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I BELIEVE IN MAGIC

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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Saving Worries for the Journal

Okay, I wouldn’t go so far as to say that bullet journaling saved my life. But it wasn’t far off. Bullet journaling made sure I could continue moving forward on my dream job. And that’s a big... Read More

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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",... Read More

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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 to go 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