About Karen Powers Wan

I help people and communities build restorative prosperity.  I am an award-winning writer and sustainable program director, and certified meditation instructor from the Open Heart Project. I also serve on the Sustainable Aurora Advisory Board of the second largest city in Illinois, and the board for the National Water Center in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

©2019 by Karen Powers Wan.

Celebrate Your Life Story 

Give Your Family the Gift of Your History

Your Life Story Matters

Honor your life story
No matter what it has been,
Because your story has sustained you up to this day. 

And who knows what untold good you may have done 

Or what kindness, compassion and beauty
you can still create,
And share generously with the world,
Before your story is ended.​​

It seems like it should be an easy thing to capture our life story in a document that we could share with the people we love.

Yet, so often we only see the impact of a life when it's over.

Most people don't take the time to review their life story. They think their life doesn't matter, or they didn't accomplish enough. Or they're too busy to take the time to look back at the high points of their life.

When my father died, I was put in charge of collecting the photos to capture his memory, and what his life meant.  I only had a very short time to look through a lifetime of photos and try to capture the moments and people which mattered to him.

I wish my father had created a Celebrate Your Life ebook, so that I would have known what mattered to him.  He was a quiet man who didn't talk much about his past.


Often, the people in our lives don't know our deepest soul accomplishments, desires and the challenges we overcame.  Sometimes, it would be good to know what broke their heart, and how they found healing.

A Celebrate Your Life ebook gives you the opportunity to create an overview of your life or the life of someone that you love in an easy, uplifting way.

You may be ready to create a Celebrate With Life ebook if:


  • You're ready for a new chapter in your life and want to look back at your past with kindness

  • You know that life is short, and you want to share your experiences with the people you love

  • You're a caregiver, and want to help someone you love to remember their life experiences in a beautiful way

  • Unfortunately, someone you have loved has died, and you want to create a document to Celebrate their Life.

It takes somewhere from two to 8 hours to finish this process.

You can easily use the template, with pictures that you have on hand to create a powerful document in a short time.  I recommend a longer time frame so that you contemplate what truly mattered in your life or someone you love.  The guide that comes with the Celebrate With Life package is designed around a gradual six week process of discovery and pulling photos and memories together.

Is This a Good Time to Share the Story of Your Life?  

These are the requirements for using the Celebrate With Life basic package.


  • Online access to either Word or Googledocs.  You have access to both methods for updating the template.

  • Meaningful photos to replace the ones in the template.

  • Ability to listen to audios on your phone or computer.

  • You will need at least two hours to edit the template, unless you have everything you need collected and ready to add to the template.

I recommend that you use the audios so that you can approach the discovery phase of this process in a relaxed and open way.  

What Do You Need to Get Started?

This simple system helps women and men to create a powerful document for themselves and/or their families.  


Here's what's included: 


  • An easy to update template for a 20 page ebook of your life story

  • A questionnaire of 35 questions to prepare you for our conversation

  • A guide book on how to use the template and the questionnaire together

  • An hour long session with me to create your mini-memoir.


​The price for this review is $300.

It's a powerful to help you honor your life story, and move forward with respect and dignity for the rest of your life, with a clear understanding of the beauty of the life you have lived

The Celebrate With Life Package