Image of Dr. Myers sitting on a chair, smiling, holding a Know Your Back Story notebook. Text: The Joy of Movement. Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D. As both a therapist for 40 years and an award-winning memoir writer, Linda Joy will tell you that a story is part of the healing process. As a memoir coach, Linda Joy helps people dive deep into writing their truths while crafting a publishable story. Her monthly programs on the National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) offer tools about breaking silence, developing a powerful story, and finding the best publishing path.

Knowing your “back story” can help you see patterns and incremental ailments you might not have noticed. The Motion Memoir, developed with Linda Joy, provides tips and engages people to write their personal back stories.


Don’t write off chronic low back and leg pain… step with strength, confidence, and enthusiasm into the next exciting chapter.


Let’s get moving!


Motion Memoir

Want to Know Your Back Story? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Developed by Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D. and National Association of Memoir Writers

1. Fill in the questions below to create your own memoir vignette. Check out the video tutorial and tips above to make it even better.

2. Make a video of you reading your story.

3. Share your video on your social channels with the hashtag #KnowYourBackStory to inspire others!

Your story could be a powerful tool to help and inspire others in their struggles with chronic low back and leg pain.

Let's Go!
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Want to continue writing? Visit the National Association of Memoir Writers for more tutorials, videos, and instruction on refining your new skills at NAMW.ORG.

If you are experiencing mental distress or feel you could benefit by speaking to a mental health specialist, please contact a professional therapist in your area.