Journaling Basics

All things journaling.

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    Seven Must Haves For Journaling

    Seven Must Haves For Journaling Journaling doesn’t take much. A quiet space, pen and paper (or electronic device) and some time. And not much time either. However, if you are like me, then office supply stores are some of your favorite places and can spend lots of time picking out just the right items to enhance your work. It’s easy to become overwhelmed when looking at all of the choices you have in front of you. The pen aisle of any store has writing implements in every shape and color. How do you know which ones work best? Which one will fit my hand? So many choices, so many unanswered…

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    Journaling Basics

    The Story of Use Your Journal

    Use Your Journal is something that has been a few years in the making. When I started my first blog, AC Hoekwater.com I wanted to talk about journaling and how to make it work for people and for healing. What follows is the story and the thoughts behind Use Your Journal born out of this desire. Thank you for joining me on this journey. My Story Like many people, I’ve journaled for years. Before I really understood what it was, I was intrigued by the images of people writing down the stories of their lives. Journaling was something I wanted in my life. My first journal was a brightly colored…

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    Welcome to Use Your Journal

    So, you’ve picked up a beautiful new journal that you just couldn’t resist. Now what? You’ve been told that journaling is a good idea to help you deal with somethings, but you have no idea where to begin. Studies have shown that journaling is good for your health, but the reality of beginning a journal seems overwhelming. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Use Your Journal is a a place to learn all things journaling. The good news is that there is no wrong way to journal. Does that help? Of course that doesn’t tell you where to begin. The next bit of good news is that, depending on…