Journaling Resources

Journaling Resources

Journaling ResourcesJournaling is the process of regularly writing your thoughts, feelings, ideas, events and other experiences that may have occurred in the day on paper. These journaling resources will help you find clarity. Your journal is a safe place for you explore and clarify your life and priorities, enabling you to make choices and to take action based on those choices. It will give you a sense of direction, help you learn from mistakes of the past, and greatly reduce your stress level.

Journaling can be a very profound experience. The process of journaling can support you in learning about yourself, what you’re passionate about & what you aspire to. Buy yourself a beautiful notebook, and a pen you enjoy writing with. Find 20 quiet minutes in your day as part of your bedtime routine.

Write in it as if you were talking with yourself. Write about how you are feeling, write about what you are grateful for, what’s bothering you or exciting you, or the day ahead of you.

Writing about your own life will help you become happier and more content and will nurture your creativity. Writing about gratitude will change the quality of your life beyond belief.

Journaling

Journaling is the process of regularly writing your thoughts, feelings, ideas, events and other experiences that may have occurred in the day on paper. Your journal is a safe place for you explore and clarify your life and priorities, enabling you to make choices and to take action based on those choices. It will give you a sense of direction, help you learn from mistakes of the past, and greatly reduce your stress level.

Journaling can be a very profound experience. The process of journaling can support you in learning about yourself, what you’re passionate about & what you aspire to. Buy yourself a beautiful notebook, and a pen you enjoy writing with. Find 20 quiet minutes in your day as part of your bedtime routine.

Write in it as if you were talking with yourself. Write about how you are feeling, write about what you are grateful for, what’s bothering you or exciting you, or the day ahead of you.

Writing about your own life will help you become happier and more content and will nurture your creativity. Writing about gratitude will change the quality of your life beyond belief.

Research has clearly shown that Journaling has the power to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system as well as these benefits:

  • feeling better about life
  • being more optimistic
  • feeling more inclined to help others
  • more inclined to exercise
  • improved health

Your journal does not need to be well written, this is your journal for your eyes only. Write down five things that you can be grateful about that day. Some days your list will be filled with amazing things, most days just simple joys.

Just start journaling now!


Poems

Self expression release’s the soul’s experience into Being. Here are several poems I wrote many years ago longing for home in the Pacific North West.

Longing to be with you again

 Oh… how I long for your envelopment around me you mist…

your moisture on my lips

 Oh… how I long for your fresh sound that is restlessly lying amongst the trees,

dancing throughout the forest, brushing across my face cooling my spirit…

setting my mood, freeing my spirit.

Oh how I long to be with you again

 Oh how I wish to embrace your presence in my soul,

pounding in my chest your deep strength and roar,

echoing deep into my being, rolling,

pounding deep inside me,

repeating your power over and over again

oh surf

 Oh dear dream take me home again where my spirit is free once more,

place me back where the moss rolls and softens my journey

 Valarie McKenzie ~ November 24, 2006

As One

 Fog still my spirit, ground my thoughts,

bath me in your mist,

sooth my soul, circle me … pull me into you,

take me once more

 I surrender myself to you

as you approach me,

bath me with your dew, and wet my flesh

 Take me into you and swallow me up until we are one once more dear mist,

until we are once more…

 Valarie McKenzie ~ November 25, 2006