[without worrying if you're good enough,
smart enough, or have enough time]
So I'll spare you the spiel.
No need to be a broken record and convince you of something you've already wished for.
After all, you probably KNOW that you'd like to be more authentic, you'd like to celebrate your resilience, and be thrilled with who you are.
You've probably also seen the research that writing out your tough stuff is one of the most mentally, physically, and psychologically HEALTHY things you can possibly do for yourself.
Whether you've already moved on and put the past behind you, building a new life for yourself [way to go!], or you're still struggling and wondering, "How in the world did I get here?"...
...writing out your tough life stories, in a specific way, leaves you feeling confident and truly authentic. It's the missing factor in our lives.
Writing your tough stories can:
Perhaps you've followed conventional wisdom and tried to "just get over it."
You've blocked those bad times from your mind - hoping they never pop back up.
If you're lucky, you've not made any contact with the people involved in that tough time in your life. You've blocked them from your phone and social media.
But even with the best intentions of "moving on" and rebuilding your life, most people get sidelined by their pain from the past at some point.
And they often get trapped in a cycle of regret.
They don't know how to excavate their stories from the past and gain control over them.
They feel powerless to change the past.
As a smart, outwardly-confident person, you can't afford to show "weakness".
The moment that armor cracks, you feel it will be impossible to pick up the pieces.
Therefore, gaining power over your story is critical to becoming inwardly-confident.
And you NEED to get this right in order to build on the progress you've already made.
It's no surprise that most people with tough life stories are barely hanging in there, trying to get by...not realizing there is more joy to be found and more resilience waiting just around the corner.
In all likelihood, you're one of those people who want what's around the corner. You desire the joy of wielding power over your stories rather than being afraid of them.
This is a golden opportunity for you to jump in, clean up that mess of a back story, and truly heal from that ugly past.
That is...if you can brave the obstacles that have daunted others.
(Plus, they're not leveraging their stories to create wisdom and resilience)
See, most people try to sweep their ugly stories under the carpet, ignoring them, completely missing the benefits of leveraging those stories.
If you lived through them, you deserve to use them to your greatest advantage. You can mine those stories for wisdom that you’ve learned but haven’t yet implemented (because it’s been hidden). It may not feel like it yet, but your tough stories have brought about a resilience that no one can touch.
When you turn TO your stories to embrace them, instead of running FROM them, your future self will thank you.
It’s time to respect your tough stories for what they are…a gold mine of wisdom and resilience.
(Even if they were young, or the victim of a manipulative person)
This idea is so deep, most people don’t realize they believe this. When tough stuff happens to us as children, it’s completely natural to believe that we could have prevented it.
Psychologists know that in kids' minds, the world revolves around them. And that includes harm of any kind. It's common, magical thinking that if we had just done X, Y, or Z, that wouldn’t have happened. Then we take those thoughts and internalize them as we grow up, but continue to psychologically beat ourselves up for the situation.
As adults, we’re sometimes manipulated into terrible circumstances. Looking back, we think: “How in the world did I get into that situation?”
We blame ourselves for letting our morals slip or for lowering our values, when in reality we were being preyed upon and played for a fool. That doesn’t feel good. It feels like we should have done something to help ourselves.
Writing uncovers those thought-errors, revealing aha’s that will bring joy back into your heart.
Uncovering those tough stories brings incredible clarity about who’s really at fault so you can move forward with the self-compassion you deserve.
(Or worse, “forgive and forget”)
Forgive and forget doesn’t work. I know why people think that. We’re taught from an early age that no matter what someone does, you should minimize it, accept apology after apology, stop being selfish by calling out your hurt.
This doesn’t really help the bully, abuser, or difficult person. And it further hurts you, the sufferer. It leaves unresolved conflict, causes underlying anxious thoughts, and throws a cloak of fear around future interactions with people.
“Forgetting” the tough stories in your life, and trying to move on without processing them, injures your self-worth.
In order to honor yourself, you must be true to your stories…not minimize them. Call them out for what they are, and be authentic so you can heal.
(Because they don’t even look at the research studies)
To many people, healing means seeing a physician, or therapist, or simply “toughing it out”. Some even turn to Google to find answers for the difficult questions that’ve been burning inside of them.
They don’t realize that the innate wisdom they’ve learned from going through their tough stuff is often enough to help them heal – from the inside out.
Life storytelling has been dubbed the “two-minute miracle” by researchers. Science-backed studies have proven numerous psychological, emotional, and physical benefits of writing about tough times in your life. It’s one of the most effective ways to heal emotional scars, and it’s readily available to you 24/7!
Writing brings self-healing and joy into your life.
(Or they don’t enjoy writing)
Many people envision grammar rules and their dreaded 8th grade English class when they think of writing. Or they remember spending hours researching boring essays, eking out word after painful word.
Life storytelling isn’t like that at all!
You’ve lived your life, so your stories are inside of you somewhere. With specific prompts and an easy writing formula, getting those stories out of your head and onto paper (or computer) is incredibly easy…and (dare I say) FUN!
And guess what…grammar and spelling don’t matter! You have the power to say what’s good and what isn’t. You gain control over your own story – no one else. (Oh, and you can dictate your story instead of writing if you really want to!)
Life storytelling isn’t about the writing, it’s about getting those stories out of your head and out of your way, so you can heal.
Even though most people underestimate the need to EMBRACE their tough stories, there are a few who dive right in.
These wise souls gain HUGE insights into themselves and their past, while others who don't embrace their stories continue to struggle internally.
These wise souls find out they're NOT AT FAULT for their past, no matter what they've told themselves. They've found the freedom that telling their life stories brings.
They've ignored the conventional wisdom that says "forget it and just move on."
The little secret...writing can help you heal and become whole again.
It's actually THRILLING to wield control over your past as you control the words that make up your stories.
The key ingredient to all of this is writing your life stories.
And with your permission, that's what I'd love to show you how to do.
"This made me stronger and wiser. Each lesson is packed with crucial information! Thankfully, I am now armed with new insight. I have decided to continue healing. This information and the lessons I've learned will help me on my healing journey. Thank you!"
"I have answers. I have hope. I have solutions to keep on healing. Stacy, you are such a loving, caring person to put this together. The information is priceless! You are helping me to heal. My gut has turned from fear to courage. I stand up straighter. This has empowered me beyond my expectations."
Leveraging your tough experiences and hard-won wisdom to boost your resilience
Why am I an expert guide? Because I have lived my own tough story.
Years ago, I unwittingly married a sociopath. After ten soul-crushing years of marriage, I discovered evidence of his infidelity on our computer. Then, he vowed to ruin me, take the house, take the kids. Trash my reputation.
This nightmare played out for three years!
After living through this, how did I regain my strength and sense of self?
By writing my stories out.
In the act of writing my stories down, I realized that I had grown up without really learning how to advocate for myself. That made me codependent, and more vulnerable to predators such as my sociopath ex-husband.
Armed with this knowledge, I was able to pick myself up and set off on my life path a stronger and wiser woman.
I have since made it my mission to help others who have faced similar situations to use writing as a tool to overcome their negative feelings and glean the knowledge and strength they can from it.
I’m confident that the act of writing your tough stories down can help you transform your life, just as it has for me.
Even better, you won’t be doing it alone.
You will join a community of warriors who have been through similar battles, all seeking healing and resilience in the act of getting their stories down, not just trying to shove them into a dark corner of their minds.
With others who understand, how can you not succeed in your mission to find resilience?
So if you’re ready to finally heal from your heartbreaking past while avoiding worries about whether you’re good enough, smart enough, or have enough time...
In this module, you’ll discover the beautiful journey you’re about to embark on, understand why digging into the past is one of the best things you can do for yourself, and begin finding your life theme...which may surprise you.
In this module, you’ll get started collecting stories and begin writing the foundational words that you’ll use to build stories. You’ll start discovering the beautiful, messy words that are inside of you.
In this module you’ll gain experience freewriting, understand what to do when you don’t remember your stories, and continue to build the foundational words your stories will come from.
In this module we’re going to start shaping your stories with amazing insights. We're taking that raw story and adding details that will make it more attractive. This is where you add in sensory details and emotions.
In this module, you’ll learn how to use your stories to make your future self wiser and more resilient by digging out the lessons learned, get through the tough stuff by forgiving yourself and others, as well as build a more detailed and enticing story.
Enhancing your stories is all about crafting the story into a readable, beautiful collection of scenes that read like a novel. It’s making them presentable to the public (if you wish to share; you don’t have to). We’re now starting to pull all the ugly freewrites into a cohesive narrative that makes sense.
Now that you know the basics of editing, what are other ways to enhance your stories to make them into beautiful pieces of art? Here you’ll learn advanced story techniques.
Now that you know you can create beautiful stories out of your past, it’s time to start thinking about elevating them. This means to elevate their visibility in the world, elevate them in usefulness and in service to other people by sharing your wisdom.
Let’s take that elevation to a new level. It’s time to start crafting publishable snippets and submitting your stories to get them out into the world. Bravo for getting this far!
You made it! I’m so proud of you! The adventure of capturing your life stories is life-changing. This isn’t the end, though. Let’s talk about next steps.
We keep your bonus goodies in this vault...including some things that we've never revealed before. Including:
I am confident that writing out your tough life stories with Lifestory Laboratory can change your life for the better.
Therefore, I stand behind Lifestory Laboratory with a 30-day money back guarantee.
However, you must be willing to put in the work required to see results.
In the 30 days from when you purchase the course, dive into the materials and give it your best shot.
Dig into the bonus life storytelling resources.
Ask questions as they come up. Be open to the experience. Invest your time in the course as you have invested your money.
If in 30 days you have truly made your best effort in getting the most out of Lifestory Laboratory and find that you are not getting benefit from this course, contact me for a refund. Be prepared to show proof of your work in the course. No time-wasters, please.
Lifestory Laboratory - $1,997 Value
When you add it all up, that’s a value of $2,344
3 Monthly Payments of
1 Single Payment of
Questions our top students ask
before enrolling in Lifestory Laboratory
I understand your fear. I had the same fear, but this isn't necessarily for publication - it's for your own healing. I'll teach you how to write well (and in an exciting, messy way), and how to edit....or you can get an editor if you intend to publish at a later date. It's your choice!
Remember that everyone in our Slack community is there for a similar reason: they all have lived through and are now trying to process tough stuff in their lives. Many have likely been in your shoes. They are conquering their personal, painful stories, too! This community provides a safe space for you to share your story and give you compassionate and helpful feedback. With that being said, you do not have to share your stories at all to benefit from this course. This course (and the Slack community) will help you with the mechanics, the emotions, the psychology, and the essentials to keep you moving forward whether you choose to share your stories inside or not.
Absolutely not. It is essential to take a thoughtful look at even the most painful parts of life in order to learn about ourselves and to process the pain so we can let it go.
That's why I include the scientific studies behind it...so you understand exactly why this is beneficial!
You can. But writing your stories will add a new dimension to your processing of what has happened to you, and your understanding of yourself. Don’t you want to give yourself the best chance of regaining your sense of self and your confidence?
Good question. Everyone gets stuck sometime. :) Not to worry! The Slack community will be a great sounding board for you to bounce ideas off of, and you can always contact us inside of Slack with course-related questions. This community is created to keep you moving forward, so be sure to let us know when you get stuck.
As soon as you purchase, you get immediate access to the first module. Which is great because it is front-loaded with all kinds of goodies, like the science behind writing tough stories, resources, course guide, your first exercise, and more!
After that, we will all begin Module 2 together as a cohort to keep folks in a semi-cohesive group. Each Monday a new module will be released.
If you're not done with the previous week, no worries. We have built-in catch-up weeks, pause a week for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and pick back up. We anticipate being done by the end of January.
I know this is an amazing step for you. This is why I have the Lifestory Laboratory “Life Is Good” Guarantee. I believe this program can be transformative if you commit to giving it your time and attention. If you do this and, after 30 days, you have truly made your best effort in getting the most out of Lifestory Laboratory and find that you are not getting benefit from this course, contact me for a refund.
You bet! Here’s what you’re getting when you enroll today:
Lifestory Laboratory - $1,997 Value
Total Value: $2,344
3 Monthly Payments of
1 Monthly Payment of
Lifestory Laboratory - $1,997 Value
When you add it all up, that’s a value of $2,344
3 Monthly Payments of
1 Single Monthly Payment of