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The Benefits of a Gratitude Journal and How to Maintain One

Lauren Jessen | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Jessen

The timing of when you want to write is up to you. While I try to write in my gratitude journal every night, sometimes it becomes every other night. That's okay. Journal when it feels right for you -- the benefits really are worth it.

How to Use Your Journal (Part 2)

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

Noticing your personal patterns is like figuring out what you don't want; it's a good start, but it's not a solution in and of itself. The magic happens when you figure out how you DO want to feel.

7 Inspiring Vacation Journal Writing Prompts

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

Journaling is an excellent habit to incorporate into daily life, and vacation gives you ample time to dive deep into your thoughts and emotions, unfiltered and without daily obligations tugging at your sleeve.

Social Media: 5 Ways to Disconnect

Tayler Wiley | Posted 06.27.2015 | College
Tayler Wiley

If we are focused on which filter makes a photo look best instead of seeing the world in real time, we are missing the point of what it is to experience and appreciate. We must remember that the future isn't a destination we are trying to get to, but a direction we are traveling with each step.

6 Ways to Use Your Journal

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

Sometimes we need a little help to let go of the day or transition into another role (example: from working professional to parent). At the end of your day or the end of your work day, write out a few lines about what happened as a tangible way to "close the book" on that part of your day.

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.

Facts Amore: Tips From Italy Tour For Presenting Science

David Saddington | Posted 04.18.2015 | Science
David Saddington

In the long-term academics need to start making concessions and communicate science with clarity, especially for topics which have profound impacts upon society such as climate change.

You Are a Miracle: A Letter to My Future Daughter

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Kerry Vollherbst

Daughter, when you feel surrounded by darkness, it's tempting to think you're meant to be dark, too. You might ask, "If others aren't beaming in this way, surely I'm not meant to; and surely I'm not capable of bringing light, right?"

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.

13 Ways to Use a Journal to Grow in Success

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Rosella LaFevre

After doing some reading, I became convinced that the key to living that next chapter of my life might be recording this chapter and envisioning the future using pen on paper. Journaling could be the key to progress.

The Healing Powers Of Keeping A Journal (And How To Stick With It)

Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Barbara Stepko Get an injection, down those pills, and follow your M.D.'s advice to the letter: These are all pretty familiar forms of medicin...

How Journaling Benefits Our Health (And How To Get Started)

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

The very act of writing has been scientifically shown to be a beneficial creative process. By putting pen to paper, you are using the left side of your brain, which is critical and rational. This gives the right side of your brain a chance to access your feelings and intuition without any mental blocks.

The Invisible Square

Tami Shaikh | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Today, as I embark on a new journey, I ask success to become one with me, love to run through my soul and contentment to fulfill my heart.

The 30-Second Habit With a Lifelong Impact

Greg McKeown | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Greg McKeown

What follows is a beautiful Essentialist practice in a gorgeous piece written by my friend Robyn Scott (one of WIRED's 50 People About to Change the W...

The Joys of Screen-Free Thinking

Ximena Vengoechea | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
Ximena Vengoechea

When I began my journaling journey, I decided to close my laptop and go it by hand. And that month I discovered a funny, simple thing: writing -- by hand -- makes me a better writer. And reading -- on paper -- that makes me a better reader, too.

5 Easy Steps for Creating Balance in Your Life

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
MaryEllen Tribby

Creating boundaries, picking priorities, and knowing what's working and what isn't -- will help you feel confident that your accomplishments are enough, even if you have more goals you want to achieve.

50 Years of Keeping a Daily Diary

David Wallechinsky | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
David Wallechinsky

When I was 15 years old, I decided to keep a daily journal. I was partly motivated by the fact that my father had started to do so two years earlier a...

Writing In 2014

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
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.

Practicing Gratitude

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Brett Stringer

Two weeks ago we celebrated Thanksgiving in the United States. Leading up to Thanksgiving I saw a lot of social chatter about what people were thankfu...

Mindfulness + Gratitude

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Brett Stringer

I must admit that I'm not always 100-percent mindful, and at times I do multitask, but this year I have consciously and sincerely tried to be mindful in all situations. It's amazing the things you notice and feel when you are truly present and not just going through the motions.

Preparation for Safe Passage: Following the Pharos

j.frede | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
j.frede

The first time I saw the ocean I couldn't speak a word. It was in San Francisco and a storm had just let up. The waves were double headers, but to me they seemed thirty feet high. All I could think was how little we matter, followed by these have NEVER stopped moving, not for a second.

Why I Weighed 320 Pounds: Overcoming Emotional Anxiety

Akela Stanfield | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

Emotions will not always feel good, but I will survive. I also learned that though relationships do not rely on food; they consist of emotional sustenance.

Anaïs Nin: The World's First Blogger?

Kim Krizan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Kim Krizan

Was Anaïs Nin, a mid-20th century diarist, the world's first blogger? If so, it's taken the invention of the Internet to truly understand her work.

Silence and the Soul

Valerie Harms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Harms

Today I was at a meeting where everyone checked their phones and emailed throughout. Grrr. I had lunch with a friend who talked to someone else on the...