Sacred Stories

Document your Legacy Course

Pass wisdom through beautiful books, and connect the next generation to where they come from.

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How it

This is a guided experience, making legacy work easier than ever before

Leave an impact on future generations

Our most popular option is a great way to document one’s legacy in a streamlined and simple way. Our self-paced course in which you are guided to write about your life through our proven process.

Document Your Legacy

1. Create Account

Our secure online course platform gives you a space to reflect and write about your life.

2. Write Your Story

Our modules will guide you through your life’s journey and pull out the most important lessons and wisdom that gives your loved ones not just a great read, but a true essence of who you are.

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3. Read & Share

This course leaves you with a beautifully captured legacy in an eBook that can be shared securely with the loved ones of your choice.

4. Turn into books 

As an additional service, you can choose to have your words printed into a hardcover book that can be cherished for generations.

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Document Your Legacy

What to expect:

  • Access our proprietary guided online course

  • Move through life's chapters at your own pace

  • Reflect on a life well lived with the help of expert-curated interview methodologies

  • Be supported by our platform through our check-ins

Work Environment

You receive:

  • Your legacy is delivered in an eBook ready to share with loved ones

  • Lifetime access to our platform where your life legacy will be safely secured


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Additional Services

Book Package

Print at any time!

Turn your words into hardcover books 

  • Professional-quality printing options to assure this family heirloom has a lasting spot on the bookshelf

  • Books usually range from 80-120 pages based on each customer, with a max of 300

  • Option to add up to 25 photos

  • Start with 1 book or order enough for the whole family!

You will have the option to print books after the checkout process. We follow up about this service once you get started.


Your legacy work begins today

You can get started in minutes. Take the first step here!


For Those Who Want

To pass on your legacy to future descendants

To document your own or a loved one’s life story

To become more connected to your loved ones

To create a timeless family tradition

To leave a meaningful gift to your loved ones

This guided course combines years of experience in conducting life story interviews, archaeological insights, and lessons from elders to bring you the clearest and most thorough resource available to guide you through the journey of eternalizing legacies.

By the end of this experience, you will be able to gift your legacy to your descendants for them to have forever.

About Your Guide

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Mariana Bandera, Founder of Vivencia

Mariana Bandera is the founder of Passages. She guides families who wish to preserve and pass down legacies through life story interviews. Mariana is an anthropologist and archaeologist with a focus on how cultures around the world honor life and death. She has been drawn to the significance of storytelling as a means of transferring wisdom, which has led her to record many Vivencias for clients over the years. This was a tradition passed down through Mariana’s family, leaving her with priceless first-hand accounts of loved ones that she can share with her children one day. 


It has become Mariana’s mission to guide as many people as possible to find meaningful ways to pass legacies to the next generation. Her vision is to help our society pave the path to ancestry and allow our descendants to know their ancestors.


Frequently asked questions

Who is this for?

This is for anybody who cares about legacy. Our clients undergo this journey for reasons such as: The Gifter:

  • Your parents just became grandparents and you want to give them a gift where they can begin documenting their life so that their grandchild can oneway know them more intimately.
  • Your grandparent is getting older and you want them to feel honored and have a way to pass their legacy to their descendants.
  • You want your children to know where they come from.
  • You want to start a new family tradition
  • You want to preserve family history
  • You want to give a meaningful and priceless gift to your loved one
The Writer:
  • You are now retired and have been looking forward to writing your life story
  • You just became a grandparent and want to give your grandchildren a gift they can hold close long after you’re gone.
  • You want your children to know where they come from and the interesting life you lived.
  • You want to start a new family tradition
  • You want to preserve family history
  • You want to give your family a unique and priceless gift
  • You want to leave behind a meaningful legacy

How long does this take?

Usually our clients complete this in less than 90 days, but this is self-paced and you have lifetime access so you can work on it at your own speed.

What if I have already started writing my life story?

That’s great! You are way ahead of the norm and will have plenty of writings to include. The value of this course is that it gives structure to not only write a comprehensive and interesting story, but it prompts you to really dive into the lessons and wisdom that make life worth living. It will leave your loved ones captivated, getting to know you better, and also learning life lessons that they can carry with them in their own lives. Think of this as a guide, a writing coach, and a system to keep you accountable to finishing.

What is included in the base package?

Aside from getting access to this course which is a proven framework to documenting ones legacy, you also receive an eBook that you can securely share with whichever loved ones you choose. If you would like to have your words printed into a high-quality hardcover book, you can do this at any time and purchase as many books as you’d like.

If I choose the eBook and want to add a book later, how does that work?

No problem, at any time in the future you can just reach out and we will help you get your books printed.

Can I purchase extra books?

Yes! At any time you can choose to print additional books. Just reach out and we will help.

What do the books look like? Can I customize the cover?

You can see examples of the books in the gallery on this page shown above. You have the option to choose the title of the book as well as the cover photo which will be printed on the book sleeve.

Can I choose the questions?

All questions are optional throughout this course, so skip whenever you’d like. There are more than enough guiding questions for you to choose from that will resonate with your story. Rest assured, we curated the perfect questions to capture a legacy properly and you will have plenty of flexibility to add your own flavor.

How many pages are these books? Is there a word or page limit to my stories?

This varies per book, but usually books range from 80-150 pages. You can print a book with a maximum of 300 pages.

Can I include photos?

Yes, at the end of the course you will be prompted to upload up to 25 photos of your choosing.

Can I include captions with my photos?

Yes, when uploading the photo please make sure the title is set to the caption you would like to add.

Can I edit or add on to my stories?

At the end of writing your life story, we will send of final draft copy that you will be able to edit for 14 days. After that timefram passes, the book will autimatically be considered approved and sent for printing.

Can you ship internationally?

Yes, but timeframes and pricing will vary by location. We recommend using a shipping calculator online to give you an estimate, but you will not know exact prices until checkout. Sales Tax/VAT/GST We collect VAT/GST and sales tax where required by law. Where We Ship Our printer ships to the following countries and territories: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe (French), Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion (French), Romania, Saint Barthelemy, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands (British) Due to service limitations we may not be able to deliver to outlying regions not already listed above (e.g., Canary Islands, Channel Islands, etc.). Any local duties, customs, and taxes that apply must be paid by the recipient upon delivery. For addresses in more remote locations, please add additional time for delivery whether you've chosen Economy, Priority, or Express.

What is your return policy?

If for any reason you’re not thrilled with your purchase, we offer full refunds anytime before you enroll for the online course. Once someone is enrolled in the Legacy Course, we cannot offer refunds due to the access of proprietary content. For books- You can receive a full refund for the purchase of books up until the point that the book is sent to the printer. Once books enter the printing process, they can not be returned or exchanged.

Can I gift this to someone?

Of course! This is a popular option and a timeless gift that will be appreciated for years. All you need to do proceed with the normal checkout process and you will have the option to purchase as a gift.

How do I purchase books?

First, you must purchase the access to the course, and then you will receive directions for how to add books in our follow up emails.