Meet Ruthanne Warnick

Ruthanne Warnick

Thanks so much for visiting my website. I’ll introduce myself to you here, and I’ll look forward to you introducing yourself to me soon.

I have a long history of interest in people’s experiences and stories, whether they live across the street or across the world…and whether their stories are of everyday life or exciting adventures.

I’d say that it all began with my first international trip at the age of 15, which opened my eyes to a completely different culture. Then, as a college undergraduate student, I randomly took a couple of geography courses that changed everything. I was completely smitten by the ways people live, why they live where they do, and what their lives are like. I went on to earn a master’s degree in geography and then pursued a career in the travel industry to feed my passion.

After taking a ‘mom’ break and working on numerous special projects to capture people’s stories, here’s what became crystal clear. So many people regret that they didn’t take the time to capture the stories and the words of wisdom of their loved ones, and now they’re lost forever.

Thus was born Capture the Journey. Our mission is to help others capture their stories and share their messages of wisdom, values, gratitude or love — to share with loved ones now and as a legacy for future generations – before it’s too late.

In addition to the workshops and public speaking presentations I give through Capture the Journey, for the past 23 years I have developed and presented numerous educational and leadership programs, facilitated workshops, and train hundreds of volunteers for a national women’s organization.

I am proud to be a Certified Legacy Planner through the International Association of Storykeepers and a Certified Guided Autobiography Instructor through the Birren Center for Autobiography and Life Review.

Now that you’ve ‘met’ me, I look forward to meeting you and discovering how I can help you or a loved one capture your journey and create a lasting legacy.



Where’s Ruthanne at upcoming events…

Introduction to Guided Autobiography: Writing Stories of Your Life . . . One Story at a Time
June 15, June 24, July 18, July 24

Ruthanne on the Radio

Listen to Ruthanne as a guest on the Veterans With a View radio show, on The Better You Network.  Listen here

Listen to Ruthanne as a guest on the Aging Beautifully Today radio show, on The Better You Network.  Listen here

What They’re Saying…

Writing my stories showed me how "big" a life I've led…with many experiences, much internal growth, and high points as well as low. I appreciated getting to know myself on this highly intimate level. I also learned, through writing my stories, how to be much kinder and more accepting of myself. My children and extended family will know me better as a result.

Jennifer I.
Delray Beach, FL