writing in gratitude

One writing practice I did keep up in the last year was a weekly email to a friend. We had started writing every Sunday as a check-in, accountability email, and understanding the power of gratitude; we always ended each email with a short (3-5 item) gratitude list for that week. If I review the 52… Continue reading writing in gratitude

A fine soft beautiful day

Sunday 27th December 1801 A fine soft beautiful, mild day with gleams of sunshine. I lay in bed till 12 o clock, Mr Clarkson’s man came, we wrote to him…Dorothy Wordsworth The Grasmere Journals I’ve kept a journal for more than 20 years. Some entries read like Wordsworth’s, simple observations of the weather, the garden and… Continue reading A fine soft beautiful day

Why I’ll continue to journal

“Why do you stay in prisonwhen the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.Live in silence.” Jalal ad-Din Rumi I just handed in my first packet of work for this semester, so I feel I have been away from my blog for a long time.I’ve done a lot of writing the… Continue reading Why I’ll continue to journal

The Art of Journaling

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. Christina Baldwin I’ve been journaling most of my adult life collecting quotes, overheard conversations, poetry starts, words I like, bits of sentences, books to read, movies to watch, directions to a restaurant I might like to try in a new city I may or may not ever… Continue reading The Art of Journaling

Writing the Map of You Creatively

This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me. Colleen Wainwright Do you journal? Many writers do-often years before they actually decide to… Continue reading Writing the Map of You Creatively