Journaling Your Way To Happiness

journalingOprah has said it and so will I, keeping a daily journal is an excellent way to help yourself to a generous dose of Happiness.

In studies conducted, it has been found that writing the events of the day in a journal drastically increases your powers of recall and memory.

It also helps to ‘unload’ all the baggage you’ve collected during the day.

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Journal your Way to the Altar and Beyond

Congratulations – You are engaged to be married!peace love journal

You are at the door steps of the most exciting time in your life. Enjoy it! Chronicle it!

Put your journey in a journal and include your thoughts and feelings. Or better yet, transform your journal into a Wedding Scrap Book.

Create a family legacy to share the memories of your engagement, wedding and life together with your children and grandchildren.

Keep a diary of actions taken, experiences and feelings as they occur or shortly thereafter. Put your ideas, dreams, goals desires and aspirations on paper.

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Understanding Your Divorce – Use a Journal

Healing JournalDivorce emotions are hard enough one time, so you want to do everything you can not to repeat the same mistakes. Even if it looks like your ex is the one who made mistakes, it did take two to tango.

If you journal about the divorce, you will discover your role and not make the same mistake twice.

If there every was a time in your life when emotions run rampant, it’s when you’re going through a divorce. Wouldn’t you agree? There you are – you think your life is totally working when the rug gets pulled out from under your feet.

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The Joy Of Journaling

journalingDon’t be surprised if during your next office visit, your doctor hands you a prescription for a journal with instructions to write a minimum of 30 minutes a day!

That’s right. Medical science has discovered what we writers have known for a long time…the benefits of journaling.

According to research documented in the Journal of the American Medical Association, April 14, 1999, persons suffering from asthma and rheumatoid arthritis significantly reduce symptoms by “expressive writing.”

Writing about (stressful) life events helps to put things into perspective!

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Memory Books or Personal Journals – Not Just for Teens

journalingHowever, important events in your life, at the time they are fresh, provide a link to your children and grandchildren. Memories fade, but a dated notation of your thoughts just before your wedding, at the birth of a child, a new house, or a cross-country move can enhance your family relationships in later years.

About three years ago, my mother at age ninety-one, decided to recall special events in her life. She asked me to compose a journal. Memories of her early life were fairly vivid. However, when she was a busy wife and mother, she could not recall many events. I solicited information from my siblings, but their memories had faded as well. Sadly a gap appears in her journal.

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Want Grief Relief? Journal About The Death Of Your Loved One To Create A Happier Life

journalingWant grief relief, but don’t know how to help yourself get it?

Do you wonder if there is a way to deal with the avalanche of grief that buries you after your loved one dies? Do you want to work yourself through this deepest of misery that plagues you, and maybe even before?

Richard Ballo, author of the award-winning book, Life Without Lisa, offers hope and a way.

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Top 5 Journal Topics – Introduction to Journal Writing

Journal WorkshopWriting is one of the few art forms that can be practiced by virtually anyone.

Whether you’ve taken a class to become a better writer or not, or you just want to write for pleasure or for friends and family, writing can be a cathartic and healing activity, and can be done almost anywhere and at any time.

Many people who are new to the writing process often find a relatively easy and cost-free way to begin, is by starting a journal.

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Three Ways to Write Your Way Through a Life Change

Journal WorkshopNew schools… new family dynamics… new relationships… new jobs… new bodies… new projects…new perspectives…

September has always been a season of change for me. As a mother, wife, daughter, teacher and business professional, many opportunities for development and growth seem to present themselves in September in almost every aspect of my life.

It’s up to me to choose which paths to follow. And, whether the upcoming changes are welcome or not, there’s something unsettling about change. So I find clarity and guidance in journal writing.

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Peace Through Love and Journaling

peace love journalMany people experience romantic love at least once in their lives, and hopefully most of us know familial love and the love of friends. And perhaps we’ve been in love with our pets, or our projects, or the ocean, or chocolate.

Whatever the object of our love, the best part about loving is how it makes us feel, even before we know we are loved in return. The simple act of loving dispenses huge benefits for mind and body. The emotion of love makes us feel good inside and out.

Because of this, it makes sense to cultivate our involvement in loving, to nurture it so that it grows. Surely, the more we are in love, the more peace and happiness we can know.

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Family Journals

family journalKeeping a journal cannot only be beneficial to you as an individual, but it can also be a benefit to your family. Do you remember the family vacation to Disneyland when you were 12? What about your parent’s 20-year anniversary? Or your birthday party when you turned 15?

The new house you moved into in 8th grade? High school graduation?

All those family memories from family events — all those moments in time, now past.

A family journal is a book, or a series of books, where family members can journal about any event that has taken place.

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