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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 obligations and distractions, while slowly letting go of our deepest and most important desires. Too many of our lives, unfortunately, get frittered away by detail, as Thoreau says, and the price for this is great.

The philosopher Plato long ago said “Know thyself,” and few paths are as effective as the simple practice of mindfulness. We get hooked on patterns of belief about a particular story we have been telling ourselves, such as “There’s never enough money” or “Love is impossible to find”, etc, whether or not these stories are actually true. Using mindfulness, we pay attention to who we are at any given moment to look for patterns that are either causing, or easing, suffering.

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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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A Journaling Come Back

In my life, one thing I have been able to count on is journaling.  Now I will not sit here and say I only have one journal, am dedicated each day, or that I make the time, though I can.  All of... Read More

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How Journaling Made Me More Productive

In 2015 I started working with a mindset coach.  At this time I had very little direction in my life and was just existing day-to-day.  I didn’t have any goals or plans.  I’m a small business... Read More

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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

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Someone to Watch Over Me

When my nephew, Alex, was five, I wanted to give him comfort and guidance in the aftermath of his parents’ divorce.  I live several states away and visits were infrequent.  I wanted not only to... Read More

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Why I Started Journaling

How many times have you gone to write something, and just not known where to start? There are so many places to start, it’s hard to just pick one word or thought.  And as you stare longer and...

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Ditching Technology: Journaling Is Still Best With Pen & Paper

By Jen Jope

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