Mari's Journal Writing Power Blog

5 Journal Prompts to Get Past Common Writing Roadblocks

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 08:30 PM

A personal transformation journal is a writer’s best friend. It provides an open space for you to clear out mental clutter, play around with new ideas, and express feelings you wouldn’t share with anyone else. There are times when you feel blocked or lost on a writing project – and journal writing is the fix you need to get back on track.

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Topics: journal, journal prompts, personal transformation

How My Journal Helped Me Become Who I Am

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

By Brian Johnson

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Topics: journaling, journal, self

Only Pen To Paper Journaling Powers Up Your Professional Prowess

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

There’s one essential tool that no business person or creative professional should be without- and it’s so obvious that it often gets overlooked.

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Topics: journaling, journaling power, personal transformation

Transitions Journaling Challenge: Rejoicing With My Inner Coach

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Jun 07, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

By Pam Dickhaus  

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Topics: inner coach, inner critic, journaling challenge, life transitions

The Many Benefits of Journal Writing

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Thu, May 26, 2016 @ 10:22 AM

A journal is simply a written record of one’s thoughts, observations, experiences or even activities in life. You may note them down on a regular basis, or occasionally when you feel like writing about something. There are, however, advantages of Journal writing and benefits of journal keeping. Journals do not only help one note down experiences in life that they hold dear and do not want to forget, but also sharpens your brain and enhances perception towards events.

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Topics: journaling tips, motivation to journal, freelance writing, getting started journaling, benerfits of journal-keeping

Expressive Writing: Working Your Way Out of Depression

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 11:53 AM

Anyone who’s truly suffered with clinical depression knows that it can feel as though there is no way out. When you’ve lost all hope, and find yourself trapped in and endless cycle of misery, just making a decision to do something seems like an impossible task. For those of us that are lucky, we have access to healthcare, therapists, doctors, and medications that ease our journey back towards a sense of normalcy. For many people though, access to healthcare is limited or non-existent. Finding your way out of the depths of depression on your own is a daunting task. Fortunately, there is a way, even for those of us that can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel, and the best news is that it’s free. All you need is a pen, a piece of paper, and a few minutes of your time.

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Visual Journaling

Posted by Mari McCarthy on Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

By Lyn Alderson.

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Topics: journaling, art journaling, visual journaling

Letting Go With Writing

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

We all know that working through painful experiences can be a tall order. Trying to resolve raw emotions and integrate life experiences takes time, energy, and considerable introspection. Journal writing can help facilitate and apply meaning to your experiences. It can also record ideas, memories, and the chronology of your life, all of which can be resources to expand personal growth and reflection. Journal writing allows you to let go of the problems that are preventing you from moving forward.

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, writing, letting go

How Journaling Helped Me Cope With The Loss Of My Father

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

 By Orsolya Hernold

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Topics: journaling, loss

Writing Therapy With My Flexible Friend

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Apr 06, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

By  Lyn Alderson

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Topics: journal, writing therapy, journaling and spirituality, journal writing therapy, lyn alderson

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Journal Writing Benefits

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!