Journal Writing

Do you like to journal? Does it remove stress from your life and provide a nice way to keep track of your life and thoughts?

2 months ago

Writing through the Slump – Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block

I must have a dozen essays sitting in my – To Be Continued – file right now. Some are the beginning of something worth finishing, while others are mere musings and early morning attempts to capture some sort of divine inspiration…

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2 months ago

One Woman’s Memoir Writing Journey

In the pandemic, with days on end of isolation and worry, writing was found to be cathartic. Some of you may have used the time wisely and now you are able to look back and see that it was a very constructive time.

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3 months ago

Writing Your Memoir and Why It Matters

Have you ever thought about journaling or writing down the most intimate events of your life? Events that caused a cathartic shift in your perception and thought process, or ones that scared the living daylights out of you or left an indelible mark?

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3 months ago

How to Practice Gratitude Journaling and Transform Your Life After 60

Many senior women tend to feel a little sad at this time of year as the holidays approach. They might feel disconnected or far from their families, either because of location or because loved ones have passed away…

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5 months ago

Honoring My Loved Ones in September, National Suicide Prevention Month

Each year in September, I honor those who have died by suicide. Unfortunately, in my six decades of living, I have to report that I now know seven individuals who have taken their lives. They’re unrelated to each other, but all tragic…

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6 months ago

How Journaling at 60 Can Help You Heal from the Grief of Estrangement with Your Adult Child

Estrangement from an adult child is an emotional and/or physical distance that is emotionally troublesome for all involved. The complicated nature of the process and elements of estrangement are as varied as the individual stories…

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9 months ago

The Physical, Mental and Emotional Benefits of Keeping a Diary

Recent research shows that keeping a daily diary or journal not only is a great way to document your experiences and record your thoughts and feelings, but can also offer mental, emotional and physical benefits…

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10 months ago

The Best Part of Journaling: Bearing Witness to Your Life

It was my father who encouraged me to “write about it” when he gave me that first pink and turquoise diary when I was 10 years old. You know the kind, the ones with a little lock and key that hold a young girl’s many secrets. Diaries were simpler then…

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11 months ago

Conversations with the Divine – Your Spiritual Journal

Are you looking forward to a major religious holiday as spring arrives? Ramadan, Passover, Lent and Easter are times when people look within to deepen their connection with the deity they believe in. Even if you’re not religious, getting…

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11 months ago

Dreaming of Your Next Big Trip? Get Ready with a Travel Journal

As we ease out of winter – at last! – I’m dreaming of travel. Maybe you are too? Whether far away or close to home, we can add to the experience by keeping a travel journal. Even if you never read it again, writing while far from home can help us more deeply…

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