Happy birthday Peter Roget (inventor of the modern thesaurus)! Okay, I did have to look this up. But I love that it’s a thing. In honor of Peter’s love of words, I’d invite you to try the Clustering technique in your journal today. Clustering is a quick and simple technique that tricks your left (thinking) […]
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.
Entries by L S
Count 12 days from Christmas, and you land on – January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany. In religious tradition, this is the date the three wise men finally completed their journey. The word roots mean ‘manifestation’ (as in the three kings manifesting their quest to see the baby Jesus). But the word also means […]
Happy New Year! This quiet time of year, plus a fresh start calls us to think about what we want to make of the next 365 opportunities ahead. It’s a great time to take a snapshot of the different elements of your life, assess where you are, where you want to be, and action steps […]
Whether 2019 was amazing, or you want to forget it, it’s time to let it go. There are lessons in letting go – what hurts, what’s easy, things to repeat, things to never try again. The process of mentally letting go is a great activity for your journal. List of 100 from Journal to the […]
Whether you’re a Seinfeld fan or not, today is a big day – Festivus! To celebrate, all you need is an aluminum pole, feats of strength, and, the airing of grievances. I find the episode so funny. But humor aside, the airing of grievances is an effective journaling exercise, the Unsent Letter. It feels so […]
The longest day of the year is here. Today is a reminder of the power of the stillness. The quiet of the winter manifests as an eruption of spring. One is not possible without the other. What can you learn from the stillness? This is a great Springboard for your journal. Just write the prompt […]
Capricorn season is upon us – the sign of discipline, resourcefulness, and practical ambition. Time to get things done! Horoscopes may be unscientific, but I always seem to get just the inspiration I need. The traits of Capricorn set us up for the can-do spirit of a New Year. And what a fantastic time to […]
Happens to all of us. Nagging thoughts that just won’t go away. The ones that wake us up. Or pop in at the stop light. Betcha didn’t know there was a term for this — it’s known as the Zeigarnik Effect. Basically, researchers have found that if you tell someone not to focus on a […]
How do you create a mindset for a New Year, and build simple practices? It starts by giving a regular voice to your very own truth. And there’s no better place to do this than in a journal. Have you made New Year’s resolutions before, but not followed through? Or does setting goals take you […]
Let’s face it. Anyone can set a resolution for the New Year. But what’s the difference among those that bring that January vision to life during the next 365 days? The key is voice, poise and growth. Together you can create a new mindset, and simple practices that equip you to do the things that […]