Mari's Journal Writing Power Blog

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

The Blank Pages

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

By Tara C. Pray

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Journal Writing Creates Marvelous Memoirs

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 11:41 AM

By Bobbie Helbig

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Topics: journaling, writing memoirs

Journaling Challenge Helps Me Gain A Little More Ground

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 10:16 AM

By Pam Dickhaus

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Topics: journaling, creativity, inner critic, journaling challenge

Organic Organizing for Writers

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

By Pamela Jane

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Topics: memoir, Pamela Jane, organizing for writers

How To Stick with Writing Therapy When You Want to Bail

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

Journaling is the ultimate self-therapy tool. It’s simple to do and accessible wherever you are. With a pen and a notebook, you have the power to work through difficult experiences and move toward long-term, holistic health.

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Topics: journaling, journaling tips, writing therapy, journaling power

Therapeutic Writing: Just the Cure for the Sunday Night Blues

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Mar 02, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

You’ve had a wonderful weekend. Dinner with friends. Downtime with family. A little productivity and a little relaxation. And then Sunday afternoon arrives. All of a sudden, you have a looming sense of dread that Monday is just a few hours away. You start running through your to-do list in your head. What do you have to do this week at work? What tasks did you leave unfinished on Friday? What events are coming up on the calendar?

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Topics: journaling, journal, Therapeutic Writing

Expressive Writing: Turn Regrets Into Relief

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

 Have you ever made a big mistake with irreversible, negative consequences? If so, you’re not alone.

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Topics: journaling, writing therapy, Expressive Writing, regret

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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!