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    Health Matters: Journaling for Whole Health

    When you hear the words “whole health” what comes to mind? Healthy food? Physical fitness? Getting enough sleep?

    Whole health is just one of many terms used to describe your overall health and well-being. Wholeness implies that you are tending to your unique needs in a holistic way, giving each aspect of your life what it needs—physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc.—to keep you at your best.

    The problem is that most of us tend to our health in a fragmented way, only focusing on our needs when we’re suffering symptoms of an illness, strained relationships, or some other consequence of self-neglect.

    Instead of giving our health the attention it deserves, we put our needs to the side so we can support and manage the needs of others. That’s not inherently wrong or bad (especially for parents and caregivers who are in a particular season of life), but if we consistently shrug away our own needs, we’ll eventually run out of steam. And that means we aren’t able to show up for others the way we want to either.

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    Health Matters: Journaling for When You’re Worried About Your Health

    “You’re going to need a biopsy.”

    I hadn’t expected to hear those words. My head felt heavy as I tried to process the weight of what the radiologist had just said to me.

    It was just supposed to be a...

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    Health Matters: Halting the Hustle Through Journaling

    From side hustles to double-booked calendars, busyness has become the norm for many. While being passionate and committed to a goal can certainly provide a sense of meaning and purpose, it can also...

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    Health Matters: The Latest Health Benefits of Journaling

    Journaling has been widely recognized as a therapeutic form of self-expression, and many health benefits have been tied to the practice. As researchers and psychologists continue to study expressive...

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    Health Matters: How to Create a Personal Health Journal

    Do you have a health journal? A place to record the significant changes, milestones, and events that directly (or indirectly) impact your health and well-being?

    This article walks you through the...

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    Health Matters: Unclutter Your Mind with Journaling

    Cluttered minds create cluttered lives.

    Have you ever noticed how much harder life feels when your mind is weighed down with negative thoughts? Mind clutter can make it difficult to see things as...

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    Health Matters: 100 Health Journal Prompts

    Journaling is a powerful self-care tool, which also makes it a powerful healthcare tool. By examining your thoughts, emotions, and desires within the pages of your journal, you can realign your...

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    Health Matters: Mood Journaling for Your Health

    Your mood influences your health.

    In fact, it probably plays a much bigger role than you realize.

    Research shows that a bad mood can damage your heart, interfere with sleep, and increase your risk...

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    Health Matters: Body Positivity Journaling

    There’s no doubt about it: journaling is good for your health.

    Journaling is a deeply therapeutic and healing exercise, especially during life’s more challenging moments. Mari L. McCarthy’s book, ...

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