To Thine Own Self be True

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.  – William Shakespeare


Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“There is, of course, always the personal satisfaction of writing down one’s own experiences so they may be saved, caught and pinned under glass, hoarded against the winter of forgetfulness. Time has been cheated a little, at least, in one’s own life, and a personal, trivial immortality of an old self assured.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, North to the Orient


Isaac Watts

“Once a day, especially in the early years of life and study, call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge.”
Isaac Watts, The Improvement of the Mind to Which Are Added a Discourse on the Education of Children

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Journaling has been very beneficial in my life for a variety of reasons:  I have been able to sort through my feelings, problems, plans and goals though journaling.  Journaling has been another form of creativity with art, painting, drawing, collage and so much more.  Journaling can be pen, paper, notebooks, diaries, journal books, and digital. Journaling can be a historical account of your family, memory books of your kids and grandkids or memoir of your life.  Journaling is what you want it to be, personal or public.

Why Journal?

Vent emotions

Gain clarity


Relationship Issues

Finding solutions

Getting to know yourself

Common Mistakes About Journaling

Not Journaling at all

Only writing feelings

Only free writing

Thinking it has to be for hours at a time

Thinking it has to be every day

Why Keep a Personal Journal?

Journaling is easy, just about cost-free, and incredibly helpful to the individual in a multitude of ways.

Evolving to become all that you can be requires effort on your part.
People are naturally  built to imagine something better and then go after it.
So many of us, though, don’t know how to take the first steps.

Journal writing is a direct route to the knowledge, confidence, and faith that let us grow and change with joy.

Journal writing is a daily habit that:

  • Needs no more than a pen and notebook:
  • Creates breathing space around your issues, whatever they may be;
  • Bring solutions through consistent inquiry and self-expression.

Why Other’s Journal:

“Because my memory is shot!!! LOL ok seriously, memories and lessons. I learn all about me, lessons and most of all I do it for healing. There are things I share with my Journal I could never convey to others about my life and my lifes Journey.” Steph Jordan

“It’s a way for me to find out what I am really feeling and thinking. (Journaling now for 28 years.) I think it has probably saved me more than a few times.” Sarah Malm Lutter

“For several reasons: 1) To keep my sanity. 2) To help me sleep. If I don’t journal and “talk to myself” about dreams, recent events, etc. then I can’t sleep well until I do. 3) To understand and decipher my dreams. 4) To keep a record of my life as a legacy. 5) To keep a record of my thoughts for my future books…” Raymonde Savoie

“I am so grateful for being introduced to journaling, it has made an amazing difference to my life. There are a few reasons why I journal. I use it as a way to keep my thoughts on track, to be self loving, to sort through problems and find solutions and to manage my mood.” Kae White

“Because it is an essential part of my growth and spiritual practice; it also connects me with me.” Rhiannon Hopkins

At, Crystal Wilkerson has Why Keep a Personal Journal?  as her Day 28 of her 30 Day Challenge on Thought  Why Keep a Personal Journal?



My Art and Soul Website

My Art and Soul Website

This Blog is dedicated to my personal art work from the Art Workshops that I’m learning from:  Willowing Arts, Cotton Candy Girls, Doll Dreams and more.  I will have a dedicated page to each Instructor or Workshop that I participate in.  I will also have a Blog a Journal page where I will attempt to write to prompts that I find on line or anything that inspires me to write a thought.  I have a “Who Am I?” Journal where I write using several resources on self discovery.  I have My Artist’s Way Page based on the book The Artist Way by Julie Cameron and My Artist’s Way Toolkit.


Online Journaling:

You can enroll in a Penzu Account for Free but it has limited features.
I invite you to open a Penzu Pro Account

About Journaling Websites:

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles on

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Journaling with Your Spouse
The “Who Am I?” Journal

Journal Ideas:

Write Your Story with a Journal Jar

I came across several website with the cutest and creative idea for journal prompts so I wanted to share some of those ideas I found using jars.

Write Your Story with a Journal Jar by Little Birdie Secret:

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Write Your Story – Journal Jars by Little Birdie Secret

Write Your Story with a Journal Jar

119 Journal Prompts for Your Journal Jars

Journal in a Jar with Printable Prompts and Instructions:

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Adult Journal Jar with Printable Prompts

Creating a Journal Jar Step by Step Instructions

Journal Jar Ideas

Junk Journals:

 Journaling for Kids:

Tips for Journaling with Kids

Personal History for Kids

Why Your Kids Should be Journaling and Doodling

Klutz – Express Yourself

Child’s Journal Jar and Printable Prompts

Journaling for Teens:



Art Journaling:

For more information and videos click on Art Journaling

Traveler’s Journals:

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 How to Make Your Own Traveler’s Journal:

How to make a leather journal cover with an elastic tie. Simple, elegant and reusable!


Journal Supplies:


Journal Resources:

Art Journaling Magazine by Stampington & Company



Journal Event:

The 2nd Annual Journaling Expo

Sunday, January 12, 2014, 1-4pm EST


To view replay and To Register Online for the 3rd Annual Journaling Expo, visit:

3rd Annual Journaling Expo,
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 1-4 p.m. EST




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