Journaling: Closing the Gap Between Words and Experience

Journaling is a creative practice. For me, that practice centers on training my mind to observe and interpret the world around me in healthy and truthful ways. By healthy, I mean in ways that cultivate wellbeing for myself and others. By truthful, I mean in ways that...

Transformative Journal Writing

Not too long ago, immediately prior to the pandemic, I started to lose interest in journal writing. It was an unwelcome but persistent feeling. My body, it seemed, would not relax in it as it used to. I have kept journals and notebooks for three decades. After all...

On Journal Writing

Life is an emergent flow of situations, circumstances, and events. The individual life is an utterly unique expression of the greater flow of life that surrounds us. Personal experience is a collision of variables including inheritance, cultural milieu, social status,...

On Enduring Difficult Situations

SometimesYou will find yourself in difficult situations,That linger, frustrate, and refuse to relent.As your anxiety intensifiesRumination, frustration, and exhaustionAre sure to follow,And gradually you become something less than yourselfUntil all that remainsIs an...

A Winter of Wellbeing

As I look outside, I witness the seasonal shift from autumn to winter. A light frost, a harbinger of snow squalls that punctuate winter here, welcomed the morning light. There are still leaves persevering on their branches waiting for their release on an autumn gust....