Your Year in Review
by Michael Boyter
As another year draws to an end, it is time to reflect and preserve the individual and family memories of the past year. <more...>

Keep a Diary (and Create the Life You Really Want)
by Colleen Langenfeld
Remember when you were a girl and intensely loved detailing your daily life into a locked diary? The sense of freedom that accompanied this newfound internal journey was exhilarating!  <more...>

A Dozen Ways To Jumpstart Your Journal 
by Abigail Amy Beal
Keeping a journal is a great way to gather your thoughts, capture creative ideas and also to release stress by expressing your emotions. But sometimes when keeping a journal, you can wind up coming to the page feeling like you have nothing to say at that moment. You really have a lot to say, deep inside of you, all of the time. Lots of dreams, daydreams, memories and goals that you want to achieve are inside of you - that you can put in your journal. <more...>

A Poetry Collection
by Dionna Sanchez
I am kind of a journal addict. I love to keep all kinds of journals -travel journals, journals to my children, homemaking journals and more. I also really love reading and writing and encouraging these skills in my children.  <more...>

Blog Construction
by Jesse S. Somer
Writing…Blogs…Blogs are on-line journals where people express themselves through writing. Writing…Writing is the process where one puts down words of a language on a format that others can read. This process has not been around very long, to use one of my writing teacher’s favorite sayings  <more...>

Paper Wishes - 100 Journaling Prompts 
to Inspire and Encourage

By Melissa Bolton

Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don't have to be anything else.

Journaling provides us with a necessary outlet for our thoughts and feelings. It reminds us to validate and acknowledge them as being important enough to write down and examine. In putting them on paper, we have allowed ourselves to catalog and process them and then to release them, freeing ourselves for more opportunities. <more...>

Prayer Journal Organizer 
by Sara Duggan
As a mother of 2 very active boys I am always perfecting my organization routine. A couple of years ago I met a young lady who introduced to me the concept of a prayer journal. At first I totally loved the idea and was fully into using it. Soon it became a hassle and more of a strain on my family than a help. <more...>

Journaling: A Tool for the Spirit
by Susie Michelle Cortright
The fountain of personal wisdom may be as close as your 
nearest pen.  That’s because keeping a personal journal can be a powerful way to ease anxiety and nurture your spirit. <more...>

Journal for Life
The Art Of Capturing How We Live
by Lee Wise

I will share with you a few of my on-going thoughts regarding the practice of keeping a journal.  

I am not an expert on subject: but I am a proponent of the art.  <more...>

Writing Good Blogs
by Jesse S. Somer
There’s a lot of blogs out there on the Web, most of which don’t entice one to go back regularly to read updates. What is missing from these on-line journals that would essentially make them ‘good’ blogs? Well, the answers in life usually come down to simplicities. So let’s look at the problem like we were children. Children don’t complicate life with miscellaneous information, and when they speak they tell you straight to the point exactly how they feel and think about a subject.  <more...>

Capturing Holiday Memories
by Mary Emma Allen
The holiday seasons of November and December provide a wealth of opportunities to create memories. Many types of celebrations may have evolved in your family and come from an accumulation of ancestors.<more...>

By Alyice Edrich 
I love writing. In my opinion, it’s the best form of expression and a great way to work out your feelings. I’ve used writing to journal away pain, vent, get a better perspective on a circumstance, and basically express every emotion under the sun. I have used writing to express my love and gratitude towards others. And, I’ve used writing to earn a living. <more...>

Birthday Notebooks
by Dionna Sanchez
I saw a great idea in a magazine a few years ago. Instead of keeping a regular journal for your children you keep a birthday notebook. <more...>

Pick Up Your Pen and Lose Weight!
by Patti Testerman
Although every dieter knows that keeping food records is a key to permanent weight loss, few understand the importance of also keeping an “emotional journal.” In fact, one dieter lost 100 pounds, thanks in part to the insights gained through daily journaling.  <more...>

Lie to Your Journal
by Wesley English
If you’re like me, you journal in order to make sense of the world. I often don’t see the truth about situations, events, people and feelings until I put pen to paper and write out the narrative of my life. Writing allows me to take a bird eye’s view and see the bigger picture. <more...>

Uncovering Your Joy: 
Using a Personal Journal to Discover a Life 
Filled with Happiness

by Patti Testerman
Author Tristine Rainer wrote “Happiness within a diary has less to do with the events you encounter in life than with the way you experience the process of living.” Because a diary mirrors how you perceive and deal with events, it can be used for developing the capacity to more fully experience joy.

Go Ahead... Journal! Taking Time To Record My Soul's Journey With God
by Lee Wise
The beauty of a journal is what you create in its pages.
A journal is "you" recorded...<more...>

5 Benefits of Keeping a Personal Journal
by Patti Testerman
Everyone who has kept a personal journal knows that writing is a therapeutic process that helps integrate seemingly unconnected life events. Some believe the process works because the physical act of writing (using your hand-eye coordination) occupies your left brain, leaving your right brain free to access emotions, intuit connections, and create new insights. <more...>

Who's Coming to Dinner?
by Mary Emma Allen
Whenever there's a library book sale, I head for the cookbook table. At a recent sale, I discovered a journal in this section of books. Only a few pages had been written, and I wondered if someone had placed it here by mistake.  <more...>

Writing the Chapters of Your Life: Surprising Insights Using This Special Journaling Technique
by Patti Testerman
List-making is a favorite journaling technique and is often used to quickly jot down a numbered record on topics like “my beliefs,” “my pet peeves,” “the things I hate about myself,” or “my strengths.” However, there’s a special type of list technique that moves beyond a simple itemization and into the realm of significant self-awareness. <more...>

Scrapbooking Recipes for the Holidays
by Mary Emma Allen
Saving your memories of holiday occasions ranks high on the list of scrapbooking activities. This usually is a time when families get together, take many pictures and make memories with traditional and new festivities.  <more...>

Preserve Your Family History 
by Writing Family Stories
by LeAnn R. Ralph
"Everyone has a story to tell." It seems like a cliche—but it's true. After working as a newspaper reporter for more than eight years, I know that everyone does, indeed, have a story to tell.  <more...>

Journaling for Health: 5 Helpful Techniques
by Patti Testerman
1. Write about how you feel about everyday events; writing about the events is fine, but be sure to include the feelings. The goal is to get the intense emotions on paper and out of your body/mind.  <more...>

Family Memory Journal
By Rachel Paxton
Creative Homemaking
A family memory journal is a fun, easy way to preserve family memories. A couple of years ago I was sorting through a pile of unused journals (many given to me as presents!) and was trying to come up with a way to put them to good use.  <more...>

Leaving Legacies
by Dionna Sanchez
I don't remember a lot of things about when I was a little girl. And the things I do remember, I recall them with the slant of a child's heart and eyes. That is why I am so thankful to have a precious gift that my mom gave me - one that I am now doing for my own children. She kept journals for me and my sister.  <more...>

Homemaking Journals
by Dionna Sanchez
I am so excited about this idea of creating a Homemaker's Journal to pass down. I couldn't wait to share it with you!

Homemaking Journals were actually passed down through generations in the "olden days." It is a journal where you record in one place all things related to homemaking. You can pick and choose any of the following to include in your Homemaking Journal or include them all if you wish!  <more...>

Can Journaling Help Your Health? Yes!
by Patti Testerman
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, writing about stressful life events helped reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis in patients with these chronic illnesses. The effects of the writing exercise were still evident four months later and resulted in clinically meaningful improvements in patient symptoms.  <more...>

Preserving Memories Through Scrapbook Journaling
by Inez Haythorn
Many of us keep picture albums, scrapbooks, and maybe even journals or diaries. Why not combine them? Scrapbook journaling is a way to record the important times of your life by using photos, keepsakes, and written accounts all together in one album. This makes a more complete chronicle of the activities and events of your loved ones. Ideally, there could be one created for each year, highlighting the most important experiences of each family member's life. This would become a treasured <more...>

Top Five Reasons to Cultivate Your Creativity
by Lael Johnson
Cultivating your creativity is more than spending time with a hobby or performing and displaying your work. Cultivating your creativity takes time, awareness and deliberate action. Creativity like any other skill, needs to be nurtured and affirmed, as well as directed, in order to expand throughout your life. <more...>

Easter Scrapbooking Ideas
by Rachel Paxton
Easter is a great time to capture family photographs for
scrapbooking. Even if you don't scrapbook, planning your picture taking ahead of time ensures you won't miss any of these great family memories. No family traditions? Then this is a great time to start! <more...>

Keeping a Kitchen Journal
by Rachel Paxton
I know, I know, you're thinking a journal for the kitchen? 

It seems like the busier we get the more forgetful we are. And getting older has something to do with it, right? Whatever the reason, a kitchen journal can be a useful tool for keeping your home and family running smoothly on a day-to-day basis.  <more...>

Creating A Gratitude Journal 
By Doreene Clement 
grate.ful adj. 1 a : appreciative of benefits received: syn. thankful 

4.19.02 Today I am grateful for ___________________ . 

As I write the above line, I wonder, "What is my answer?" My first thought is, "I am grateful for today." Then I realize there are so many people, places and things for which I am grateful. Everyday the list grows. <more...>

Scrapbooking Teen Memories
by Rachel Paxton
By the time your teen is in high school, you probably aren't taking as many pictures of them as you used to. I have to keep reminding myself that I only have a couple of years left and no time to waste trying to capture fleeing teenage memories.  <more...>

Christmas Tree Holiday Scrapbooking Layout
by Rachel Paxton
A Christmas tree is a fun focal point for your holiday
scrapbooking layouts. Here's what you need to get started: <more...>




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