Category Archives: Journaling

How I Wrote My Way Back to Wellness

Journaling has many health benefits. A study into the health benefits of journaling by Dr James Pennebaker, a research psychologist, found that writing for just 15 to 20 minutes per day for four days produced increased immune system functioning. These changes lasted up to six weeks after the end of the experiment and months later participants had fewer… Read More »

Why You Should Reread Your Journals

The power of journaling isn’t just in the writing of your journals but also in the rereading of them. Recently I was feeling depressed. I have several workshops coming up and had convinced myself they were all going to end in failure. I reread my journal and noticed that the times I felt good, I had reread my… Read More »

How to Write Your Way Out of a Funk

The past few weeks I’d been feeling out of sorts after several events in my life didn’t go my way. Wanting to sleep all the time and escape from life. Basically in a funk. One of the things that helps me when I’m in a funk is writing. I get all my frustration out on paper and find… Read More »

How Journaling Blows Procrastination Out of the Water

I remember when I was doing creative writing. I had just got into journaling and I was procrastinating about writing my short story until someone suggested just writing about why I didn’t want to write to get me going. It worked! I poured all the reasons why I didn’t want to write onto the paper and it got… Read More »

Why the Best Writers Journal

It’s a familiar story. You sit down to write a blog post and nothing comes. You have no ideas. The proverbial well is dry. You’ve been trying to blog for ages, but somehow you just can’t seem to find your written voice. Your blog posts lack authenticity. It’s no coincidence that the best writers journal. Journaling has long… Read More »