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Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

Painting Horizons

RitaMarie Cimini | Posted 06.09.2016 | Arts
RitaMarie Cimini

I find myself exhausted by the political swirl and the constant need to do everything faster. I find respite in meditation, in nature and in art.

A Letter to the New Love of His Life

Jessica Winterstern | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Jessica Winterstern

Photo by Laurent Levy I was going through my files the other day, when I came across a raw piece of writing I had journaled several months ago. It ha...

What It's Like to Be on a Book Tour

Carly Cylinder | Posted 05.24.2016 | Books
Carly Cylinder

If you're like me, there's something funny that happens when you make your dreams come true. I've always been self-motivated with an innate drive, so when my book was finally published after five slow years,

How I Learned To Value My Sleep

Tanja Jurek | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Tanja Jurek

I look forward to sleeping every night and have become a morning person. It is hardest to get enough sleep at night in college, but it is also the most vital.

I Wrote From the Heart and it Touched a Nerve

Jeremy Nix | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Nix

This post has been an interesting experience for me. I have received hateful Twitter messages from those who disagree with my opinion. I have been praised for writing it. I have been accused of being a pretentious douche-bag, full of white privilege, who talks down to his audience and is unwilling to listen to anyone else's opinions or views.

Dear Diary, I'm 7 and on a Diet

Lori Ferraro | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Ever since I was little I've always loved writing in my diaries. I have a stack of them, from childhood through college. Boys, school, boys, music, ...

Circumcise This!

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Here is another entry from a translation of the recently discovered Diary of Moses, originally scratched onto sheep's skin in a steady ornamental hand.

Moses Kept a Diary?! - Entry 2

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Here is a translation from the recently discovered Diary of Moses, originally scratched onto sheep's skin in a steady ornamental hand.

Buddha Kept a Diary?!

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Here is a translation from the recently discovered Diary of Buddha, originally scratched onto leaves of grass by an exact and lavish hand. The entry seems to come just shortly before a historic decision to allow females into the Sangha.

Lessons From the Diet Clinic: Self-Control Is Best

Setareh Sabety | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Setareh Sabety

It's check-out day at the diet clinic in Cannes, France. I'm going home! I've been here for two full months, and I've lost 15 kilos (I'm going to get ...

Looking To Make Some Changes In The New Year? Try Journaling.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living

The Question: Should I journal? The Answer: Yes. We'll explain with the help of Jennell Charles, a registered nurse and professor at Clayton State Uni...

One Way To Bring Back Lost Moments In Your Life

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 09.30.2015 | OWN

I've kept a daily diary for more than 20 years. As soon as I record a day, I forget most of it. That's the point -- the diary gives me permission to f...

Midlife Creates the Right Time to Write

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Instead of moaning and groaning about empty nests, expanding waistlines, and lost libidos, midlife women should write something. Now is the time to release the passionate muse that has languished for years beneath responsibilities for raising children, establishing careers, maintaining homes, retaining happy marriages, and campaigning for political causes and charities.

Why One Community Chooses Not To Tell Their Stories On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

"Circulation is down; apathy is up." That's what John Marr had to say about his hobby in a 1999 essay called "Zines Are Dead," pointing out the contra...

Finding Meaning in a Digital Age

Homaira Kabir | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

Photo credit: Joel Montes de Oca "Had I been blessed with even limited access to my own mind, there would have been no reason to write". ~ Joan Didi...

8 Reasons I Keep a Daily Diary

Timothy Merrill | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion
Timothy Merrill

Of all literary genres, the diary is the least read and most uninteresting, with possible exception of Wilde or Anais Nin. A nutrition label on a loaf of pumpernickel is more exciting. So if no one is going to read your diary -- and really, you don't want them to -- then, why write at all?

'Back-Wise' -- My Project of Looking Back at Myself for Wisdom

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

I recently found several of my old journals. As I started reading them, and looking at my own drawings, three things became clear: 1. I was a decent ...

Why You Should Travel Blog Your Next Trip (Even if You're Not a Blogger)

Starre Vartan | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Starre Vartan

Unless you are already a diligent journaler during trips, you are probably forgetting most of what you did on your last voyage abroad (you know it's true!).

10 Ways Writing Can Help You Become a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

When you open a running journal it should remind you of what you love about the sport. Your journal should have amusing doodles in the margins and dog-eared pages that recount your greatest efforts or darkest days of injury.

Why You Should Stop Using The Word 'Slut' As An Insult

Jill Di Donato | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Jill Di Donato

When Lindin was 11, she was branded a "slut" by her classmates and was bullied at school, after school and online. During all this, she kept a regular diary. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own middle school diaries.

Sharing Our History

Stephanie Bender | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Reading my grandmother's journals with an eye toward how she may have felt during her menopause was a tender and meaningful experience for me. It was inspiring to realize that she lived her life to the fullest, demonstrating the kind of strength unique to women.

10 Journal Prompts to Help You Get Over a Breakup

Em & Lo | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

It may not seem as if you are moving forward, in real time. But journaling in this way is kind of like time-lapse photography -- in one or two or three months, you'll be able to step back, look at the big picture, and see how you really are moving on.

Facebook: To Post or Not to Post

Tom Falco | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology
Tom Falco

If you go into someone's personal page and look at it randomly, you really can get a sense of who that person is. So in this new year, we should think about what we're posing. Or maybe not, by calculating the posts, it maybe just takes away from the actual reality and truth of the whole thing.

How The Diary Became A Public Way Of Getting Personal

Kylie Cardell | Posted 02.17.2015 | Books
Kylie Cardell

Stashed in the darkest corner of my bookcase is my childhood diary. Between its pastel-floral covers, behind the flimsy, almost wholly symbolic lock i...