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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Mari's Writings

Book Review: Journaling Power. How to Create the Happy, Healthy Life You Want to Live

by Mari L. McCarthy  CreateWriteNow,reviewed by Maria Okorn

Individuals seeking a therapeutic and transformative method for healing and growth should look no further than the very tool that lies at their own fingertips: writing their way to better health. In Journaling Power: How to Create the Happy, Healthy Life You Want to Live, Mari L. McCarthy details an expressive writing program and a commitment to practicing healing techniques through journaling. McCarthy, afflicted with debilitating pain due to symptoms of MS, took charge by writing her own prescription for her life and her health through therapeutic journaling. The author shares not only the relief she gained personally by committing to a specific journaling routine, but she also includes evidence-based research on the physical and psychological benefits of writing as therapy. 

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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Self Growth

10 Steps to Organizing Your Living Space for a Happy and Healthy Home Life

While this may not seem obvious to some people, organizing your home and office can actually improve your happiness, health, and outlook on life. The key is a little insight and discipline.

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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Journeys

How I journaled through fear to write my book

In my writing workshops and online courses, we do a lot of fear-busting. And I teach my magic technique learned from my songwriting days. This gets you back in a balanced state of mind, writing...

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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Physical Health

How Important is it to Manage Stress when Interacting with the Medical Establishment?

It should come as no surprise that most people don’t like to go see the doctor. Physicians often refer to this natural aversion as “white coat syndrome” – an all-too-human reaction to seeing...

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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Journeys, Journaling for Men

A New Tool for Therapeutic Journaling: Nested Meditations

In late summer of 2017, two days before our daughter was to be married, I found myself in a four-hour meeting with my siblings deciding whether we should let my mother’s doctors proceed with...
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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Therapy, Physical Health

Unlocking the Secrets to Managing the Devastating Impact of a Major Health Crisis

There are few things in life as destabilizing and emotionally crippling as a major health crisis. Often, in a split second, your life is turned upside down by an auto accident, an unexpected...

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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Journeys

How I Discovered The Power of Journaling

Why should you take time from your busy day to journal? Because stories rise up out of journaling, and even if they don’t, your story matters. No one can tell your story but you.

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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Therapy, Physical Health

Ways to Manage Health Issues Through Natural, Organic, and Mind Methods

There is no question that we live in a “Pharmaceutical Society.” By that I mean we tend to view everything through the lens of “this can be cured with some kind of pill.” New and more powerful...

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Mari's Journaling Power Blog | Journaling Journeys

The Way Journaling Has Changed My College Life

I remember well my college days. Fast-paced lifestyle, numerous plans and goals, and constant emotional confusion could simply sum up my essence during those years. Most of the time I just felt...

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