Journal with Intention

for connection to your Self, to your family. I’ll show you how.

Let me share my passion with you!
Let me share my passion with you!

Kathi Ostrom Gowsell, legacy facilitator and certified journal writing instructor, founded Writing Life Matters in September 2015 to share her knowledge of journal writing as a tool to capture family legacy.

Kathi believes

  • writing is an important and effective means to connect family,
  • that legacy writing leads to a better understanding of one’s self,
  • and capturing legacy is easily done using the tools of journal writing.


Writing Life Matters’ mission is to promote legacy writing as a method to raise self-awareness and expand family connection.

Kathi’s most current course, Journal Your Legacy, is designed to help you create a significant written record of who you are – your values, wisdom and history – as a precious gift for your loved ones.

Are you looking for a unique workshop for your group?

Check here for all course offerings.

Kathi has been certified by Kathleen Adams of the Center of Journal Therapy since 2003 and trained as a Legacy Facilitator with Rachael Freed of Life Legacies in the spring of  2016.

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