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    Health Matters: Journaling Prompts to Improve Your Health

    Your journal is a powerful tool that can transform your health. While the majority of health-related journal prompts are geared toward supporting mental health, journaling can also support your physical well-being by helping you:

    · Recognize changes in your body

    · Collect information about symptoms

    · Process thoughts and feelings

    · Weigh treatment options

    · Select self-care strategies

    · Take action to improve your health

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    Health Matters: Journaling for Better Sleep

    Roughly 40% of Americans struggle with insomnia. And if you happen to be one of them, you know that not getting enough restful sleep can take a toll on your health. Worries over finances, job...

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    Health Matters: Create a Healthy Lifestyle with Journaling

    Creating a healthy lifestyle requires a clear vision and a clear strategy. Without a clear vision you won’t know where you’re headed, and without a clear strategy you won’t know how to get there.

    As...

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    Health Matters: Journaling Your Weight Loss Journey

    Nearly half of all US adults attempt to lose weight every year, but only a small percentage are successful. The weight loss journey is often long and frustrating, and that’s because there are many...

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    Health Matters: Diabetes Self-Management: How Journaling Can Help

    As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care & education specialist, I’ve worked with clients for the past 20 years to help them create healthier habits, and I know just how uncomfortable it...

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    Health Matters: Food Journaling for Better Health

    Most people know that healthy eating is a basic tenet of good health. If you don’t nourish your body well, it isn’t going to perform well. But when life gets busy, it’s easy to fall off track. Even...

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    Health Matters: Calming Self-Care Strategies for Your Journaling Practice

    I love the stillness of the early morning hours. It’s quiet. It’s unhurried. And it gives me a chance to check in with myself within the pages of my journal before my to-do list commands my full...

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    Health Matters: Journaling for New Beginnings

    A few years ago, I embarked on a solo, cross-country adventure. The trip came on the heels of the end my marriage, at a time when I felt completely directionless and broken. My new beginning involved...

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    Health Matters: Journaling for a Healthier New Year

    I like to do my annual planning in December each year. In part, it’s because whenever I’ve waited until January, I’ve ended up feeling rushed and behind before the year even gets started. Carving out...

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