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
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.
Read This…® Series
guided journals help you tell your story!
"Hatch, Match, Latch, Dispatch!"
READ THIS...® ON YOUR BIRTHDAY ("Hatch")
Guided Journal 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...® ON OUR ANNIVERSARY ("Match")
Guided Journal 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...® ABOUT MY HOUSE ("Latch")
Guided Journal about your house! A single location to track repairs, renovation and maintenance. Your house is probably your biggest asset and this will help you take care of it!
READ THIS...® WHEN I'M DEAD ("Dispatch")
Guided Journal about your life in total! 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!
Did you know The Gurus are available for presentations at your events?
Available Topics for book events:
"Getting Your Stuff Together!"
"So You Want To Write A Book?"
"Selfie Obit Workshop - Write Your Own Obituary!"
"Train-the-Trainer with Read This...® When I'm Dead" for mass distribution
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!