Journaling for growth + creativity

Journal prompts, tips and inspiration to gain clarity, improve your relationships and enrich your life


I’m Kristin Donovan and I’ve been journaling daily for more than 30 years. Join me as I guide you in building the life you want through journaling. I’m here to help you start or deepen your journaling  practice through my original articles, journal prompts and weekly emails. Let’s have fun and get you writing today!

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Journal Prompts to get you writing

Fill that Blank Page

Not sure what to write about? Overcome writer’s block and dig deep in your journal using these journal prompts for inspiration.

#35: Sink or Swim?

#35: Sink or Swim?

Sometimes letting go is the right thing to do. And sometimes loss teaches us to tread water longer next time.

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How to Journal in 10 Simple Steps

1. Keep it Simple

Journaling is simple. You get some paper and a pen, you write a few pages about what’s going on. You do it again tomorrow. And the next day.

If you start thinking you’re doing it wrong, or you don’t have the perfect journal, or you don’t know what to write about… take a breath and get back to basics.

Words, on a page. It’s really that simple.

2. Keep it Private

Don’t share your journal and keep it out of reach. Your journaling privacy is essential to the process.

Your journal is a safe place for you to explore whatever is on your mind without worrying about how it will affect anyone else.

Is Journaling for You?

You have questions and I have answers! You may be wondering if journaling can really improve your quality of life and more. Some questions I often hear are:

  • Why should I journal?
  • Will it be worth the effort?
  • What’s it really going to do for me?

I’ll tell you what I’ve discovered in more than 30 years of journaling.


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How to Journal

How to Journal

Journaling at its heart is simple. Here’s how to keep it that way.

Stay Inspired

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