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3 Effective & Healing Ways to Journal

If you want to know all the ins and outs of journal time, watch the video. Otherwise, here are my 3 favorite ways to journal.

1) Let the crap out! This journal session is where you let out all the nasty stuff. Be as angry, sad, critical as you need to be. Let the frustrated or hurt voice be heard without judgment. The important piece is witnessing and validating your hurt part’s voice without taking it as the whole truth of the situation. This lets you get the muck out and move some energy!


2) Free write. This is where I let a complete stream of consciousness flow without filtering anything. It might sound like the above example, but here you’re usually less emotionally charged and you’re just letting your mind roam and talk about anything that’s right here. Don’t even punctuate this style of journaling, just let it flow!


3) Prayer. Sometimes I need to feel connected to Source/God and in order to feel that, I’ll begin talking to that energy. I will also blend some meditation into this experience by feeling my breath and my body and remembering my body and my body’s energy are supported by Source energy. This allows me to build an emotional & physical connection to spirit.

If you want to learn more, watch the video! Otherwise, try one of these methods one time this week and see how it feels. If you want to email me your journal questions, I would be happy to help you develop this practice. I’ve been journaling for 18 years and it’s been so life giving for me!

One of my favorite books to develop your writing practice is The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron!