Night Terrors and Skeletons in the Closet

Night Terrors and Skeletons in the Closet

When you were little, were you afraid of the dark? I have a confession to make: I still am. My fear of the dark proved to be a serious problem in college. Photojournalism students tend to spend a lot of time with the lights out. (Insert inappropriate joke here.) I...
Venting in Your Journal: An Ode to the Rant

Venting in Your Journal: An Ode to the Rant

I received a great reader question this week. It’s a common question I hear quite a bit, so I decided to answer it here so the rest of you can benefit, too. (If you have a question, always feel free to drop me a line and I’ll do my best to answer it.)...
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...
When Journaling Isn’t the Solution

When Journaling Isn’t the Solution

I’m a staunch advocate for journaling solving pretty much everything. But I recently made a discovery that blew my mind. Literally. Last week I found myself all hung up on an issue, unsure how to solve it. I jumped into the usual method: journaling the beejezus...