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Why should I keep my journal by my bed?
Why should I keep my journal by my bed?

A journal is very private, and we tend to keep our most precious items close by. But there are other reasons we may want to keep it near, to use right before, right after, and even during sleep.

By Lauren Harkawik
Writing Prompts for Fall
Writing Prompts for Fall

Here are some magical writing prompts that will get your imagination going and will hopefully make you feel like a kid again.

By Lauren Harkawik
Journaling Prompts: 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Day
Journaling Prompts: 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Day

After all these years of research into personal development and achievement, my go-to tool is the journal. I haven’t found anything more effective at measuring, managing, and improving your life and career. These prompts are very simple, and that’s what makes them so effective. By regularly asking yourself the same questions, you get a good idea of how you respond during different situations.

Guest post by Darius Foroux
Recording parenthood
Recording parenthood

The good, the bad, and the ugly

By Lauren Harkawik
Dusting Off Your Travel Journal
Dusting Off Your Travel Journal

As more and more people become vaccinated against COVID-19 and related restrictions are lifted, more people are thinking about traveling again. For people with travel journals, or those who want to start them, that means an opportunity to into a hobby unlike any other type of journaling.

By Lauren Harkawik
Non-fiction writing prompts for summer
Non-fiction writing prompts for summer

Summer is on the horizon, giving writers plenty of opportunity to be outside to do some writing.

By Lauren Harkawik
Don't abandon your pandemic journal yet: Recording reemergence
Don't abandon your pandemic journal yet: Recording reemergence

In 2020, pandemic journals were a big topic of discussion, with historians urging people to record their feelings, experiences, and impressions throughout the pandemic. Now, as many prepare to emerge from a life of relative calm during the pandemic, some may wonder whether there’s still value in writing in their pandemic journal. The short answer is, yes.

By Lauren Harkawik
One tip to start a journaling habit
One tip to start a journaling habit

In a time when life seems remarkably complex, it can be refreshing to focus on only one thing. That's why today we're keeping it simple, with a single tip that's sure to help you make journaling a daily habit.

By Cécile Lebleu
Setting Goals for 2021
Setting Goals for 2021

A new year brings a fresh slate for all types of goals, including mindfulness, journaling, and writing.

By Lauren Harkawik
Turning a Journal Entry Into a Personal Essay
Turning a Journal Entry Into a Personal Essay

Your journal can be a great resource for personal writing for publication.

By Lauren Harkawik
Writing About Family
Writing About Family

When writing about family matters, some particular approaches can be helpful.

By Lauren Harkawik
Journaling as a Mindfulness Tool for Children
Journaling as a Mindfulness Tool for Children

The benefits of journaling aren’t just for adults — children can also benefit from using journaling as a mindfulness tool.

By Lauren Harkawik
Gravitational Habits
Gravitational Habits

In this guest post, Dragos Roua — self-published author, storyteller, geek, light seeker and ultra-runner — talks us through his concept of gravitational habits, and how they can help us achieve more in terms of habits, with less effort.

Guest post by Dragos Roua
Mindfulness for Children
Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness isn’t just for grown ups. Mindfulness practice can have positive impacts on children of all ages

By Lauren Harkawik
Diarly is evolving
Diarly is evolving

Diarly for iOS is migrating to a new app — what does that mean for you? Here, we want to be as clear as possible to make the process easier and answer your questions.

26 October, 2020
Best Healthy Habits To Practice At Home
Best Healthy Habits To Practice At Home

A nutritious diet and plenty of exercise can undoubtedly promote good health, but what about the daily habits you practice at home? From your everyday routine to getting the proper sleep, there are several things you can do to promote and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Guest post by Lorena Romo
Podcasts Writers Should Listen To
Podcasts Writers Should Listen To

Podcasts are a great companion for a drive, a walk, a run, or an afternoon cleaning the house. With these writing podcasts, you can even convince yourself you’re getting some work done while you’re on your evening stroll!

By Lauren Harkawik
Writing Prompts for Scary Stories
Writing Prompts for Scary Stories

With Halloween approaching, many writers like to get into the spirit by writing something with, well, a little spirit (or a few spirits, perhaps).

By Lauren Harkawik
Writing Classes Available Online
Writing Classes Available Online

With so much remote these days, it’s no surprise that many writing classes have gone remote, too.

By Lauren Harkawik
Spooky Stories to Get You in the Halloween Spirit
Spooky Stories to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

As the air cools, the leaves turn, and pumpkins find their way to nearly every porch, stairway, and railing we pass, something else stirs in the air. Late fall is the perfect time to feel a little chill — and not just the kind that inspires us to grab a sweater.

By Lauren Harkawik
Books on Writing That Are Worth Checking Out
Books on Writing That Are Worth Checking Out

Though the most important thing a writer can do is write, many of us gravitate toward writing about craft for inspiration.

By Lauren Harkawik
Submitting your fiction for publication in literary journals
Submitting your fiction for publication in literary journals

For your fiction to find an audience, it has to find its way in front of the eyes of an editor first. Who puts it there? You!

By Lauren Harkawik
The Writer’s Dilemma — Learning to Embrace Your Journal as Yours
The Writer’s Dilemma — Learning to Embrace Your Journal as Yours

Nearly anytime they string words together to form sentences, writers have a nagging voice inside their heads asking, “Is this good enough?” With the journal, we aim to set that voice free.

By Lauren Harkawik
Writing Through Uncertainty
Writing Through Uncertainty

Writing can be a partner in coping with “these uncertain times.”

By Lauren Harkawik
Famous Writers’ Journals
Famous Writers’ Journals

Journals offer a window into the soul. Writers’ journals, which are often published, offer a reader a chance to gaze through that window.

By Lauren Harkawik
Diary vs. Journal: Which Is Right for You?
Diary vs. Journal: Which Is Right for You?

We talk a lot about journaling — but do we really mean writing in a diary?

By Lauren Harkawik
Journaling While Living Through History
Journaling While Living Through History

Keeping a record of your pandemic experience may be invaluable to future historians.

By Lauren Harkawik
Mindfulness Journaling
Mindfulness Journaling

In this guest post, Gábor Schandl dives into what mindfulness looks like for him, and how he uses mindfulness journaling to improve in his personal space.

Guest post by Gábor Schandl
Acknowledging and Mitigating Feelings of Social Isolation
Acknowledging and Mitigating Feelings of Social Isolation

Starting in March, 2020, people across the globe have been asked to stay away from one another. How do we deal with the feelings of loneliness that isolation brings on?

By Lauren Harkawik
Balancing kids and working at home
Balancing kids and working at home

Working from home — with kids. The COVID-19 crisis has forced many professionals, and their kids, to stay home full-time, presenting new challenges.

By Lauren Harkawik
Tips for Working From Home
Tips for Working From Home

Coping strategies for adjusting to working at home. Working from home has become the new norm. How can you be most successful at it?

By Lauren Harkawik
15 easy journaling prompts for better mental health
15 easy journaling prompts for better mental health

Self-care is a general concept of taking time each day to do things for yourself — activities that may help clear some space in your mind and lead to better overall mental health.

By Lauren Harkawik
30 Day Writing Challenge
30 Day Writing Challenge

The best way to make your writing stronger is to do it every day.

By Lauren Harkawik
Mindfulness for beginners
Mindfulness for beginners

How to start living in the present moment through mindfulness, and use it alongside journaling to make a powerful daily habit.

By Cécile Lebleu
Dreaming of travel? Write like a travel writer, at home
Dreaming of travel? Write like a travel writer, at home

Discovery is one of the most treasured pastimes of writers. Often, we think of discovery as experiencing new places, people, and things. But with a focus on staying home in recent months, how can we learn to discover without traveling far?

By Lauren Harkawik
Become a Better Writer: 10 Writing Exercises for Adults
Become a Better Writer: 10 Writing Exercises for Adults

For those who consider themselves writers, getting better is a never-ending quest.

By Lauren Harkawik
Parenting — Phrases to say to your kids
Parenting — Phrases to say to your kids

Children need to hear positive affirmations from the people they look up to.

By Lauren Harkawik
How to write a diary entry — 5 tips for beginners
How to write a diary entry — 5 tips for beginners

For those who are starting a daily journal practice or another journaling practice that happens with frequency, sometimes the hardest part can be figuring out where to start.

By Lauren Harkawik
How to start journaling for better mental health?
How to start journaling for better mental health?

Our emotional well-being is just as important as our physical condition. These journaling techniques for mental health can help you improve!

11 May, 2020
10 Journaling Prompts for Anxiety
10 Journaling Prompts for Anxiety

Journaling can help manage anxiety. Here are 10 prompts to get you started.

By Lauren Harkawik
Gratitude Journaling For Happiness
Gratitude Journaling For Happiness

Keeping a gratitude journal can help you find peace and joy, even in times of uncertainty.

By Lauren Harkawik
How daily journaling can change your life — Tips to get started in 2020
How daily journaling can change your life — Tips to get started in 2020

Far and wide, daily journaling is regarded as having the ability to reduce stress and anxiety and make emotions easier to handle, understand, and move forward from. If you are considering beginning a daily journaling practice, consider the tips below to help foster a foundation in journaling that feels attainable.

By Lauren Harkawik
How journaling can help get through hard times
How journaling can help get through hard times

Coping and overcoming are always necessary in life. Let's look at four mental exercises to follow in your journal, that can make it easier to go through a difficult times or a painful situation.

By Cécile Lebleu
How journaling can improve remote work
How journaling can improve remote work

Remote work is booming. Some of us are used to it, but for most people, it's a completely new experience, that appeared out of necessity, at a time when life is already hard enough as it is. Wherever on the spectrum you are, journaling can help.

By Cécile Lebleu
How to start a journal and stick with it?
How to start a journal and stick with it?

Writing a journal can be a very rewarding experience. In addition to being a practical way to log activities, it can help you in numerous ways. However, it does require more than a little personal motivation, which is where many people falter.

30 March, 2020