Today and tomorrow in Mexico, people will not just honor, but celebrate their departed loved ones. The human heart grieves long after a loved one has passed, and the traditions of Día de Muertos create a beautify communal moment. Some of the traditions in Mexico include enjoying a loved one’s favorite foods, creating a memorial altar, […]
About L S
Reflective journal writing is a way to direct your own growth, to tap the wisdom within. For 25+ years I’ve helped individuals, families, organizations navigate change. I’ve studied leading thinkers and used their guided journal writing methods myself. I share favorite entrance meditations to empower reflective journal writing.
I combine my passion and skills for innovation, personal growth, and problem-solving to help others tap their own inner wisdom when they need it most.
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Thrilled to be featured right now on the Insight Timer blog. Check out my guest post about the benefits and how to of blending meditation with journal writing. Or is it journal writing with meditation? Read more to find out. ‘Mindful Journaling’ feature on Insight Timer.
Aug 16th (8/16) is what I call Story Changers Day. A day to honor ancestors known, unknown or hidden. We all come from great grandparents, great greats, great great greats … Some of their stories we know — and appreciate. Some we know, and let’s say, we’ve learned from. Others we have a sense of […]
In the past four weeks I’ve worked with over 45 students in online journaling workshops as each looked for ways to process the impact of the COVID-19 crisis individually and as a learning community. Nearly 75% of the way complete, it’s fascinating what we’ve shared together. And the lessons I’ve learned. My big takeaway comes […]
Since social distancing due to coronavirus has started I find myself incredibly tired so early on some nights, completely crashed out on others, and sometimes I just toss and turn and toss and turn. And man, regardless of the type of sleep, I’ve had some crazy dreams. Dream Insight I’ve since learned that this is […]
If you’re like me, you’re hunkering down for safety, while your head and heart try to process what this pandemic really means on a day-to-day basis. Astronaut Scott Kelly (the twin who was in space for a year) offered some inspired tips on what it takes to live effectively in isolation. The NYTimes shared an […]
This is a tough time, but we’ll get through it. The best thing to do as a community is social distancing. But let’s keep spreading kindness. As my way of sending a little ripple of love and healing into the world I am offering three free Journal the Self Online workshops. This is normally a […]
My in-laws are a family of math people, and bakers. So we never miss out on celebrating Pi Day. (Our favorite is a cookie-cake with the Pi symbol on the middle — a circle, of course. We waited so that we ate it at exactly 3.14 1:59!) A great Pi-related journal prompt is the List […]
Topics du Jour is one of my favorite journal techniques because it’s so clever, simple and effective. The idea is easy – brainstorm the top 30 words that mean the most to you. Represent your own priories with names of people in your life, values or skills, your favorite activities or hobbies, etc! Then assign […]
We’ve gained an hour of sunlight (but I do miss that hour of sleep!). The earth still appears to be sleeping, but change is afoot. In your journal this is great inspiration. Try a Springboard or a Clustering write. Spring forward… As a Springboard write, use the words as your prompt and follow your writing. […]