A Journaling Process

Journaling“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.” — William Faulkner

There don’t have to be any rules for journaling. It’s exciting to be open and creative – to find your own style and express yourself. But following some general tips may dramatically increase your results. Here’s a simple 4-step process: Sync, Think, Ink and Link.
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Journaling for Personal Growth

Journaling for Personal GrowthOne of the best ways to gain clarity about your life is by journaling your thoughts and feelings. Especially if you’re feeling conflicted or confused about certain situations, writing your thoughts out can be incredibly enlightening!
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Your Child’s Personal Journal Can Become His Best Friend

Childrens JournalsYears of in-depth research show clearly that children are more likely to succeed in learning when their families actively support them. When you and other family members read with your children, help them with homework, talk with their educators, and participate in school, homeschool or other learning activities, you give your children a tremendous advantage and a firm foundation and basis for learning.
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Why Keep a Journal on a Computer

Computer JournalingWhat is your image of yourself associated with journal writing? Is it sitting in a big cozy chair with notebook and pen scribbling away? Does using a computer to keep your journal conflict or fit in with you sense of what journal writing is?
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Teaching a Journal Writing Workshop

Journal WorkshopTeaching journal writing is both fun and challenging. Here are a few tips to get  started.

Find A Location

Journal writing workshops can be taught in a lot of different places. If you have a friendly local bookstore that has the space, talk to the manager there and see if you can teach your class there. It would be helpful to know before asking if the bookstore in question does that type if thing, so see if you can find a calendar sheet or something first. Some other options include a local library, community center or school. If you have the right amount of experience and you believe you could get enough participants, you might also check into teaching a night class at a local community college.
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How to Turn Yourself Into a Genius

Turn Yourself Into a GeniusWhat if I were to tell you that just one year from now your IQ could be 25 percent higher than what it is today? And what if I told you that all you needed to do was perform a simple daily exercise that would make it happen? In fact, there is strong evidence that by doing this one simple exercise, you can dramatically increase your IQ – and even make yourself a genius!
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A Simple Way to Shrink Stress

a simple way to shrink stressBy Guest Author:  Mari L. McCarthy

What’s your stress meter reading these days? Is it reaching new heights? Do happy, feel-good days seem a thing of the past?

There is, in this 21st century, an unending supply of sources of stress, from the moment we awake, dreading the long workday ahead, to the worrisome thoughts that keep us restless through the night.

Stress is self-perpetuating, and continually feeding on itself until depression or illness brings the individual to a full stop.

Not a good way to go. It makes much more sense to break the cycle with something as simple as journaling.

How can journal writing make a difference to your stress level?

Journaling is your opportunity to take a step back and observe. It’s your chance to reflect, ruminate, and even rectify. Your journal can become your little piece of heaven on earth, the sanctuary that keeps you on the safe side of sane.

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Need A Scrapbook Journaling Idea?

Using Song Lyrics in JournalingSong lyrics can be a great source of title and page inspiration for a journaler or scrapper.

Music and songs play an important part in our lives. Hearing a song again can evoke a lot of emotion, bringing back fond memories of special times, special people and special places.

Of course, different songs mean different things to different people – but you can use songs to ‘tap’ into those memories to create unique, and highly personal scrapbook pages.
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FREE Live Mixed Media Webinar

Join Our FREE Live Mixed Media Webinar hosted by certified creativity coach Quinn McDonald: “So You Say You Can’t Draw: An Art Journaling Event Hosted by Quinn McDonald”

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011

Starting Time: 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Price: FREE!

Register Now: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/292871345

About the Webinar:

Is your inner gremlin holding you back, telling you you’re not an artist, can’t draw, shouldn’t waste your time art journaling?

In this FREE online event, experienced mixed media artist, certified creativity coach and author of Raw Art Journaling Quinn McDonald, will show you how to overcome your own self-doubts and start journaling like you mean it!

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Beat the Block with a Journal

writers blockIt’s nearing the end of summer, and I have no credentials to my benefit these holidays. As the end of the holidays approach, I keep wondering what I have to show for the summer other than the noticeable tan, and the load of incomplete articles adorning my computer.
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