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Courageous Journaling

Posted by Antoinette Truglio Martin on Mon, Oct 09, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

Originally I began journaling as proof of my writing ambitions.  I was a young teen—maybe younger.  Marbled composition books, diaries with locks, and beautifully bound journals were cluttered with ramblings of story starters, poetry experiments, and quiet observations.  I did not notice that my thoughts and heart were quietly affirmed.  I just wrote—some days more than others.

Then cancer hit.  Fear, anger, and doubt were cast front and center. Hearing and speaking the words shook me to the core, even though my prognosis that I’d survive Stage I breast cancer was excellent.  But I needed to be brave, and courage was not in my skill set.  I knew I had to stay connected and be supported by the people I loved without frightening them or myself.

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Topics: journaling for health, journaling for courage, journaling for hope

Journaling—My Launching Pad to a Healthy Life

Posted by Jenny Patton on Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 07:40 AM

When I was seven, I made my own journal out of legal pad paper—a little book that sparked a passion forwriting down my thoughts, feelings and desires. E.M. Forster asks, “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” Here’s my take: “How do I know who I am until I see what I think?”

Even though I knew how much journaling helped me make decisions, solve problems and reflect on the person I was becoming, I let life—work, kids, other responsibilities—take over and didn’t journal during most of my twenties. During those years, I developed endometriosis, tendinitis, Crohn’s disease, osteoarthritis and other autoimmune illnesses.

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Topics: journaling for health

Eating Disorder Recovery: Changing Your Thoughts through Journaling

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Journaling can be a great tool to help you change your thoughts in eating disorder recovery. Do you catch yourself thinking things like, “I’m ugly," “I’ll never recover," or “I don’t deserve better than to have this eating disorder for the rest of my life?" Thoughts like these can sabotage your recovery efforts. 

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Topics: journaling, journal writing, eating disorders, journaling for health, Laurie Glass

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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!  

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