Expert Interviews

Welcome to our Member Only library of past interviews with leading journaling experts and creative writers. New interviews will be added regularly.

Journaling for Mental Health & Stress Reduction

Interview with Dr. Ben Bernstein In this ZoomChat, clinical psychologist Dr Ben Bernstein talks about the benefits he’s received from regular journaling over the last 61 years. Known as “The Stress Doctor,” Dr. B is the author of four books on how stress affects human performance. In this ZoomChat he discusses how journaling, stress reduction ... Read More >>

2021-10-31T18:06:42-07:00October 31st, 2021|

Going Deeper: Using Dance & Journaling to Create Wild Possibility

Interview with Anne Marie Hogya Anne Marie believes in the power of combining journaling and conscious expressive dance, two transformational modalities, to dive deeper into creativity, innovation and wild possibility. In this interview, she shares how she uses movement and writing to help herself and others get unstuck, get moving, and get ready for change. ... Read More >>

2021-10-06T13:20:13-07:00October 6th, 2021|

How to Use Journaling to Write Memoir with Julie Ryan McGue

Interview with Julie Ryan McGue A lifelong journaler, Julie Ryan McGue relied on her stash of notebooks and photographs to craft her recently released, award-winning adoption search memoir, Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging. In this ZoomChat interview, Julie discusses how the journals she kept as a teenager played into various scenes of her ... Read More >>

2021-09-06T20:57:32-07:00September 6th, 2021|

Expanding Your Journaling Horizons

Interview with Dawn Herring In this ZoomChat interview, Dawn speaks on the topic of Expanding Your Journaling Horizons. She shares many facets of her own creative journaling practice while giving you many ideas to keep your journaling relevant, consistent and fun. Learn how journaling in this creative and varied way, will keep you wanting to come back ... Read More >>

2021-08-07T21:09:08-07:00August 7th, 2021|

Writing in the Company of Trees

Interview with Jackee Holder In this interview, you will learn: About the evidence-based research that supports harvesting a more aware and intentional relationship with trees and nature and why this is good for your mind, body and soul. How through journaling your responses and reflections to tree and nature inspired journal prompts, designed to explore ... Read More >>

2021-06-24T14:03:35-07:00June 22nd, 2021|

Journaling to Stimulate Your Imagination

Interview with Kimberly Wulfert, PhD. During this interview, you will learn:   Why using your imagination matters What happens in your brain and mind when you use yourself as the reference point vs imaginary writing 7 easy ways you can use journaling to activate your imagination What results can occur when you intentionally journal to ... Read More >>

2021-05-30T05:17:51-07:00May 30th, 2021|

From Journaling to Penning a Memorable Memoir

Interview with Thea Khama, Author of Rough Diamond In this inspiring interview, Thea Khama shares the techniques she’s used, and how journaling to memoir has contributed to her personal brand, social standing and releasing the creative force within! During this interview, we explore… Soulful storytelling and memorable memoir at its best How self-healing and self-awareness ... Read More >>

2021-03-28T17:58:16-07:00March 28th, 2021|

Creative Journaling for Family Self-Care

Interview with Nicolle Nattrass In this interview, learn how to use journaling with the tender hearts in our lives, our children. Nicolle Nattrass, an addiction counselor (CAC II) and playwright (PGC), shares how she used journaling to help her son and her family recover from a traumatic car accident in 2013 and what led her ... Read More >>

2021-02-28T14:06:27-08:00February 28th, 2021|

Journaling for Whole Person Self-Care

Presentation by Lynda Monk, Director, IAJW.org Have you ever wondered how to journal for self-care? Do you want to deepen your journaling practice into a self-caring and self-loving act?  In this presentation, learn about self-care as a self-loving and empowering way of life. Self-care is not just something that we do.  Rather self-care is a ... Read More >>

2021-01-29T14:59:03-08:00January 29th, 2021|

Writing to Awaken

Writing To Awaken: The Life-Changing Power of Asking Big Questions Writing is an unparalleled tool for cultivating personal insight through the time-honored practice of self-inquiry. In this interview, bestselling author Mark Matousek (Sex Death Enlightenment, Writing To Awaken) will talk about how to use reflective writing as a path of self-knowledge, and free yourself of ... Read More >>

2020-12-21T20:19:13-08:00December 21st, 2020|

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