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How to Journal

Your Complete Guide to Getting Started with Journaling Do you want to learn how to journal, but are unsure where to start?  Or you want to know what to write in a journal?  Maybe you've heard of creative journaling and are curious what it is? Perhaps you're a writer and want to journal to ... Read More >>

2023-10-12T14:24:40-07:00September 6th, 2019|How to Journal, Journal Prompts|

Your Creative Self-Expression: Free Writing vs Structured Journal Writing 

Free writing and structured writing are two different approaches to journaling, each with its own benefits and purposes. I use both free writing and structured writing within my journaling practice because both forms of journaling help me gain new insights and find different ways to express myself and increase self-awareness along the way. About ... Read More >>

2023-07-10T17:13:46-07:00July 10th, 2023|How to Journal|

Father’s Day Journal by Peter Allan

From the Pages of Our Journals Are you curious what other people write about in their journals?  Through our monthly Writing Alone Together Circles, one our IAJW Member Benefits, I have seen how powerful it is to journal and also to share journaling (voluntarily) within a kind, compassionate and caring community.  Both writer and ... Read More >>

2023-06-19T20:55:08-07:00June 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Brightdark, this Living by Ahava Shira

Brightdark, this living. Sore and soaring. Joygrief. Loveloss. Fearhope. Do you feel it too? The paradox. I once described my journal as “a space for everything.” There’s nothing I can’t say in my conversation with myself on the page. Things I can’t speak find a home there. There’s plenty of room to play with ... Read More >>

2023-05-21T11:52:57-07:00May 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|


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