Self-Care

Follow up – Self Care Day

Please follow and like us:2351kAfter the previous post, I decided that I needed some time to focus on some much needed self care. It’s an area that’s been lacking lately and there’s no time like the present.  Emphasizing both physical and emotional well-being my first step was to begin tackling my health. After years of having to face grief my health has taken a toll. The loss of my brother…

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Therapeutic Writing

The Pain Associated with Writing

Please follow and like us:2351kA writing session on the next chapter of my book draft resulted in three weeks of lower back pain.  After days of avoiding the writing topic at hand, I finally dove into addressing church life for the unmarried minister over forty.  Knowing it would be a painful topic I prayerfully began writing nonstop. By days end I could hardly move. My back tightened from the emotions…

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Digital Journal

Day One Entry: Mar 29, 2019

Please follow and like us:2351kHow often have we become so familiar with a passage that it becomes of little affect?  Seeing it so often that it blends in with the painting on the wall or another object on a shelf.  For me it was Jeremiah 29:11. The New American Standard Bible says, “for I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not…

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General

Repost: A lost girl’s diary

Please follow and like us:2351kOriginally posted on CBS.com Alexandra Valoras would look so familiar to so many parents – the sweet little girl singing and dancing her way through her teen years, recognized for achieving outside the home, and thoroughly cherished inside it. “Alexandra, she was such a happy girl, so motivated and so just full of life,” said her mother, Alysia. Just weeks after a family ski vacation, this…

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Digital Journal

Day One Entry: Mar 11, 2019

Please follow and like us:2351kI find myself not wanting to do anything this morning. No journal writing or devotional time. I’d like to say that I don’t know what’s going on with me but that’s not true. I just don’t want to see it in writing. Some things in life are just too painful to share and contrary to popular belief time does NOT heal all wounds. What do you…

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Journal Prompt

Close your eyes. Write about what you see

Please follow and like us:2351kWhen I close my eyes, I see the life I aspire to live.  One filled with joy and challenges.  Opportunities which include a path to authorship, ministering full time and yes finding love. My dreams of becoming an author began when I first began keeping a journal nearly twenty-five years ago.  Within those pages I would describe how I aspired to be transparent like Maya Angelou…

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Digital Journal

Day One Entry: Feb 25, 2019

Please follow and like us:2351kIt’s transition time. Especially where my blog and social media platforms are concerned. I found myself over the weekend completely exhausted at the thought of creating pins and content for the upcoming week. My normal routine is to create a week’s worth of content in one batch and post it on Sundays on Pinterest. I do it throughout the day for Instagram.Doing this has enabled me…

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Personal Application

Rohn: Why You Should Keep a Journal

Please follow and like us:2351kThis article originally appeared on Success.com   “If you’re serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured, and unique individual, keep a journal.”- Jim Rohn, business philosopher and author If you’re serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured and unique individual, keep a journal—don’t trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across something important, write…

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Journal Prompt

Write About a Quilt or a Blanket

Please follow and like us:2351kI have a pink Snuggie neatly folded in the bottom drawer of my guest bedroom.  It was meant to be placed out of sight and hopefully mind.  My mother, younger sister and I had a matching set.  One for each in our own respective homes.   After my mother’s death I would sit in her den for hours wrapped in her blanket.  Her scent still fresh I…

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Digital Journal

In Search of the Right Journaling App

Please follow and like us:2351kFinding the right journaling app is the equivalent to finding the right notebook to write in.  It needs to fit your lifestyle.  Is it easy to use or does it have a substantial learning curve?  Can media be added to an entry and if so, is it considered a “premium” feature or part of the free package?  Finding the right app means looking beyond the aesthetics. …

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