found paddling on the lake or hiking.


Meet The Gurus

The subject of death brought us together and we started writing guided journals to help people celebrate life! While leading busy lives, we found it easier and way more fun to write them together. Plus we all know that two heads are better than one! – So we became the Read This Gurus.

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Christy threw herself first into a business and then global humanitarian work. She’s back home and loves spending time with her family and taking trips with her husband, Joe, and their daughter. She can often be found paddling on the lake or hiking.  

Christy threw herself first into a business and then global humanitarian work. She’s back home and loves spending time with her family and taking trips with her husband, Joe, and their daughter. She can often be found paddling on the lake or hiking.

 

Annie is a recovering political strategist and a step-monster.  These days she and her husband, Jay, can also be spotted playing golf – badly – and Annie is learning to play the piano.

Annie is a recovering political strategist and a step-monster.  These days she and her husband, Jay, can also be spotted playing golf – badly – and Annie is learning to play the piano.

 

 

Guided Journals

Read This…® Series
guided journal help you tell your story!

"Hatch, Match, Latch, Dispatch!"

READ THIS...® ON OUR ANNIVERSARY ("Match")
About your relationship! 
-- It is never too late to start capturing the good times together! It only takes a few minutes around each anniversary, but over time…your best stories are there for you to look back on together!


READ THIS...® ON YOUR BIRTHDAY ("Hatch")
About a loved child’s life!
– Their earliest days through their 21st birthday. It only takes a few minutes to fill out every year. Later they see all they have accomplished and how much they were loved! Imagine if someone had captured the story of your childhood!


READ THIS...® WHEN I'M DEAD ("Dispatch")
About your life in tot
al! A summary of your early years, all your “stuff” and even your fabulous funeral! You will enjoy peace of mind and your loved ones will be thrilled!

 

 

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Fun Events

Did you know The Gurus are available for presentations at your events?

Available Topics for book events:

"Getting Your Stuff Together!"
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"So You Want To Write A Book?"
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"Selfie Obit Workshop - Write Your Own Obituary!"
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"Train-the-Trainer with Read This...® When I'm Dead" for mass distribution


 

Our Blog

Annie and Christy share a blog about Guided Journal subjects from babies and kids to weddings, house parties, and even funerals!
Because that’s life!    


Awards & News

Read This…® When I’m Dead received a Living Now award!