journal writing

Steve Jobs: Listen to Your Inner Voice

Steve Jobs was a giant in his time.  More than an inventor and an entrepreneur, he revolutionized our culture with beautifully designed music systems (iPods), smartphones (iPhones), and mini-computers (iPads). In his graduation speech at Stanford University in 2005, he said: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living…

Dr. James Pennebaker Believes that Expressive Writing Can Be a Path to Healing

Watch this short video of James Pennebaker discussing his book, The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us.: In the 1980s, psychologist Jamie Pennebaker discovered that expressive writing is a route to healing. This interview will bring you up to date on his latest fascinating research about…

The Power of Words: More Concrete Evidence

It’s Sunday morning, my husband and I have come back from our decades-long traditional early morning weekend 25-mile bike ride. When we ride—usually with Rick and Nora our biking buddies—we take turns in the front of the single file “pulling.” The person at the front cuts through the wind and…

Noise in your Journal Writing?

In everyday parlance, noise is unwanted sound. In the electronics world it’s a disturbance of a signal: the hum of an audio speaker; the static from a radio station; the snow on a television screen. It’s spam in an e-mail inbox.  Noise is the stuff that not only isn’t meaningful…

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…

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…