Expert Interviews

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

Keeping a Five-Year Journal with Patricia Charpentier

Interview with Patricia Charpentier DESCRIPTION You may be thinking, “I’m already a successful journaler. Why should I keep a five-year journal?” The reasons are many, and in this interview Patricia Charpentier, founder of the Life Writers membership, shares ways to use a five-year journal to supplement your regular journaling and some of the benefits you will ... Read More >>

2022-11-17T12:02:08-08:00November 17th, 2022|

Journaling for Non-Journalers

Interview with Jennifer Convissor In this interview, Jennifer shares how to start, deepen and maintain a personalized journaling practice. She will describe how a life of journaling has helped her manage her ADHD and allowed her to be the active author of her own life story. During this interview, you will… Gain insight into how ... Read More >>

2022-08-26T14:41:52-07:00August 26th, 2022|

Memoir from the Heart

Interview with Ahava Shira, PhD  In this interview, Ahava Shira shares her story of how her decades-long journey of memoir writing has allowed her to cultivate an ever-expanding space of loving compassion for herself and others. She will share how this devotion to the heart and craft (and play) of memoir has also contributed to freeing ... Read More >>

2022-07-29T20:55:21-07:00July 29th, 2022|

The Focused Journal Method for Weight Loss

Interview with Eric Maisel, PhD About this Interview You can help yourself better understand your appetites, more effectively lose weight and maintain weight loss, and actively live your life purposes if you journal in a focused way using Eric Maisel’s focused journal method. Easy to understand and highly effective, this eight-step method helps you gain ... Read More >>

2022-05-30T14:34:09-07:00May 30th, 2022|

Full Circle: How to Create Soulful Writing Workshops for Women

Interview with Marlene Schiwy Full Circle: How to Create Soulful (Writing) Workshops for Women In this interview, Marlene shares insights from more than three decades of facilitating women’s writing circles, Jungian study seminars, and expressive arts retreats in Canada and internationally. She discusses her journey as a workshop leader, which began more than thirty years ... Read More >>

2022-07-29T10:27:05-07:00April 25th, 2022|

Journaling for the Health of It!

Interview with Mari L. McCarthy Journaling for the Health of It! In this interview, Mari shares her story of how, during the course of her 25 years Journaling For The Health Of It ® she became her own Health & Wellness Advocate and how she uses her daily Journaling Power Practice to heal her physical, ... Read More >>

2022-07-29T10:27:49-07:00April 1st, 2022|

Writing Your Way to What Matters

Writing Your Way to What Matters Most – Interview with Lorraine Widmer-Carson In this interview, Lorraine shares her story of how her journal helped her write her book, during the COVID 19 pandemic. More than a tool for memoir, Lorraine’s journal habit has helped her identify her real-time priorities and keep pushing in the direction ... Read More >>

2022-03-05T13:05:16-08:00March 5th, 2022|

Guided Year End Journaling Journey – IAJW Event

With Lynda Monk, Director, This was a special year end event and different than our regular ZoomChats.  During this Guided Year End Journaling Journey, over 30 of our IAJW Members gathered to journal together with the help of guided visualizations and journaling prompts. You can experience this year end reflection and dreaming forward into ... Read More >>

2022-01-02T07:49:59-08:00January 2nd, 2022|

Opening to Greater Possibilities in Life through Journaling

Interview with Eric Teplitz In this interview, Eric shares the role journaling has played in his life and how it has consistently helped him tap into inner resources, navigate life’s challenges, and follow the promptings of his heart. You will learn: How journaling helped Eric emerge from an intensely painful period of his life and ... Read More >>

2021-11-20T12:46:33-08:00November 20th, 2021|


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