Posts Tagged "journal writing"

A Post about Journaling as a Form of Meditation

I enjoy reading the Daily OM. There was a post they ran two days ago,  Mapping the Inner Journey that I thought was  an interesting perspective–viewing journal writing as a form of meditation, an active meditation. I agree there are many parallels between the two activities.  I wonder if any…

The Dilemma of the Memoir

There are a couple of articles in the NY Times in yesterday’s and today’s paper about dilemmas that crop up with writing memoirs. The first article,  A Mother’s Memoir, A Son’s Anguish is about the memoir, The Lost Child: A Mother’s Story.  Author Julie Myerson has written about her son’s…

The Information Age

The Information Age.  It’s the era in which we’re currently living.  But, do you feel better educated, better informed, better entertained?  Most will probably answer, yes, you are more informed.  But consider this: do you also often feel simply overwhelmed and moderately unsettled?! Some of the information you receive conflicts…

Write in your Journal: Defrag your brain!

I was recently talking with Kay Adams, the author of Journal To The Self and the director of The Center for Journal Therapy.  She had a wonderful analogy about journal writing that will make total sense to anyone who uses a computer.  When she writes in her journal she feels…

Keeping different journals–a dream journal, a health journal, a daily journal…

People who keep paper journals often keep several–a dream journal, a health journal, a work/school journal,  a daily journal.  I’ve never done that.  But I do understand the reasoning–it’s a way to be more organized, to be able to find the journal entries that you are looking for, and to…

Catch ’em doing something right. Then write!

Last night at a writing workshop webinar that Sheila Bender and I are facilitating, (if you are interested in joining the webinar, send me an email at rfolit at lifejournal dot com–it’s not too late!), a participant told us of a writing exercise that I consider brilliant!  When her children…

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…

Journal Writing and Focus

During the last 15 years, my husband and I have taken a handful of bicycle trips overseas.  We’ve planned our routes, carried our clothes in panniers affixed to the rear of the bike, and for some trips have even brought our own bikes with us.  It’s a lot of work…

Journal writing: from jumbled entry to meaningful prose

I just re-read a journal entry I had written and found myself laughing aloud! My entry–hastily written in free flow– sounded like it was written by a barely literate drunk. Misplaced modifiers, a soup of typos, crazy shifts in tenses and viewpoints.  And I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person?!…