Mari's Journal Writing Power Blog

Therapeutic Writing: Digging For Gold

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

I’ve been journaling for a few years now, and it occurred to me that therapeutic writing is a lot like archaeological excavation-we go digging around in the soil of our souls, discarding the useless, worthless junk, and looking for treasure; pearls of wisdom that will change our lives.

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Topics: journaling, writing therapy, Therapeutic Writing

Decluttering My Life: My Journaling Challenge Success Story

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Feb 09, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

by Mary Wimbley

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Topics: journaling, organization, journaling challenge, Mary Wimbley, routine

Return of a Lapsed Journaler: My 27 Days Journaling Challenge Experience

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Feb 03, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

I recently returned to journaling. Many years ago I used to journal a lot, but fell away from it for reasons I don’t remember. At the end of last year, I was drawn back to regular journaling, and discovered some of the great online resources are now there to help. My aim in doing Mari’s 27-day program was chiefly to re-establish the discipline of putting pen to paper every single day, and also to explore some aspects of my life that I might otherwise not even think of doing.

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Topics: journaling, journal, journal prompts

My 27 Days of Journal Writing: A New Way To Value My Self

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 03:41 PM

My Journaling Experience ......a way of coping? A way to heal? A way of communicating? For what? The Pain. The Grief. Of my best support mother who got sick suddenly in May of 2015 with brain cancer and two weeks later lost that battle. An event that I have not learned how to fully recover from. There was no time for goodbyes, there was no last words, there was no should of's , could of's, let’s wait and see. It was all of a sudden aggressive cancer and My mom went home to Jesus. My world stopped. She was a part of my everyday life in every way, when she died my world stopped.

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Topics: journaling, 27 Days of Journaling

How Creating Resumes Is Like Creating Memorable Characters

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

By Jennifer-Lynn Keniston

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Topics: writing, Jennifer-Lynn Keniston, resume writing

Getting More Out Of Your Journaling Practice

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, Dima Dupere

New Journaling Challenge: Find Your True Self in 23 Days Or Less

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Sat, Jan 23, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

CreateWriteNow’s 23 Days Self Discovery Journaling Challenge was a joy to use! The simple daily themes for self-reflection provided helpful writing prompts as well as practical information and resources that encouraged me to focus on a variety of life-affirming areas and fueled my motivation to delve more deeply into each specific subject area

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Topics: journaling, journaling challenge, Shannon W. Spencer

A Privacy Violation

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 @ 05:00 AM

By Tara C. Pray

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Topics: journal, writing, Tags: journal writing, Tara C. Pray

The Journey to Loving Who I Am

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

By Destiny Allison

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How Writing Can Change Your Life?

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

by Kenneth Waldman

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Topics: Expressive Writing, writing

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Journal Writing Blog

I started journaling over 18 years ago and soon realized the wonderful benefits journal writing can have.  When I started this blog, it was with the intent to share my own experiences and the incredible health benefits I was experiecing through my journal writing practice.

As things have evolved and I've continued to experience the impact journaling can have on overall  health -  including physical, mental, emotional aspects -  the content here has expanded to cover all the ways individuals can benefit from their own journal writing.  

In addition to sharing my own experiences with journaling, this blog now includes guest articles from other writers - including health practitioners, coaches, psychotherapists and others.

Whether you are an exerienced journaler or new to the practice of journal writing, this blog will provide you with many different voices, insights and ideas to inspire your journaling journey.  

In addition to the personal stories of other journalers and contributors, you'll also find journaling writing tips, prompts, videos and more. 

We publish blog articles throughout the week!   So come back often!