Journal Writing Blog

Pandemic – A Poem by Lynn Ungar

Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Center down. And ... Read More >>

2020-03-25T09:02:40-07:00March 25th, 2020|Poetry|

“Anything of importance should be written down to be conserved.” Wm. Anthony Connolly

International Association for Journal Writing (IAJW.org) Member Spotlight Interview - Wm. Anthony Connolly What is your name or the name you like to go by? Anthony Connolly, but the name I publish works under is Wm. Anthony Connolly. Wm is the initials for William, which surprisingly a lot of people don’t realize. My name has ... Read More >>

2020-02-03T15:53:03-08:00February 3rd, 2020|IAJW Member Spotlight|

Writing Alone Together: A Practice of Creative and Compassionate Witness by Ahava Shira

“When we write we tell the stories of our lives—the dark and light, the struggles and successes, the hopes and fears, the aches and pleasures. We write to learn about ourselves, to enlarge our understanding of ourselves and one another.” Cutler, Monk & Shira, 2014 ~ How can a practice as solitary as journal writing ... Read More >>

2020-01-03T17:08:42-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

How to use journaling to transform your life

I was recently interviewed by author and writing teacher, Sheila Bender, on her show called In Coversation: Discussions on Writing and The Writing Life. We spoke together about the IAJW, as well as how journaling can help you heal and transform your life. I also shared some excerpts from my writing, including from my adoptee ... Read More >>

2019-11-15T12:41:30-08:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|