Sample Journaling System: A Place to Write

Sample Journaling System: A Place to Write

If you’ve been following along for a while, you know that I stress handwriting over typing for first drafts and journaling. It’s not just my nerdy love of paper. I talk about all the reasons I love handwriting (and when I don’t) in this post. For now, here’s a peek into the types of journals I keep. Be inspired and keep writing. Types of journals and their […]

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Why I Keep Ugly Journals

Why I Keep Ugly Journals

There are many reasons excuses for not writing. Most recently, I was stuck with the silliest excuse: I could not write in my journal because it was too pretty. I know it seems ridiculous but feeling resistance to writing is too common. When I can blame that resistance on the journal, I’ve effectively let myself off the hook. The culprit for my writer’s block was a […]

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How Writing Has Saved My Life – or – A Letter To My (younger, heartbroken) Self

How Writing Has Saved My Life – or – A Letter To My (younger, heartbroken) Self

Writing has saved my life over and over again. These are the words I would have shared with my younger self as I began on the journey of writing, journaling, and healing.

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Basics of Free Writing

Basics of Free Writing

Writing doesn’t have to feel so hard. You’ll often hear writers talk about writer’s block and the struggles of getting the words onto the page. For those that don’t consider themselves writers, this can create the impression of an unapproachable blank canvas, a scary entrance into the world and art of writing. But the real difficulty is not getting the words out. It is getting past […]

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Write About Love: On writing and healing

Write About Love: On writing and healing

When you are writing to reflect on your life and heal a traumatic past, your words can be pretty heavy. I know this. When I first began to write as a therapeutic process, my poetry conveyed my anger. I had been a victim and I wanted to know why. I had suffered and I wanted to shout at the world about this injustice. But as […]

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