Mari's Journal Writing Power Blog

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

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

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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!