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My Journal: A Cauldron of Creativity

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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A Year of Journaling and Journeying

Around this time a year ago, I faced a fork stuck in the road.  To stay in my council home and attempt togo back to a full time teaching job; or continue counselling training, keep the pony and... Read More

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Your journey of self-discovery

Many years ago when I was a Theosophist I was told by a well-meaning old man that I would be a healer. I only half listened to his comment because I never imagined for one minute that I would be... Read More

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How Journaling Helped Me Manifest a Life I Love.

I first got asked to start journaling at different personal growth seminars I went to.  Facing my fears, crying over past trauma, pushing through fears… easy… journaling was the WORST THING EVER.... Read More

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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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The Healing Power of Journaling

I have been journaling since I was a child.  I used to have this really pretty journal when I was a about 10 years old, which was pink and purple and had sparkles all over it.  The most important... Read More

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Finding Balance Through Journaling

I started journaling regularly in my early teens.  For me it was a chance to express what I had difficulty saying out loud - voice my questions about life, friendships, hopes and concerns one... Read More

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Courageous Journaling

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... Read More

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Journaling—My Launching Pad to a Healthy Life

When I was seven, I made my own journal out of legal pad paper—a little book that sparked a passion forwriting down my thoughts, feelings and desires. E.M. Forster asks, “How do I know what I... Read More