• A-Z Challenge,  Journaling

    Journaling: J is for Journey

    When trying to fit ideas into an A-Z format, sometimes I must take liberties. In this case, travel becomes “journey” to meet the need for a letter J focus. I wrote a lot about travel journaling in Journaling Toward Wholeness:…

  • A-Z Challenge,  Journaling

    Journaling: H is for Happiness

    When I think of journaling, I often associate the process of getting the “bad stuff” out of my head. Emotional journaling promotes better mental and physical health. Seeing problems in black-and-white on the paper helps me think clearly about possible…

  • A-Z Challenge,  Journaling

    Journaling: G is for Gratitude

    The mental health benefits associated with gratitude journaling are well-known. Since I’ve written about them before, I won’t repeat the information here. However, gratitude journaling is not just about giving thanks. For example, when my children were younger we read…

  • A-Z Challenge,  Journaling

    Journaling: F is for Five Senses

    The five senses  — sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch — are important to any writing endeavor. These sensory details help the reader connect to the experience rather than simply re-telling the event. Each of the five senses brings to…