Journaling Through the Dip

Journaling Through the Dip

Do you quit when the going gets rough? I do, too, sometimes. And it’s a big mistake. Often, we’re just steps away from victory when we throw in the towel. On the other side of the struggle lies the reward for all your hard work. You can use your journal to...
Negative Inspiration + Silver Linings

Negative Inspiration + Silver Linings

While it’s a cliché that the industrious among us make lemonade when handed lemons, clichés exist for a reason: they’re accurate. So let’s talk about making lemonade. I won’t patronize you with vapid ramblings about “positive...
Journaling Through Change

Journaling Through Change

This is a post I wrote for Creativity Portal. It’s a great site and you should check it out. ~Kristin Humans are creatures of habit. We go about our daily lives, confident tomorrow will be just like today. So when change hits, as it inevitably does, we feel lost...
The Importance of Being Specific

The Importance of Being Specific

I should’ve been more specific about the goats. Let me explain. When the movie The Secret came out, it was all the rage. I happened to be in the middle of facilitating an Artist’s Way group when I heard about the movie version. Not one to miss a trend, I...
10 Easy Tips to Start Journaling

10 Easy Tips to Start Journaling

Want to get started journaling? I bet you’ve got a few questions. I’m going to do my best to answer them. Below are the ten essentials for getting started keeping a journal, based on the most frequent roadblocks. If you don’t have time to read the...
7 Ways to Beat the Journaling “Blahs”

7 Ways to Beat the Journaling “Blahs”

Let’s face it. As much as we love journaling and all the benefits it brings, journal writing is not always a picnic. Sometimes we just get, well… sick of it. We’re bored with our journals, bored with our writing – even bored with listening to...