You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

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You’re invited to join me this summer for a free Wise Women Writing series where we’ll be journaling for self-care and exploring… 

What Does My Heart Want this Summer?

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Journaling for self-care: let’s linger together.

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Let’s linger and forget ourselves.

Let’s give ourselves time away from the big wide world out there.

The world that will do what it will do and won’t care much what we think about it.

Let’s release ourselves from all the knowing, thinking, doing.

Instead, let’s listen to our hearts.

Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly. -Pablo Neruda

So let’s gather together.

Just for an hour each month, we’ll take out our pens and our journals, savoring the moments of an emerging summer in the midst of a community of wise women.

We’ll leave our metaphorical blankets on the grass as the metaphorical moon rises and we’ll linger as the metaphorical birds go to bed and the wild ones come out.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done?Mary Oliver

And let’s pay attention, to what is here for us right now.

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

We’ll explore the season ahead with gentle, quiet and deeply meaningful journaling.

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. I’ll bring in journaling practices that open up the conduit to your deeper wisdom about what needs your attention this summer.

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

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. -Sam Keen

So let’s linger together this summer to ask the question: What does my heart want?

I always look forward to these self-care journaling adventures with a group of my wise sisters. 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 deep wisdom.

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

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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 summer!

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It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.Maud Hart Lovelace