Lynda Monk

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Heron – James Bay, Prevost Island by Duncan Elsey

This is a beautiful example of journaling in nature.  It is also an example of how journaling can become poetry, and how meaningful self-reflection is possible through stories and words... Heron - James Bay, Prevost Island by Duncan Elsey A heron skims the calm grey water, chasing its own reflection across the mirror flat surface. ... Read More >>

2021-11-22T14:03:13-08:00November 22nd, 2021|Journal Examples, Men Who Journal, Poetry & Journaling|

Hearts are Waiting by Eric Maisel, PhD + Journal Prompts

A note from Lynda Monk, Director, IAJW.org As a journal writer, you are engaging in creative self-expression that can support your heart work and well-being.  We are living in challenging and changing times.  This is being felt at both the individual and collective levels in society.  We need Hope.  Encouragement. Inspiration. Optimism. We need to ... Read More >>

2021-11-16T08:38:24-08:00November 16th, 2021|Benefits of Journaling, Journal Prompts|

Finding Your Voice Through Journal Writing

IAJW Member Spotlight Interview with Richard Bliss Richard Bliss is a dedicated member of our IAJW community.  He lives in the United States in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The following is a recent interview with him... Why did you join the IAJW?  In my busy life I felt that journal writing, something I was ... Read More >>

Journaling as Stress Relief for Men Who Care

Journaling as Stress Relief for Men Who Care By Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC We often don’t talk about men as caregivers.  The focus is often on women as caregivers, and indeed, women are caregivers, often at higher rates in both the personal and professional realms.  However, men care too! Many men are stay-at-home fathers, ... Read More >>

2021-10-25T12:41:33-07:00October 25th, 2021|Men Who Journal|

**NEW Infographic** – Why & How to Get Journaling!

Journaling is a powerful tool to raise our self-awareness, wellness and creative self-expression.  Below is a beautiful co-created infographic. Lynda Monk of the IAJW (International Association for Journal Writing) and Emma- Louise Elsey of The Coaching Tools Company had a lot of fun creating this infographic to offer tips and ideas to help you GET ... Read More >>

2021-10-25T12:25:55-07:00October 15th, 2021|How to Journal|

3 Good Reasons for Men to Journal

By Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC Journaling is a process of writing about your experiences, organizing your thoughts, and expressing your feelings through personal writing. Journaling can be very important and highly effective for men, considering the general taboo that still surrounds men, in some cases, in relation to expressing their inner dialogue, feelings, and ... Read More >>

2021-10-21T14:11:43-07:00October 14th, 2021|Men Who Journal|

Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists and Clients Book Review

Book Review by Mary Ann Moore About the Book There are many benefits to journaling as the editors and writers of this new, comprehensive collection, Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients (Routledge, 2021) illustrate. Among them are gaining perspective, increasing clarity with life decisions, tapping into inner ways of knowing, noticing and clearing limiting ... Read More >>

2021-09-21T12:34:20-07:00September 21st, 2021|Journaling Books & Reviews|

Man Jumps Overboard to Save His Journal

Interview with Duncan Elsey During this interview, you will learn: - why Duncan jumped overboard to save his journal - how he uses journaling in his own life - about a recent and significant change Duncan has made regarding what he writes in his journal  This interview is filled with personal reflections and insights. ... Read More >>

2021-08-26T16:37:31-07:00August 23rd, 2021|Journal Examples|

15 Awesome Journaling Book Suggestions

Do you want more inspiration for your journal writing journey?  My friend and colleague, Emma-Louise Elsey, founder of The Coaching Tools Company, recently co-authored an article for her blog on GET Journaling: 15 of the Best Journaling Books.  We are both coaches and avid journal writers.  We brought our shared passion for journaling (and books) ... Read More >>

2021-09-02T14:24:11-07:00August 12th, 2021|Journaling Books & Reviews|