• Exercises

    A Most Helpful Journal Technique – Expressive Writing

    June’s Journaling Technique is Expressive Writing In my last post, I spoke about anxiety and while I didn’t speak directly to journaling, anxiety is one of those things that journaling can help. A lot. One technique to use is Expressive Writing. Often, when we are dealing with anxiety, there are so many things mixed in to make our anxiety worse. We worry about so many things, things in the present, past and the future. By writing some of those worries, we can learn to let go of those things. The Expressive Writing technique is a fabulous technique. It is also well studied. James Pennebaker began studying this technique in the…

  • Exercises

    A Basic Journaling Practice – WRITE Exercise

    Each month, my goal is to give my readers a new journaling exercise and here is May’s – the WRITE exercise. Each day when you come to the blank page you can use this specific exercise, with or without a prompt, for your entry. And, it doesn’t take long. I have journaled for nearly my entire life beginning with those little lock and key diaries that I never kept up. Sometimes I think I liked the idea of journaling much better than the actual process of journaling. Or perhaps I just didn’t know enough. I wish I’d had this exercise when I first began. Although I’ve always carried a book…