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Journal Power: Managing Emotions

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, emotions, emotional health

A Journaling Journey: Pam's 27 Days

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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.

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Topics: self-discovery, writing, 27 Days of Journaling, memoir

Journal Power: Disengaging from Toxic Ties

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

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. 

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Topics: journal writing, relationship issues

I knew I was a writer when ...

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

by Tara Meissner

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Topics: memoir, writing healing

Journal Power for Peace

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Journal Power: Losing Self-Loathing

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Does it happen with you sometimes? Are there times when you just don’t like yourself? When you feel like a big disappointment to yourself; like you can’t do anything right; like you’re a colossal waste of material?

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Topics: journaling, journal, self-discovery, self-improvement, self-loathing

Rites of Passage: The Adult Orphan

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Sep 09, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Topics: journaling, memoir, Sydney Avey

Journal Power: Making Choices

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Sometimes it’s really hard to make a choice. 

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, self-discovery, self-growth, self-improvement, decision making

Mari, I’ll Take Your Twenty-Seven Days, With a Twist, Please!

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, self-discovery, Nathan Ohren, peace

Journal Power: A Place for Rage

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Journal writing is a place where our most violent selves may have free expression.

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, anger, 27 Day Journaling Challenge, rage

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