Mindful Writing

Mindful Writing

Mindful writing is a meditation with focus and can normally be experienced through factual observation e.g. taste, touch, sound, smell and sight. I wrote this journal extract in a local cafe, first in the past tense and then in the present tense: The café is...
Journal Prompts for Managing Learned Helplessness

Journal Prompts for Managing Learned Helplessness

There are three posts on learned helplessness in this blog you might read. In conjunction with these, you might explore, through journaling, your thoughts and feelings on how to move past this challenging state using these prompts:   What messages have you...
Writing an Inspirational Self-Help Story Part 1: Targeting Readers and Choosing a Topic

How to Start Journaling

Here are my six tips for how you can start journaling: 1    Why do you have the urge to write?  Write about the urge.  It might be something specific such as an event playing on your mind – write about it.  Or it might just be an urge to write – in which...
Journaling Benefits

Journaling Benefits

So much has been researched about the benefits of journaling.  Ones that particularly resonate with me include: Evoking mindfulness: I’m not the most mindful of women.  However, I have found journaling a valuable way to focus on the now of writing, even when my mind...