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Become Your Own Primary Healthcare Provider

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

This post may challenge or even displease you, but the concept I’m talking about is absolutely at the core of my love for journaling, and so I really have to share it. Tell me what you think, in the comments!

Journal writing and your body may not seem to be naturally connected. But if you have ever tried journaling as a tool to help with weight control, chronic dis-ease, pain management, or other physical demands, you know that there’s an intense, strong bond between our bodies and our mental condition. 

And although we have brilliant doctors and cures in our modern age, it is still the individual who can best bring about their own health. 

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, health, healing

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

Journal Power: Disengaging from Toxic Ties

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 08:00 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: journaling, journal writing, personal growth, toxic relationships

Journaling Journeys: I knew I was a writer when …

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

by Tara Meissner

 

My husband Mike knew I was a writer before I did. He left a notebook for me on the nightstand by my hospital bed in 2010. When I woke up, it was there, but my husband was not. Waking up from a psychotic episode is a terrifying experience. After days of living through hallucinations and delusions, I had no idea what was real and what was imagined.

Finding that notebook grounded me in remembering who I am. It was a symbolic and tangible tool to helping me find health and self while sorting through a bipolar diagnosis. I was a professional writer most of my adult life. Yet, I never completed a book and therefore didn't think of myself as a writer.   

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, memoir, Tara Meissner

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 Internal Self Care

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

The tool called internal self care empowers us to become most fully ourselves. 

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, inner coach, journal power, self care

Journal Power for Peace

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

I’ve been wondering about using journaling to promote peace. 

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, peace

Journal Power for Peace

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

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Topics: journal power

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