Our latest guest from the WOW-Women on Writing Book Tour shares thoughts about her book and experiences with the homeless. You might want to journal your thoughts after reading this article.Read More
Mari's Journal Writing Power Blog
This post is especially about people of my generation, though everyone will deal with these issues sooner or later. Journal writing is key to navigating what can be a treacherous road as we age.
No use hiding it: I am an aging baby boomer. And yeah, I know that everyone grows old and every generation must wrestle with the loss of youth.Read More
by Glenda Poulter
I was first introduced to Mari McCarthy’s 27-Days of Journaling to Health and Happiness about this time last year. Since I was an avid on-again off-again journaler for most of my life, I thought I would check it out and see if the program could help me become an avid all-the-time journaler.
This post may challenge or even displease you, but the concept I’m talking about is absolutely at the core of my love for journaling, and so I really have to share it. Tell me what you think, in the comments!
Journal writing and your body may not seem to be naturally connected. But if you have ever tried journaling as a tool to help with weight control, chronic dis-ease, pain management, or other physical demands, you know that there’s an intense, strong bond between our bodies and our mental condition.
And although we have brilliant doctors and cures in our modern age, it is still the individual who can best bring about their own health.
No one wants to be a zombie; we are heartful beings. But we must admit that emotions often get out of control. For some of us it takes a lifetime to learn a healthy balance between reason and emotions, the head and the heart. Journaling is a brilliant way to discover how to acknowledge, accept, and manage our emotions.Read More
Mari asked me to write a blog post about my experience with the 27 Days of Journaling to Health and Happiness course. I am writing this because this has actually happened with me. For me, 27 Days has been a life-changing event.
Typical questions would be “what did it do for you,” “what was it like,” or “what did you experience; how did it affect/help you?” And, “Would you do it again?” You bet I would. In a heartbeat.Read More
Journal writing helps us see how we cause our own suffering and how we can create our own happiness. It’s so easy to feel victimized and sorry for yourself, because life can be shockingly difficult, don’t we all know? With a solid journaling habit, though, we come to grips with our personal power to change and shape experience for the better.Read More
Journal writing helps us see how we cause our own suffering and how we can create our own happiness. It’s so easy to feel victimized and sorry for yourself, because life can be shockingly difficult, don’t we all know? With a solid journaling habit, though, we come to grips with our personal power to change and shape experience for the better.
by Tara Meissner
My husband Mike knew I was a writer before I did. He left a notebook for me on the nightstand by my hospital bed in 2010. When I woke up, it was there, but my husband was not. Waking up from a psychotic episode is a terrifying experience. After days of living through hallucinations and delusions, I had no idea what was real and what was imagined.
Finding that notebook grounded me in remembering who I am. It was a symbolic and tangible tool to helping me find health and self while sorting through a bipolar diagnosis. I was a professional writer most of my adult life. Yet, I never completed a book and therefore didn't think of myself as a writer.