enrich your life with journaling
Can you relate to any of these…
  • Do you struggle to journal consistently?

  • Do you wonder what to write about?

  • Are you feeling tired of journaling about the same old things?

  • Have you heard there are many benefits of journaling and wonder how to gain these benefits in your own life?

  • Maybe you feel stuck and unmotivated?

  • Would you like to connect with others who are passionate about journaling?

What you really want is to feel inspired & motivated to journal!

I’m so glad you are here! Our journal writing community fuels your creative inspiration.

Let your inner wisdom and aliveness rise up from within and lead the way.

Be surrounded by positive creative energy and connect with others who are passionate about journaling.

You’re in the right place to flourish on the page and in your life!

How can the International Association for Journal Writing make a difference?

We know how to help you …

GAIN DEPTH
how to write more deeply & authentically

GET FRESH IDEAS
get out of your journaling rut

WRITE CREATIVELY
how to turn journal entries into life stories

INCREASE SELF-AWARENESS
how to know & grow yourself with journaling

DISCOVER NEW INSIGHTS
gain clarity & make life decisions

IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
nourish your emotional, physical & mental health

Hi, I’m Lynda Monk, Director of the IAJW.org & I’m passionate about journaling!

Journaling is a reflective and creative practice that has made a huge difference in my life and well-being. Journaling helped me prevent burnout in the early years of my social work career. It has helped me cope during times of grief and loss, including the long good-bye associated to having both my parents suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. It has supported me to discover and follow my dreams. It helps me be the best I can be as a partner and as a mom to our two teen sons. I can’t think of one aspect of my life that is not positively impacted by my life-long journaling practice.

Journal writing is not only personally invaluable to me, it is central to my work in the world. I regularly speak, teach, write and speak about the healing and transformational power of journal writing. 

As a registered social worker, certified life coach, workshop facilitator and retreat leader, I have over 30 years’ experience supporting others to live their best lives, and to know, grow and care for themselves in various ways, including through the healing power of writing.

I am co-editor of 2 books on journaling: The Great Book of Journaling: How Journal Writing Can Support a Life of Wellness, Creativity, Meaning and Purpose (2022) and Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing (2021). I am co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection (2014).

I infuse my passion for journaling and personal growth into everything I do as the leader of the International Association for Journal Writing. I am deeply devoted to growing and serving our caring, creative and inspiring global community that exists especially for journal writers! 

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Here Is What You Get When You Join The IAJW
Join Now Journaling Membership
You will receive all of these amazing Member Benefits…
writing circles

Monthly Writing Alone Together Circle
a guided journaling experience enjoyed with others held live on Zoom

writing circles

Monthly Writing Alone Together Circle
a guided journaling experience enjoyed with others held live on Zoom

Monthly ZoomChats with Guest Experts
interactive interviews with authors and experts in the journaling field
(these are recorded in case you can’t make it live)

Monthly ZoomChats with Guest Experts
interactive interviews with authors and experts in the journaling field
(these are recorded in case you can’t make it live)

Expert Interview Library

Expert Interview Library
inspiring and informative interviews
with guest experts in the journaling,
expressive writing & creativity fields

Expert Interview Library

Expert Interview Library
inspiring and informative interviews
with guest experts in the journaling,
expressive writing & creativity fields

Article Library
Access a variety of informative and
interesting journaling articles.

Journaling Article Library
Journaling Article Library

Article Library
Access a variety of informative and
interesting journaling articles.

Member Discounts

Member Discounts
IAJW Members receive  20% off everything in our Journaling Store,
including off of on sale items!

Member Discounts

Member Discounts
IAJW Members receive  20% off everything in our Journaling Store,
including off of on sale items!

Meet the Journal Council
Some of the world’s movers, shakers, authors
researchers and experts in the journaling space.

Meet the IAJW Journal Council
Meet the IAJW Journal Council

Meet the Journal Council
Some of the world’s movers, shakers, authors
researchers and experts in the journaling space.

Journal Writers' Facebook Gro

Journal Writers’ Facebook Group
Connect, share and be inspired together
with fellow journal writers.

Journal Writers' Facebook Gro

Journal Writers’ Facebook Group
Connect, share and be inspired together
with fellow journal writers.

Member Badges
Proudly share that you are a member of the IAJW
global community devoted to journal writers.

Member Badges
Member Badges

Member Badges
Proudly share that you are a member of the IAJW
global community devoted to journal writers.

Our membership is an annual subscription that will renew automatically at your renewal date.

Online Journaling Course
This 13 lesson self-paced course will help you
go deeper with your journaling and get more out it!
($67.00 Value)

Online Journaling Course
This 13 lesson self-paced course will help you
go deeper with your journaling and get more out it!
($67.00 Value)

Get 1 of our popular Go To The Page Speaker Series
How to Use Journaling to Manifest Your Dreams & Goals  (6 interviews)

Get 1 of our popular Go To The Page Speaker Series
How to Use Journaling to Manifest Your Dreams & Goals  (6 interviews)

Random Act of Journaling Love
At the beginning of every month,
members are randomly selected to
receive a free offering from our Journaling Store.

Random Act of Journaling Love
Random Act of Journaling Love

Random Act of Journaling Love
At the beginning of every month, in our Monthly Member Museletter –
members are randomly selected to
receive a free offering from our Journaling Store.

Plus, you will receive 75 Journaling Tips from our Journal Council Experts!
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Testimonials
Here’s what our members have to say …
Merle Saferstein TestimonialKevin Schultz
Cheryl Finley GogginsVicky DeCoster Testimonial
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FAQ’s
Here are some things you might be wondering about…

Our membership is for aspiring, new and seasoned  journal writers alike. Whether you want to start or deepen an existing journaling practice, or learn how to use your journaling to gain more clarity, heal, grow, create, or achieve the many other benefits journaling can provide, the IAJW is for you.  We are a global community for journal writers everywhere including those who want to quietly be inspired and others who would like to connect with fellow journal writers worldwide.

You can access all of your member benefits immediately upon joining the IAJW.  You will set up your member login details (user name and password) at the time of purchasing your membership and you simply log into our member area with those details.

You will also see the Member Events Calendar in that area and you can see when our next live monthly member events are being held including our much loved Writing Alone Together Circle and our ZoomChat interviews with guest experts. Every member is welcome.

Our IAJW Annual Membership is a subscription-based service, which means that your membership renews automatically every year at it’s renewal date.

You can cancel your IAJW membership subscription at any time during your annual membership to cancel the auto-renewal of your subscription.

If you cancel your auto-renewal, you will still receive the full year of your membership, it simply won’t renew at your annual renewal date.

We hope you love being a member with us so much that you will never want to leave our journaling community!

We are an international e-commerce site and all of our prices are in US Dollars.

Please note: Payments will show as being made to International Association for Journal Writing

We gratefully accept all common credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, and also payments with PayPal.  We do not have the capacity to accept e-transfers or other forms of payment beyond what is on our website.

Due to the downloadable nature of digital products such as many of our membership benefits and bonuses, and the like, refunds are not available (people can simply buy these things download them and ask for their money back, which is why refunds are not available, thanks for understanding).

We stand behind the quality of our offerings 100% – so, if you have any issues accessing or using any of your member benefits (or any other concerns), please contact us for assistance.  We want you to be happy with your membership/purchase and if you aren’t, we want to make it right!

Once you are a member with the IAJW, to log into our Member Area you simply go http://IAJW.org and go to the upper right corner of your screen where it says Log In To Your Account and click there. It will take you to the member area where you can find access to all of your amazing member benefits!

You simply log into the member area and select the offerings you would like from our Journaling Store and your 20% member savings will be automatically applied at the checkout.

You can find online courses, virtual retreats, journaling tools, ebooks, webinars, speaker series and workshops for groups in our store.

Please contact us with any questions you might have. We are responsive and love hearing from our members!

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