journaling ritual

Journaling Rituals

Dr. Jamie Pennebaker (psychology professor at University of Texas) has done extensive research about expressive writing. He investigated the conditions that help enhance the expressive writing process and found that creating a writing ritual was very beneficial. Being focused, non-judgmental, and connected to your interior world fosters deeper writing–but it’s…

To Delete or Not Delete?

Sometimes people feel that a particular journal entry they have written is one that they never want to read¬† again. They want to burn it, rip it into shreds, and do away with it totally. I have a slightly different attitude:¬† I think that all of my writing–good, bad, beautiful…