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About CreateWriteNow

A company dedicated to helping people learn about and utilize the power of Therapeutic Journaling

HOW IT ALL STARTED, MARI’S STORY

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In 1998, I lost the feeling and function in the right side of my body. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) took them from me. The doctors weren’t really helping, so I began a journey to take control of my health. After doing research, I tried a writing therapy which I call ‘Journaling for the Health of It.’

It wasn’t easy for me. I had to learn to write with my left hand. But I dedicated myself to daily ACTION and began a journaling practice known as Morning Pages. I never could have anticipated how powerful and effective this process would become.

As I continued my writing practice, my MS symptoms improved. But, more important, I discovered, uncovered, and recovered my True Self and even tapped into talents I never knew I had.

Best of all, I have developed a compassionate relationship with myself and an inner serenity. I started CreateWriteNow to share my methods, expertise and passion for Therapeutic Journaling to people across the globe who want to address their challenges in life and thrive.

In addition to her passion for journaling, Mari L. McCarthy is an accomplished recording artist. She has also spoken about the connection between her journaling and her music in interviews.

Gosh Mari, this is so beautiful. Pretty music to journal to. Your legacy grows! Thank you for being true to your craft.
- Janet Arnold
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LEARN ABOUT OUR METHODS TO HANDLE LIFE’S EVENTS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is therapeutic journaling all about?
Therapeutic Journaling, or Journal Therapy, is a technique that uses writing to help individuals focus on their thoughts and inner self to encourage awareness and improve overall health and success in life while building the thriving relationships we all yearn for. Therapeutic journaling helps us get into how we think, feel, and behave. It helps us understand the origins of our thoughts and previously unexplainable behavior so we can address the challenges in life and thrive.
What can therapeutic journaling address in life?

Whether you’re a woman, man, or gender-fluid, therapeutic journaling is an ideal tool for exploring any and all aspects of your inner and outer life. If you’re unhappy with your appearance, experience self-doubt, or even despair, therapeutic journaling can help you establish a dialog with yourself that will provide the time and opportunity to ask yourself questions and begin to find ways to answer them.

Perhaps your issues are with other people – family, friends, co-workers, or a significant other -- how they see you, and how you interact with them. Journaling can help you chart a path to better, healthier relationships, come to terms with conditions beyond your control, and take charge of situations that are within your control. From de- cluttering your life and home to getting a better handle on finances and your health, journaling enables you to work out a solution and write down a plan.

Looking for meaning in your life? Explore your spiritual side through journaling. Spirituality is an important part of life and can mean widely different things to different people. Journaling is perfect for connecting more deeply with yourself and your ideas of what constitutes a higher power to you. God? Nature? The universe? It’s all open to exploration through writing. Take a journaling journey to connect more deeply with your own spirituality, find new energy, and create greater fulfillment in your life.

How much time does therapeutic journaling take for it to work?
The short answer is, “as long as it needs.” Depending on what you’re addressing and its impact on your life, it could take days, weeks, months, or even years. The important thing is to write every day, even if it’s only for ten or fifteen minutes. Once you establish journaling as a daily practice, chances are good you’ll begin to experience positive effects almost immediately. What you get out of journaling will be directly correlated to the amount of effort you put into it.
How do I know if therapeutic Journaling will work for me?

The only way to find out is to start. It’s easy – get a notebook and a pen and start writing. Begin a dialog with yourself and be honest about it. Look yourself square in the eye and ask yourself the hard questions that will enable you to confront the situation or condition you find yourself in.

To be clear, therapeutic journaling is NOT the same thing as keeping a diary. While a dairy is a great way to keep track of events and goings-on, therapeutic journaling is a way to take a deeper dive into your life and analyze who you are and why. To uncover the origins and sources of things such as stress and your behavior in response to people, events, and situations. Exploring these issues enables you to discover and, in some cases recover, your true self. Coming to grips with the things that impact your life can be a significant source of inner strength and confidence, providing you with previously-unrealized opportunities to improve your relationships and your well-being.

INSPIRATION FOR YOUR JOURNALING JOURNEY

Explore this inspiring collection of videos to discover how others, including world-renowned motivational speakers, make journaling a priority in their lives. You’ll find that through consistency you can reduce stress, relieve physical pain, build better relationships, overcome obstacles and enrich your life.

Therapeutic Journaling Expert, Mari L. McCarthy Joins Mike Bundrant of the iNLP Center for a Free Webinar
Video: Journaling to Heal and Change Your Life
Video: How to Create the Happy Healthy Life You Want to Live
Video: The Challenges of Successful Journaling
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JOURNALING POWER PROMPTS

A journal prompt is an idea to help you get you started. As you read the prompts below, stop when you find a topic that grabs you and begin to write. Don’t feel restricted by the topic. Let your pen take over and follow where it will lead you.

Journaling Prompt #369 Get Goaling

JOURNALING POWER PROMPTS

Journaling Prompt #369 Get Goaling

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Journaling Prompt #368 - Unstress For Success

JOURNALING POWER PROMPTS

Journaling Prompt #368 - Unstress For Success

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Journal Prompts #367 - Work, Work, Work

JOURNALING POWER PROMPTS

Journal Prompts #367 - Work, Work, Work

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LEARN HOW TO MANAGE THE STRESS AND STRAINS OF LIFE

Free eBook: The Journaling Guide to Manage The Stress and Strains of Life

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