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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 courage, journaling for hope, journaling for health

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