Transitions: A Rich Time for Journal Writing

In my earlier career I conducted studies of the richly productive area where sea meets shore. The coast is a dynamic place, where tides swish in and out; where barnacles and mussels cling to rock or shell; where seagrasses abound attracting small fish which attract bigger fish, which of course…

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Jennifer Egan, Started with a Journal

Jennifer Egan is the 2011 Pulitzer prize winner for fiction, for her book A Visit From the Goon Squad.  There’s a fascinating interview with her, where she describes how she became a writer.  The way she talks about her early years of learning to write and even how she selected…

Join Eric Maisel’s Teleseminar: Journal Your Way to Success!

I have big news about an exciting and practical teleseminar by Eric Maisel called “Journal Your Way to Success!” Eric is an amazingly creative, perceptive, and experienced author, creativity coach, and therapist. Not only does he understand people and the creative process and knows how to bring out the best…

This year do MORE than just resolve to keep up your journal writing. Actually, do it!

… and you’ll begin making the life changes that you want! During December and January, those involved with the journal writing world online see activity skyrocket. During these couple of months more people buy journals, journal software, read this blog and rev up for a year in which they resolve…

Journal Writing: Thinking BIG!

Eric Maisel, creativity coach, author, psychotherapist, and member of the IAJW Journal Council (see www.IAJW.org), writes on Huffington Post about introducing BIG THINKING–that is, independent thinking– to students at school for 45 minutes daily. I fully agree. For many of us, that’s what journal writing is about–independent, big thinking– wrestling…

Ethics and Journal Writing and Privacy

Recently I received a request from the brother of a man who had died during the past year.  The brother wrote telling me that he had found on his deceased brother’s computer the LifeJournal program and that he wondered if I would help him decrypt the program and allow him…

Use your journal to reach your goals!

Use LifeJournal to move you along on your journey of refining and improving your life. I capture the momentum of my own natural ups and downs.  The Daily Pulse feature in LifeJournal is a way to observe some of my natural trends, which I might not otherwise notice. For example, if…

Freedom Found Through Journaling

by Nora Hooper, guest blogger The black and white marbleized cover of my Composition Notebook would seem to stare at me with expectation, its virgin pages beckoning. It would not take long before I filled the sheets of pristine paper with every thought or event that was happening my life….

Journaling is Risky Business

Guest post by Dr. Carla McElhaney As a pianist, teacher and coach, I’m in the business of making magic happen. I’m an alchemist of sorts, applying energy and devotion to whatever raw materials the day brings in order to transform what is into what could be. My work, whether it be…

A Secret to Journal Writing with Passion: Surrender!

Do you sometimes feel that you’re just going through the motions with your journal writing? Do you wish you could experience breakthroughs at every writing session? Dr. Carla McElhaney, avid journal writer, pianist, and coach (www.carlamcelhaney.com) offers this advice about how surrendering to the writing process helps bring creative and…