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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.  An unplanned pregnancy throws Becky into crisis.  A raging little girl is buried deep in Becky's psyche.  A journal, unfolding in a dialogue between Becky as overwhelmed client and Becky as therapist, helps her begin to heal her violated self. 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

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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... Read More

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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