reviewing journal

End of year journal review

I find it enlightening to re-read my journal entries near the end of a year.  The first thing I try to do–besides clearing a few hours of time by myself–is to start with an open, compassionate mind.  I know–that is not always easy! Make sure that you can be genuinely…

Can’t see the forest for the trees?

When I write in my journal, I usually write about what’s in the forefront of my mind, what in Anais Nin’s words is “warm, vivid, and near to you at the moment.”  Perhaps I describe how my husband/co-worker/sister is agreeable or annoying or aloof.  About what went right today–or what…