self-help

The Shift Key: The Key to Effective Journal Writing

Did you ever play office as a kid? I remember pretending to be a worker in an office with an old typewriter that we had. I’d set it up in our NY suburban living room on an Edward Wormley end table—not knowing how chic that little piece of furniture was….

Write for Emotional Balance

All kinds of people in different ways know that writing in journals helps cultivate emotional balance. Look at this diverse list: “We taught the diary as an exercise in creative will; as an exercise in synthesis; as a means to create a world according to our wishes, not those of…

Writing with your non-dominant hand

When journaling, have you ever found yourself  writing about the same issue over and over and over and you feel like you are not making any progress? Here’s a tip that will help you make some headway:  Write with your non-dominant hand.  You might even want to start a conversation…

Monica Seles: “Big on journaling”

Last Friday, NY Times Health writer, Tara Parker-Pope interviewed tennis star Monica Seles.  Seles was in the height of her career in 1993 when, during a tennis match in Germany, a deranged spectator stabbed her in the back with a kitchen knife.  Not surprising, that incident affected Seles deeply and…

Invest in Yourself!

You don’t need me to remind you about the challenging times we are living in. The question I pose is: What is the best strategy to make your way through these challenging times?  What can you invest in now to help you prosper in the future? My answer: now, more…

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…