Journaling for personal development and creative growth

Your friendly guide to building the life you want through journaling. Journal prompts to help you gain clarity, enrich your life, build your creativity and expand your mind.


Resources to help you start or deepen your writing practice

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30 Days to a Journaling Life is my free eBook taking you on a month-long journaling adventure. Featuring day-by-day guidance, prompts and tips to help you get the most out of your journaling!

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.

Well, I Never!

Well, I Never!

Have you been coloring inside the lines for so long that you’ve forgotten how to break free?

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How to Journal in 10 Simple Steps

1. Keep it Simple

Journal writing at its core 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.

We humans are a curious bunch — we make things needlessly complicated. So if you feel yourself getting mired in whether or not you’re doing it right, which journal to use, or when when you “should” write, or if the color of your pen will affect the outcome, 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 shelve 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. If you fear it will be read, you’ll censor yourself and the benefits of journaling will be lost.

Also, sharing your journal opens it up for debate and criticism, neither of which are appropriate for this medium. It’s nobody’s business but yours.

When you’re not writing, keep your journal out of sight. It’ll at least keep the honest people out.

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.

About Journaling Saves

Who Am I, Anyway?

I’m Kristin and journaling saved my life. I’ve been journaling daily for more than 30 years. I created this website in 2008 to help you start or deepen your journaling  practice. You can learn more about the site, my mission, and me on the About page.