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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