I posted this journaling prompt a couple weeks ago on my old site. I haven't used it myself but I did have the opportunity to introduce it at a workshop with three lovely ladies this past week. It is from Natalie Goldberg's Old Friend from Far Away: Do a 5-minute writing sprint on... a memory … Continue reading A Memory of Cabbage, Reprise
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi writes about finding Flow. Flow is that experience of losing time while doing something you love or by which you are challenged and learning something new. Csíkszentmihályi believes the more often we experience this state in our lives the happier we will be. When we are in Flow we are our most authentic … Continue reading Journal du Jour: Finding Flow
It may seem like a simple question, Who are you? But we are obviously more, much more than our name, our address, social security number, and line of work. We have personal likes, dislikes, memories, opinions, hopes, dreams, and hurts. Usually we reveal a certain amount of this personal information to our family and friends, … Continue reading Jour du Journal: Who are You?
Yesterday on my other blog I wrote about Serendipity in my life. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for. I choose to take this definition a step further and say that these "agreeable" things that occur do so because we are - consciously … Continue reading Jour du Journal: Serendipity and Purpose
In workshops I facilitate and ones I have attended myself, comments similar to this are usually made: I didn't think I'd have anything to say. I thought I would sit here not knowing what to write. You have to trust your pen. It wants to write. It loves to run across the page in a … Continue reading Jour du Journal: You WILL find something to say!
Yesterday on my other blog I wrote: ...I almost feel angry at my innocent children for stealing them from me. That's a feeling I try not to give voice or credence to... That was a difficult statement to put into writing, for the "whole" world to see. But it is the truth - an uncomfortable … Continue reading Jour du Journal! Getting to the truth.
So, what did you think of Alpha Poems? I think they are a fun and unexpected way to access your inner wisdom while also discovering the creative genius hidden deep within. Please feel free to leave a comment telling about your experience (or share your poem, if you like). Now, back to manifesting your future. … Continue reading Jour du Journal:Envisioning the Future
Welcome to the first Journal-Write Wednesday! If you have read any of my blog, j. lucy muses you will know that I am all about dreaming and envisioning what you want out of your life - manifesting your future. Christina Baldwin writes in Life's Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest, Before we can do … Continue reading Jour du Journal: Envisioning