Journal Your Way to the Best Birthday Ever

Journal Your Way to the Best Birthday Ever

In honor of my birthday this week (I get a week), I’d like to share some of my annual journaling rituals. Journal writing is the perfect tool for creating personal development rituals. Goal setting and life assessment rituals provide the opportunity to regularly...
How to Infuse Your Journal Writing with Heart

How to Infuse Your Journal Writing with Heart

While journal writing is foremost about Process, I’m beginning to think a little focus on Product may create a more authentic and well-rounded journaling experience.  A little more Heart to balance out all that Head. I was reading Creative Journal Writing by...
How to Purge Negativity and Get Positive

How to Purge Negativity and Get Positive

Lately I’ve really been enjoying one of the perks of journal writing: purging negativity on a visceral level so I can start daily with a clean slate. I was always aware of this benefit, but recently I’ve developed a conscious appreciation for the fine art...
Get Real About Your Past

Get Real About Your Past

I have a habit of romanticizing the past, sometimes to the extent of rewriting history. Part of it is my creative brain that likes clean plot lines and dramatic tension. Part of it is a crappy memory from sordid adventures in my twenties. My journal is a great tool...