Category Archives: Personal Journaling

What is Journaling for Creativity?

A Guest Post by Andrew Shackcloth What is Journaling for Creativity and who would benefit from including it in their lives? Journaling for creativity is not a single journaling practice. It is a concept that uses a collection of many … Continue reading

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Journaling through the Holidays

A Guest Post by Tina Games How Personal Writing Can Ease Stress and Bring More Joy to the Season While the holiday season can be quite joyous, it can also bring up a lot of stress and overwhelm – and … Continue reading

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How to Activate the Law of Attraction Through Journaling

A Guest Post by Michael Pearlman Many people use journaling as a way of releasing events of the day or working through specific issues. The concept of stream of consciousness journaling via Morning Pages was introduced by Julia Cameron in … Continue reading

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Meet Mari L. McCarthy

Over the next few weeks, we will spotlight our 2014 Journaling Expo presenters in this blog, so you can get to know them a little better. We begin with this year’s Journaling Expo sponsor, Mari L. McCarthy, personal journaling therapy … Continue reading

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Writing from the Zero Point: Making Meaning through Spiritual Journaling

A Guest Post by Julie Tallard Johnson “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”  ­–Ralph Waldo Emerson Writing from the zero point … Continue reading

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Your Art Journal’s First Page–Five More Ideas to Fill the Blank Page

A guest post by Quinn McDonald That first blank page on your art journal is the emptiest page in the book. Before it starts to stare back at you and fill you with uncertainty, use one of these five ideas … Continue reading

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What to Put on the First Page of Your Art Journal

A guest post by Quinn McDonald New journals are exciting–the possibility, the fresh approach, the hope you will be as filled with opportunity as the journal is filled with pages. And then that clutch of fear: the. first. page. Suddenly … Continue reading

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Recharge Your Personal Journal Batteries

by Mari L. McCarthy, CreateWriteNow Have you been falling behind on your daily journaling lately? Is your personal journal gathering dust and feeling neglected? Don’t worry – this happens to the best of us. Once you get out of the … Continue reading

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How Do You Stay Started?

by Nathan Ohren, Write4Life One of the most common questions I answer in my journal-writing courses is “How can I keep consistent in my writing?”  In this special episode of JournalTalk, I share some material from my new, upcoming course, … Continue reading

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What is Reflective Practice?

by Lynda Monk, CreativeWellnessWorks When I trained as a social worker, we were taught the importance of reflective practice – having some way of constantly reflecting, observing and noticing our own reactions, feelings, thoughts, etc. in response to our work which is … Continue reading

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