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Reinventing Myself Through Journaling

My Story: I was introduced to journaling at a young age, my mother was an avid artist, reader and writer, I guess she passed her love of those pursuits onto me. Being an only child and not having many children my own age around me to play with, I tended to turn inward for entertainment and solace.  I loved expressing my creativity, it was my escape, I would write, read, paint, draw... anything that made me feel less alone and more alive. As a child, we also had an extended family member living with us who could be mentally and physically abusive. When most kids avoided being sent to their rooms, being sent to mine was actually a relief, I could hide away journaling.

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Spring 2019: Becoming a Journal Gardener

After enduring Winter's overly-long stay here in this corner of the world, there is giddy rejoicing at April's much anticipated arrival with abundant sunshine at last and the stirring of new life....

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My Spiritual Sunrise

I have been journaling, studying journaling, and teaching journaling for twenty-five years. I’ve written morning pages a la Julia Cameron for twenty years. Here’s what I’ve learned. There are...

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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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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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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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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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Journaling Through Life’s Transitions

The best thing about the future  is that it comes one day at a time.

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Discovering Courage Through Journal Writing

Ever since I was a little girl, my journal has been my closest companion. In those early golden years of childhood, it was a place to draw, describe my day, and try my hand at poetry. Later it...

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