You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

Notebook on wood table, words-free journaling for self care workshop facilitated by Life Coach Patty Bechtold

You’re invited to join me for two free Wise Women Writing sessions this fall on October 22nd and December 3rd at 9:30am PST. We’re journaling for self-care and exploring… 

Self-Care Journaling:

Landscapes of Life Transition

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Journaling for self-care: let’s explore life transitions.

For years now we’ve been living through ambiguous times of transition.

These are times when the world and the constructs of our lives as we know them are changing.

In fact, we wake up to transition every day.

And whether it’s a personal transition or global  transition or everything in between, it can feel like the ground under your feet is shifting and you can’t quite get your bearings.

During times like these one of the best things we can do to feel solid and grounded is to write our way to self-care.

When one door closes another opens, but there’s often a long hallway in between. -Rick Jarow

So let’s gather together.

Just for an hour each month, during October and December, we’ll take out our pens and our journals to explore:

  • The landscapes of life transition
  • Restorative journaling
  • The wisdom of your senses

We’ll take dedicated time to release our thoughts and feelings and longings onto the page.

We’ll explore our life transitions with guidance from the archetypal landscapes that surround us: desert, prairie, forest, mountain, sea.

It’s exactly the kind of self-care journaling we need right now.

And it’s a time to connect to your inner life too. These journaling practices will open up the conduit to your deeper wisdom about what needs your attention right now.

Self care journaling landscapes of life transition

We’ll also ask: what is here for me right now?

In the midst of significant transition, you may feel pulled toward…

  • Connecting with nature as a bridge to your own true nature
  • Pausing, slowing down and giving yourself space
  • Finding time for stillness and quiet
  • Being instead of doing
  • Radical self-care and self-nurturing
  • Rituals and practices that center and ground you
  • Practicing discernment: awareness, intuition, hunches, wisdom
  • Letting your curiosity roam without attaching it to anything yet
  • Deep self-compassion and acceptance for where you are right now

I’ve gathered together some lovely images, poetry and quotations to inspire our journaling. And you’re always free to find your own inspiration and write whatever you need to.

Let’s engage with our deepest wisdom.

Because: you are wise and there’s nothing like a good session of journaling with kindred spirits to bring you back to yourself and your quiet knowing.

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One more thing: journaling is like paradise for your mental health

Have you ever picked up a notebook and a pen and just started writing?

There you were, spilling your thoughts and feelings on the page. Then, almost before you knew it, you felt better.

Well, that was a form of journaling for self-care, even though you might not have realized it at the moment.

I like to try to make journaling easy too. I think of it as just a pen and paper. And beginning. Over the years I’ve discovered that when I envision it as something I can return to again and again, that there is always an opportunity to begin again, then it’s easier for me to live it and practice it. And when I do I feel so much better.

So if you need a little nudge to join me, remember that journaling…

  • has the capacity to heal and increase well-being
  • helps your brain lay down new neural pathways
  • revives your imagination and creative wisdom
  • awakens your sensing and savoring muscles

See you this fall!

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I am devoted to the practices and rituals that imbue our lives with a sense of meaning and purpose, that help me to live my days in the most emotionally and intellectually productive manner. I am devoted to the notion of devotion itself.
-Dani Shapiro