Life Journeys: Developing for the Future by Looking at the Past*

Kerry A. Bunker

Making Experience Matter


MANY OF THE strengths, values, and behaviors that people express in their day-to-day lives have roots in the lessons they have learned from a lifetime of experiences. An exercise called the Life Journey Activity provides individuals with an opportunity to examine some of these life lessons by creating a visual representation of their personal life journey. The Life Journey Activity serves multiple purposes in encouraging individuals to more actively engage in learning from their experiences.

The activity invites examination of one's experiences ...

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