Writing Life Matters

for connection to your Self, to your family.



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


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

Kathi has been a Legacy Facilitator since 2015 and has trained with Rachael Freed of Life Legacies. She has also been a certified journal writing instructor through The Center for Journal Therapy since 2002.

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