Category Archives: Writing

7 reasons why you should write down your favourite memories now

Article by Michael McQueen MAY 01, 2015 I learned the true significance of written memories when I was 22 years old when my father died suddenly and unexpectedly. Within the space of a few hours, I went from talking to Dad over … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Journaling

There are so, so, so many benefits to journaling that there really isn’t a reason not to journal (but we all find excuses not to, sometimes even me!) BUT, one of the most compelling reasons to journal is now become the … Continue reading

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An Inner Sense of Safety

A couple of weeks ago in a Journal to the Self® course I was facilitating for the wonderful non-profit organization Nisa Support, the subject of “Safe” came up. The essential importance of feeling safe, having an inner sense of safety, and how many aspects of Self and life are profoundly affected by having it or not having it…. Continue reading

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Announcing The Jianya Weekend Retreat – Relax. Renew. Be inspired.

Hi everyone! I’m sooooo excited to announce the first annual Jianya Weekend Retreat, taking place September 21, 22, 23!! I’ve partnered with celebrated artist, Anna Kornycheva to create this truly unique & illuminating weekend of Holistc Journaling and Intuitive Painting –  which … Continue reading

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100 Benefits to Journal Writing

  Stress reduction: Reduces the scatter in your life Increases focus Brings stability Offers a deeper level of learning, order, action and release Holds thoughts still so they can be changed and integrated Processes your stuff in a natural and … Continue reading

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Effective And Helpful Paths To Self-Discovery

I found this article while Internet browsing … but it was not attributed to any author — so like to thank Anonymous! I believe that self-discovery is so important – and although it can at times feel self-indulgent to focus … Continue reading

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How Expressive Writing Helps Cancer Patients Cope

If you are interested in taking or arranging Journal Writing classes or workshops for cancer patients & their loved ones in the Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, or U.S. North Eastern areas – given by a certified Journal Writing instructor, please contact … Continue reading

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How of Happiness Springboards

The book How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D is chock full of strategies (backed by scientific research) that you can use to increase your happiness, including these 12 activities–which could make amazing journaling springboards (or writing prompts)… 1. Express … Continue reading

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Today’s writing prompt – who do you need to forgive?

Forgiveness: 5 Reasons Why You Should Let Go of Resentments From: http://www.purposefairy.com/ Also visit: http://www.wholelisticjournaling.comfor Journal to the Self Courses – new courses starting next week! “Forgiveness is the most powerful thing that you can do for your physiology and your … Continue reading

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A great list to use as writing prompts!!!

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy This brilliant list was posted on http://www.purposefairy.com So happy they did!!! Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and … Continue reading

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