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Life Matters Blog | Health Matters, Life Matters

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 routine mammogram.

Instead, I was facing a potentially life-changing diagnosis, and that realization created a tsunami-sized wave of anxiety within me.

I waited for a full week for the biopsy.

And then I waited another three days for my test results.

During those fear-filled days that I spent waiting, I was grateful for the blank pages of my journal. There, I was able to unload my anxiety. There, I was able to release the range of emotions that bubbled up inside me. There, I was able to play out “what ifs” and “worst case scenarios”—just in case. And between my worries, I also managed to find glimpses of hope and gratitude on the pages as well.

In the end, I received the good news I was hoping for: the area of concern turned out to be benign. But what I learned through that journey is that expressive writing can be an incredibly powerful tool when you’re worried about your health.

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Life Matters Blog | Life Matters, Spiritual Matters

Spiritual Matters: The Most Important Question

So far, in this Spiritual Matters Column, I have written about a variety of ways to journal to help us grow spiritually; that is, to grow into the most loving person, to ourselves, and everyone and...

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Life Matters Blog | Money Matters, Life Matters, Prosperity Matters, Financial Freedom Matters

Financial Freedom Matters: How are Prosperity and Wealth Related?

Wealth and prosperity are two influential concepts that have been intertwined for centuries. However, there is a fundamental misunderstanding about the relationship between wealth and prosperity....

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Life Matters Blog | Life Matters, Men Matters

Men Matters: Homemade health drinks and their good effects on men’s health

Health drinks for men are plenty. And guess what often you can make a healthy glass of drink for yourself at home with all the ingredients that are present in your kitchen. If you are wondering how...

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Life Matters Blog | Self Matters, Life Matters, Self-Love Matters

Self-Love Matters: Practice Self-Love With These 3 Journaling Ideas

Your journal is the ultimate storytelling device. Whether you are charting your frustrations, anxieties, goals, aspirations, or affirmations of self-love, it’s important to express yourself instead...

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Life Matters Blog | Life Matters, Men Matters

Men Matters: What People Don't Notice About You: A Man's Perspective on Self-Image

It's easy to forget that self-image is a lot more than just how you look. It's the way we see ourselves in our own minds, and it affects every aspect of our lives. It affects what kind of clothes we...

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Life Matters Blog | Self Matters, Life Matters, Self-Love Matters

Self-Love Matters: Are You a Codependent?

Do you find yourself in a perpetual state of rescuing others, saving them from one disaster after another? Or the other people in your life belittle you rather than offer support when you need...

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Life Matters Blog | Health Matters, Life Matters

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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Life Matters Blog | Self Matters, Life Matters, Self-Love Matters

Self-Love Matters: 6 Surprising Tips to Start (and Actually Stick) with A Journaling Habit

My apartment used to be littered with empty notebooks with a first page that read, “I’m excited to start journaling again!” And then, after a few scribbled pages, nothing. I couldn’t seem to stick...

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