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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 chemotherapy for her recently-diagnosed cancer. (She had dementia and could not make the decision for herself.) My mind was sending me messages like “WEDDING + DEATH = OVERLOAD!” But I kept doing my best to be present to the process of my family dealing with Mom’s dying even as I wished I could be 100% focused on the wedding preparations.
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Therapeutic Writing Saved My Life

“The pen is mightier than the sword,” I’m sure you’ve been exposed to these words at some point, but have you ever given the quote any real thought as to what means? How could a pen possibly be...

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7 Ways Writing Helps Find the Harmony in Life

Many people today spend their time trying to achieve seemingly impossible tasks. They keep on attempting new ways to allocate the same amount of time to all areas of their life. From creating time...

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How journaling helped me grow my career as a wedding celebrant?

Being a wedding celebrant isn’t a forced job, it is out of passion and interest. Unlike other jobs, wedding celebrants go through a course of training. In the training, we learn about public...

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The Therapy Journal: A Novel

A psychotherapist, Becky Hoffman, has her own untold history of severe childhood trauma.  Lathsamy, Becky's client, as a child was enslaved for three years by a sex trafficking ring in Thailand.... Read More

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Information (Age) Overload? Grab a Journal and Write!

Most of us are now constantly overrun with information, and our minds are discovering the downside to the “information age.” It’s never been easier to get mentally foggy and enmeshed in our daily... Read More

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The Power of Affirmative Journaling

The first 100-story building was not designed and built by someone with a 50-story imagination. Now, I don’t know who this person was, but I’m certain before this building existed, the designer... Read More

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My Journaling Journey

Maybe turning 50 was a flashing yellow light.  Maybe I was afraid the light was about to turn red – on reaching significant goals I had set for myself.

What came to be my daily journaling habit...

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Does Writing Help with Depression?

A few years back I used to work a lot on my writing. It wasn’t anything professional, it wasn’t even in English, I just really enjoyed writing different role-playing settings.  Very fitting for a... Read More