Tomorrow begins the long-anticipated, first ever, Live Art.fully journaling retreat. 8 women gathering for a weekend of rest, journaling, good food, hot drinks, laughter, creativity, inspiration, and reflection. I can't wait!

I believe so strongly in the benefits of journaling. There are so many positive aspects:

  • goal-setting and tracking your progress

  • recording the moments -- big and small -- of your life

  • writing your life story

  • dreaming, and watching those dreams take shape

  • resolving unfinished business, perhaps after a complicated relationship has ended, whether by separation, break-up, death or divorce

  • creative expression

  • leaving a legacy for your children or future generations (wouldn't you be interested in reading your great-great grandmother's life story?)

  • decreasing blood pressure

  • reducing stress levels

  • documenting your impressions, perspective and insights

  • recording meaningful conversations

  • and the list goes on and on...
I am a peculiar breed of person who simply thinks best by writing. I like to say I do my best thinking in ink. Many famous writers and journal-keepers have been quoted saying that they write to discover what they think. That certainly rings true for me. I always feel more calm and centered after writing.

So tomorrow, we retreat.

For those of you who aren't attending, take some time this weekend to journal. It will be great to meet up here again on Monday and talk about it.


  1. I would definitely love to attend one of these in the future!!!!! Keep me in mind.

  2. This sounds so great. I saw the pictures on FB. You guys look like you are having a great time. Blessings to you all.


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