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Finding Solace Through Writing

Carrie Doubts | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carrie Doubts

We can tell ourselves where to look for hope when we write. This includes those times when you think you can't take another step. Somehow, when you write about this, the picture starts to emerge where you see yourself taking that step. You see falling and getting up and being held all as part of life.

8 Ways to Sustain Your Inner Connection No Matter What's Happening Around You

Laurie Seymour | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

Life is full of all kinds of noise. Consider how your whole body gets impacted by daily life. Right now, as you read this, is your body tight? Do you...

5 Ways to Foster Gratitude in Children

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Thanksgiving is a meaningful time for many families across the country. It's a time to reflect on, and to give thanks for, life's bountiful gifts. Along with empathy, understanding the importance of expressing gratitude is something that you can actually teach your child, and Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to start.

Write Your Way to Success

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Stacia Pierce

Writing is a secret success weapon that's often overlooked. Becoming a consistent writer, recording your thoughts in a journal, can bring many benefits.

7 Journal Writing Prompts for Beginners

Naomi Arnold | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Arnold

I encourage you to go out and buy yourself a beautiful notebook or journal and get started using the above prompts as a guide. You'll find that over time you will organically discover a journal practice that suits you and will no longer need to use headings like those suggested as a guide.

6 Things For Children To Understand About Writing And 4 Ways To Help Them Get Started

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

Just like a coach sees the difference in her players if they spent the summer lounging instead of being active, I certainly see a literary sluggishness in my students if they return to school in the fall without picking up a book or writing in their journals with true engagement.

The Book of Us

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I remember when I started the first book of us. It was 1988. I was going to be a father for the first time, and I wanted to write my son a letter. So, I wrote him a long letter six months before his arrival. But because I'm a writer by nature, my nature had more ambitious plans. I started a journal.

My Father And I Shared Our Journals

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

By Marlo Scott This is a teen-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. Represent ...

Writing In 2014

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.02.2014 | Home
Gina Barreca

Try this: write, honestly, what you're thinking about today. Then look at it next year. Maybe you'll see what you'll hold onto, and maybe see what you'll need to let go.

Where Will Your Yellow Brick Road Take You?

Chris Delyani | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Delyani

I remember this guy who snapped at me in a crowded Castro bar. I felt sad for him -- sad for all of us. We were a community, weren't we? If we couldn't get along in a gay bar in the gayest neighborhood in the gayest city in North America, I thought, then where could we get along?

5 Ways Writing In A Journal Can Help You De-Stress

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.21.2013 | Teen

Even with the popularity of blogs, Tumblrs and social media, it seems that the death of the pen-and-paper diary isn't to be expected anytime soon. Gen...

5 Ways to Write Away Holiday Stress

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Ziel

I find it ironic that this time of year is so stressful. It's a time of reflection, appreciation and celebration. Instead, we're bombarded with to-dos, family and work obligations and the added pressure of holiday gift-giving.

How Writing Changed My Thinking

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Home
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

It wasn't until I had crossed the threshold into motherhood that I came to understand the healing potential of writing. I needed all the coping strategies I could find to manage the overwhelming experience of new parenthood.

12 Questions to Make 2012 Your Best Year Yet

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

You deserve a rich, joyful 2012, and it is available to you. Grab a journal or grab a friend, and share your answers to this series of prompts.

The Little Writer Who Couldn't Spell: 30 Years of Bizarre Storytelling

Millie Kerr | Posted 12.26.2011 | Comedy
Millie Kerr

After exorcising my bowl cut demons, I set out to unearth my storytelling roots. One day in the very distant future, having published countless obscure and arguably entertaining stories, people will want to know how it all began.

Writers and Their Dark Places

Diana M. Raab | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Whatever it is that you write, putting words on the page is a form of therapy that doesn't cost a dime and it is certainly a productive way to deal with the scars and dark places from our pasts.

To Be Happy, Try Flipping Your Life Script

Claudia Ricci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

The human mind is a kind of word and story machine. The mind encodes all experience in words and stories, pictures and images and sensory impressions....

Gail Godwin's 'Solo Notes' Journal: Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Narrative Magazine: Gail Godwin is the author of thirteen novels--three of which have been nominated for the National Book Award--two collections of s...

Rx For The Soul: 10 Ways To Nurture Soulful Living

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

"Whatever satisfies the soul is truth." --Walt Whitman My new blog/ web site, Rx For The Soul, launches today at I'm still putt...

The Dangers of Keeping a Journal

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

I once had a boyfriend. He once read my journal. He read all about me sleeping with another man. I no longer had a boyfriend.