Mari's Journal Writing Power Blog

Night Notes: Sleep Tight Every Night

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 07:05 AM

This article originally appeared at as part of my WOW - Journaling Power Blog Tour this October.

Do you have trouble getting off to sleep at night because your mind has gone into overdrive? Or do you drop off only to wake in the early hours with your head full of worries?

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Topics: journaling, night notes, journaling power

5 Reasons Why We Should Look At Problems In A Positive Way

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 10:11 AM

By Kimberley Martinez

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Topics: positive thinking, challenge, personal transformation, journaling power prompt, problems

Morning Pages: Your Best Daily De-Cluttering Routine

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 07:12 AM

This article was originally posted at as part of my WOW Journaling Power Blog Tour this October.

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Topics: morning pages, Mari L. McCarthy, journaling power

Linda Appleman Shapiro Marks The 2nd Anniversary Of The Publication Of Her Memoir, "She's Not Herself"

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 07:36 AM

Linda: Happy 2nd anniversary on the publication of your beautiful, inspiring, healing memoir, She's Not Herself: A psychotherapist's journey into and beyond her mother's mental illness.  CreateWriteNow tribe members: Please read the reviews and purchase it here for yourself or someone you know trying to deal with a parent's mental illness.

This post first appeared in 2014 as part of Linda's WOW Blog Tour.


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Topics: memoir, Linda Appleman Shapiro, psychoanalyst

How To Create And Keep An Art Journal

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 06:00 AM

By Jessica Gust

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Topics: art journaling, art journal, Jessica Gust

Journaling Heals Childhood Emotional Neglect Issues

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 10:34 AM

Were you emotionally neglected as a child? And would you even know if this was the case?

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Topics: journaling, self-awareness, childhood, emotional neglect

Unveil The Wounded Self--Write to Heal

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

 by Jan Marquart LCSW Author

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Topics: Jan Marquart, unveil the wounded self, write to heal

Journaling Power Book Launches Today--Tons of Bonuses for You!

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 12:02 AM

My first book, a self-help memoir, Journaling Power: How To Create The Happy, Healthy Life You Want To Live launches Tuesday, September 27, 2016. And I want Y.O.U. to celebrate with me! Buy it today here and get lots and lots of bonuses.

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Topics: journaling, Mari L. McCarthy, journaling power, personal transformation, self-healing

Nina Amir's New Book: Creative Visualization for Writers

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 07:01 AM

I had a recent conversation with Nina Amir about her new soon to be best-seller, Creative Visualization for Writers and I got some Christmas presents bought...Woo Hoo! ~Mari 

1. Where did you come up with the idea for your new book, Creative Visualization For Writers?

In 2015, I became aware of the adult coloring book trend. I researched coloring books for writers and found two self-published books but nothing else…and I didn’t feel either one of them were good.

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Topics: writing, Nina Amir, creative visualization for writers

Staying Focused By Asking The Right Question

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 06:00 AM

By Liem Nguyen

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Topics: focus, right question,, Liam Nguyen

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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. 

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