journal prompts

How is a writing prompt like a wood stork?

There’s something about the silhouette of the wood stork– a large black and white shorebird–which always reminds me of a stocky old man hunched over, hands behind his back, shuffling along a city street. Is it the angle of the neck? The heaviness of his body? Or, maybe it’s the…

A Snapshot: Journal Prompts to Capture Your Life

by Ruth Folit My parents weren’t committed photographers, but I enjoy revisiting the photos my parents took while I was growing up. I learn something new each time I re-examine them. Photos are one kind of snapshots to review, but I’d like to offer another type of snapshot: a set…

Improve Your Creativity with the Creativity Add-On

One of the most creative people ever known to the world is Leonardo Da Vinci. Scientist, artist, sculptor, inventor, mathematician, engineer, botanist, musician and writer, Da Vinci kept extensive journals for years, reportedly totaling about 13,000 pages! Creativity is a confluence of many things—focus, perspective, putting in your time, being…

Journals: Decoding the Invisible Ink of Your Life

When I was in elementary school I was intrigued by magic and how it worked.  I wasn’t as interested in performing the tricks as I was in understanding how they worked.  In one of the magic books I read there was information about invisible ink and how to make it…

Never too late to start keeping a journal

When I’m responding to the usual introductory small talk of “what do you do?” I open the floodgates of guilt and regret. I’m not trying to. It’s not my fault; it just happens. Here’s how the conversation usually goes: So, Ruth, what do you do? My standard response,” I own…