Digging Deeper

Using journaling to dig deeper into the ways that journaling can help.

  • Digging Deeper

    Welcome to December

    Welcome to December! Wow! November flew by. Did it for everyone? My life was insane during November, and, of course, I did it to myself. The intention was, and I actually did begin this, was to post weekly all month long. But that didn’t happen. Here’s what did happen in November: NaNoWriMo I wrote about NaNoWriMo during the month of October. And again, my intention was to post during November. Of course, that didn’t happen. Oh, I have several posts in the rough draft stage. They just didn’t get beyond that. November was tough this year. I’m not sure what made it quite so tough but it was. To keep…

  • Digging Deeper,  Emotional Health

    Let’s Talk About Anxiety

    Can we talk? I’ve struggled with anxiety for much of my life, probably a lot like the rest of you. Only, I didn’t realize what it was at the time. It’s time to talk about anxiety. Oh, there were names for what I was feeling. Irritability and a quick temper were among the names I used for my anxiety. I struggled to let people get close to me because I was worried about what they thought about me. My co-workers used to talk about my “bubble” of personal space and at one point it was quite large. When I finally realized and accepted that the behaviors I was experiencing were,…

  • Digging Deeper,  Specific Reasons to Journal

    What is Journaling Anyway or Dealing with Journal Guilt

    I have journal guilt, I think.  I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately, mostly in regards to my own journaling. You see, I’ve been a morning pages writer for quite some time and, lately, it’s been a struggle to do this in the mornings. The truth is I love journaling. I love the idea of writing down my thoughts and feelings. I like to be able to go back and look at the words I’ve written, remembering the day. I love the feel of a finished notebook (even though that can cause me anxiety – wondering where the next one is coming from). But, I’m not doing my…