11 Jan 2017
in Planner Love, Planning with Purpose (31 Days)
Tags: inspiration, journaling, Journaling as a Lifestyle, lifestyle, Planner, Planner Boot-Camp, Planning, Planning for the New Year, Planning with Purpose
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor Frankl
I get a lot of questions around this time of year about planning, planning methods and planner products. I have spent a good part of my life thinking long and hard about Time and Planning. I’ve had a wealth of experience helping people plan better as they attempt to adopt healthier habits and cultivate new lifestyles. Some might say I am a planner person. But the truth is, I am a planner girl by need NOT nature.
People often see me with my notebook in hand and comment about how organized I must be. They assume a planner has some magical power to make one organized! Trust me, a planner.. is not a fast pass to planner perfection and organized living. No book, but one, has power to supernaturally transform us.
07 Dec 2016
in Journal Keeping
Tags: #workhappy, Barnes & Noble, Chic Sparrow, Fountain Pens, Inkjoy Pens, Italian Leather Journal, Journal Keeper, journaling, journaling gifts, Leather Journals, Mugs, Papermate Pens, Pens, Pilot Pens, Poppin., The Success Choice, Writing Life
I got a message earlier this week from a friend inquiring about “journaling” gifts and asking for my suggestions. She gave me a brief description of who she was buying for and wondered what I would specifically recommend.
Well, shopping with other people’s money is my joy! Even if only in my head. Opinions I have, and opinions I share. So, since this is a question I get often, I have decided to share some of my very favorite repeat purchase products for journaling.
I’ll catch my planner people with another post.
23 Aug 2016
in Writing Life
Tags: Birthday, Birthday Giveaway, faith, Giveaway, Graciousness, inspiration, journaling
I’m sitting here at my desk on the eve before my 52nd birthday listening to the crickets as they chirp, chirp, chirp…the hum of cars occasionally overriding their Summer symphony. I’m struggling for words as I sit here and hope to somehow encapsulate in a blog post my honest to God thoughts about the title I have chosen. I feel like a foreigner, in my own office tonight. Every routine I held dear in the past has been tossed into an irretrievable folder and filed in the archives of my personal history. This year: 2016…the year I felt led to the word “Revelation“…and am still trying to find answers to questions that are yet to be revealed. More
29 Jul 2016
in Journal Keeping, Writing Life
Tags: 21 Days of Journaling in July, Creative Journaling, Creative Writing, Journal, journal keeping, Journal writing, journaling, Journaling as a Lifestyle, Writing Prompts
Our final day: 21 Days of Journaling in July ! Our last prompt is one of my favorites…but they are all my favorites. Meanwhile…
Please be sure you have taken advantage of the free PDF as I am pulling it down for revision, editing and…more! Oh, and if you have any input -at all- please be sure and let me know, as I will be using these prompts (after revised, improved and edited) in book form as part of my upcoming local workshops!
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28 Jul 2016
in Journal Keeping, Writing Life
Tags: 21 Days of Journaling in July, childhood memories, Journal, journaling, journaling prompts, memories, Writing Inspiration
One. More. Day. Today is day twenty of our journaling journey. I’ve posed a question on my Facebook Page @ Enthusiastically, Dawn.– check it out and let me know your thoughts. Today’s prompt can be a lighthearted look at childhood. If you’re like my hubby, you have so many happy family memories, he always is bringing up moments from the past, and can be quite nostalgic. I have a mixed bag from my past…but that doesn’t mean I can’t look back and find a few rays of sunshine. I know that had I not suffered many of the things I did, I would not be the same person. I believe we can find something to be thankful for even in a challenging or tragic childhood. I know I have.