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Mari's #JournalingPower Blog

How Journaling Made Me a Writer

Posted by Elizabeth Garber on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 07:30 AM

Sharing your experiences with others is both an opportunity for your own self-reflection and a chance to give back. By sharing how you have used journaling to cope with difficult life experiences, overcome obstacles and thrive, you can inspire others and help them heal.

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Topics: journaling for writers, personal journaling journey

I BELIEVE IN MAGIC

Posted by Kay Butzin on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 @ 11:23 AM

It will be nineteen years on April 9 since I wrote my first three morning pages.  Over the days and months since, I have journaled my way to a better understanding of myself, my family, and every relationship in which I’ve ever been.  Having experienced the benefits of journaling in general and of Mari’s programs in particular, and being in a writing slump at the time, I accepted her promotional offer of the self-paced program, 14 Days of Journal Magic for Writers.

Life interrupted and I took twenty days rather than fourteen to complete it; but when I had to miss a day, I looked extra-forward to my next journaling session.  First thing in the morning I would print a copy of the day’s exercises and then sit with my mug of coffee, lap desk, spiral notebook and gel pen, and respond to the prompts.  As a result I wrote:

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Topics: morning pages, journaling for writers

My Journal: A Cauldron of Creativity

Posted by Carol Ohmart-Behan on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 @ 07:30 AM

From my first treasured faux-leather "Daily Diary" with its clasp and key that held my adolescent secrets (securely, I hoped!), to the present assortment of three or four notebooks "in use", journaling has held a central and beloved place in my life.  It's a many-decades love affair that's covered all the bases from dashed-off entries of life's dailiness, a place to practice my writer's craft, journals holding my dream-notes, ponderings on life's enigmas and challenges, and perhaps most powerfully, a valued companion of my spiritual odyssey.

I was blessed to grow up in a home with a mother who made time nearly every day to write in her own diary or notebooks, a many-volumed treasure now lovingly preserved in two large cartons.  Her example to me of how women were entitled to private reflective time is a priceless legacy.

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Topics: journaling for writers, journaling for creativity

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