The Secret of 5-Minute Journaling

Julia Cameron, author of The Artists Way (among many other books) spends each morning handwriting three pages of whatever is on her mind. She’s done it for years and she references it as the reason why she’s able to write and work and create without ‘blocks.’ The way she does it is to write and write and write about whatever is on your mind whether it’s how frustrated you are at the boss, the excitement you feel about picking up the new dress or the reminder to pick up cat food or recording the bizarre dream about the neighbors that … Read More

Journaling a Recap of the Year Even if You Haven’t Kept a Journal

Wow, it’s the end of the year! Do you get caught up looking at what you didn’t do? Or at all the possibilities ahead? Personally, I do a little of both. It’s easy to get caught up in the here and now, as Dr. Covey put it, the “urgent” needs of day to day living. But living life attending to only the urgent needs doesn’t help me move ahead to the most important work and art of my life- the part that really resonates with my heart and soul and is my best gift to share with others and the … Read More