8 Ways I Define Journaling
Journaling is…. …Expressive writing Journaling is a place for the authentic expression of your thoughts, feelings and experience. Whatever is real, write it. You don’t need to pussy foot around the truth to please anyone else. …Personal writing It is your own; personal to you; and it’s your choice whether you ever share it. If…
There are No Rules
What I love about journaling is that there are no rules. You can choose when, where and how often to write and what form your writing, scribbling or drawing takes. Some people like to commit to writing at regular intervals such as daily or weekly or to record the main events or themes of a…
Putting the Inner Critic in its rightful place
A combination of asserting inner boundaries and journaling have turned around my relationship with my Inner Critic from paralysis to empowerment.
Love & Resentment
I recently became aware of ‘Create Like a Mother‘ – a US based blog from writer, Katherine Fusco, with a focus on motherhood and creativity. It includes a growing series of interviews with creative mothers, similar to those featured in JourneySongs’s Voices from the MotherVerse. The first line of the opening post of the blog,…
What Pressure does to our Creative Flow
The highs and lows of 7 days of a new journaling practice. I recently committed to taking a new slant on my journaling practice, inspired by Benjamin Hardy, a writer I have recently started following on Medium. The agreement I made with myself was to ask my subconscious for guidance before falling asleep at night…
Your creativity is your wisdom
Write of Passage: Why I am still journaling after 28 years.
What started as a mundane log of childhood activity has grown over the years into a rich and valued practice to support adult life. Here I explain the evolution of my journal. I started writing a diary at the age of 9. Each entry was dedicated to ‘Dear Diary’ and spelled out the highlights of…
Free writing: Unearth the gems of the subconscious mind
Free writing, also known as ‘flow writing’ or ‘stream of consciousness’, is, for me, one of the cornerstones of a regular writing practice. The process is simple. You set yourself a certain period of time or number of pages and write continuously for as long as you have agreed. You do not stop, pause, edit…