Journaling Your Worries Away

Journaling Your Worries Away

Worry is the new human condition. The economy, global warming, in-laws. Even little things cause us to fret on a daily basis. Traffic, deadlines, Starbucks instant coffee. Growing up, my sister had a tiny wooden box filled with miniature people. Their brightly colored...
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...
How to ask for what you want

How to ask for what you want

We used to be experts at asking for what we want. In fact, we felt so entitled to the object of our desire that we’d burst into tears if it wasn’t signed, sealed and delivered immediately. Watch any three-year-old in a toy store if you’ve forgotten...
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...
Journaling Prompts for the Equinox

Journaling Prompts for the Equinox

While it’s folklore that you can balance an egg on its end only during the Equinox, this magical time of the year is perfect for thinking about balance in our lives. In the Pacific Northwest, where I live, balance can be seemingly hard to come by. July sees the...
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...
What Do You Really Want?

What Do You Really Want?

When was the last time you asked yourself what you really want? We are a society of people pleasers and caregivers. Women especially tend to fall into this trap – we are used to putting everyone’s needs before our own. It’s practically part of the...