Posts Tagged "journal writing"

Journal Writing: A Remedy for Muddling Through Life

We all muddle through at times. In fact muddling is an inescapable place to be when you are finding your way in a new environment.  When you are working on a new job, learning new subject matter, or starting a new role in life, the way to begin is often…

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…

Keeping a Journal Resolution

Many of us renew journal writing with vigor at the beginning of the year.  There’s a sense of turning a new page and starting the year fresh. with new habits and routines.  There certainly is a spike of LifeJournal sales this time of year–indicating many people make keeping a journal…

5 Reasons to Keep a Journal NOW

1. LESS STRESS: The world economy is floundering and many of our personal financial situations are uncertain.  We’re living through stressful times with many  feeling anxiety from losing our jobs, from dwindling earnings and/or savings, or from having too much debt.  Writing about emotions is a safe way to vent…

As year ends, good time to review your journal

Periodically, it is helpful to step back and take stock of your life. Re-reading your journal as the year ends is an excellent way to do that.  You have captured the subjective views of your life in your journal entries, and, with the aid of a wide-angle lens of time…

Best way to journal: Handwritten or typed journal? Both!

I often hear the question: Which is better: a handwritten or typed journal? Some people love the experience of the movement of arm and hand with pen or pencil moving across paper and the soothing sounds of the scratching against the page. Others like the feel of fingers tap dancing…

Write Your Memento of This Historic Moment

It’s been an historic, exciting, and emotional week for the country, perhaps the world. Regardless of whether Barack Obama was your preferred candidate or not, I think we can agree that the election of the first African-American to the office of presidency highlights the best of what America is. On…

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I just read an interesting article about nightmares in the New York Times Well health blog by Tara Parker-Pope. (https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/31/rewriting-your-nightmares/)  The idea is that if you are troubled by a nightmare that you rewrite the script  of the nightmare.  I would think that literally writing the new script—on…

Write about change and stress

We are living in stressful times. The world is morphing in front of us as we watch—constant technological and communication change, big climate shifts, massive economic turmoil, and in all probability there will be a big change in US policies. That adage that we’ve all heard is “The only constant…

Overcoming the first journal writing block: How to get started

What prevents people from keeping a journal? I can categorize the stumbling blocks into four categories—and combinations of the following: 1. I don’t know how to start and I feel a little silly/intimidated/[fill in the blank]. 2. I don’t have the discipline to keep a journal going, to sustain it….