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Keeping a Journal Resolution

Many of us renew journal writing with vigor at the beginning of the year.  There’s a sense of turning a new page and starting the year fresh. with new habits and routines.  There certainly is a spike of LifeJournal sales this time of year–indicating many people make keeping a journal…

Write about your kids now for a meaningful gift later

I’ve been busy with family this last week and half and I’m enjoying it.  My children are home on break from college and we’ve had great discussions about politics, their future, some of their childhood memories–you know, the whole gamut of family discussions.  And now my young nieces–5 and 8…

5 Reasons to Keep a Journal NOW

1. LESS STRESS: The world economy is floundering and many of our personal financial situations are uncertain.  We’re living through stressful times with many  feeling anxiety from losing our jobs, from dwindling earnings and/or savings, or from having too much debt.  Writing about emotions is a safe way to vent…

As year ends, good time to review your journal

Periodically, it is helpful to step back and take stock of your life. Re-reading your journal as the year ends is an excellent way to do that.  You have captured the subjective views of your life in your journal entries, and, with the aid of a wide-angle lens of time…

The Swiss Army knife of journal software: LifeJournal

I’ve been thinking about the hammer analogy of the previous post. Yes, journals are tools that people use for a variety of purposes.  And I’d then suggest that LifeJournal is the Swiss Army knife of journal software: Many cool tools packed into one easy-to-use program.

Your purpose in keeping a journal?

Just like a hammer can be used to build a mansion or a tree house, a fence or chair, journals are tools, used for many purposes. Whether you use your journal to write about your family and kids, your personal growth, your health, your spiritual growth, or to maintain a…

A shot of journal juice

Every now and then it feels great to get a shot of “journal juice” that gives you a boost of journal inspiration.  Well, belly up to the bar with me and have an invigorating shot of journal-writing motivation from a long-time LifeJournal friend, Barbara Bretton.  The following is an excerpt…

Thanksgiving–a good time to start a gratitude journal

If you can, take a reflective break this Thanksgiving weekend to write a journal entry with a list of specifics of what you feel grateful for in your life: What is good about your relationships with family and friends, what is right with your health, what you enjoy at your…

Keeping a Dream Journal

One of the ways I have used my journal has been to record my dreams.  There was a period in my life when I was quite interested in remembering and recording my dreams. I view dreams as conversations with and messages to myself that help me uncover those qualities and…

Best way to journal: Handwritten or typed journal? Both!

I often hear the question: Which is better: a handwritten or typed journal? Some people love the experience of the movement of arm and hand with pen or pencil moving across paper and the soothing sounds of the scratching against the page. Others like the feel of fingers tap dancing…