December 1, 2021

As I mentioned in a previous post​, there are so many different ways you can use journaling. So it of course makes sense that there are many different kinds of benefits it can offer as well, depending on how you approach it. I’ve shared previously about how journaling has saved my life — both literally

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December 1, 2021

A version of this post was originally published on the Words for the Journey blog at the Chrysalis Institute in February 2017. My journal may have saved my life. As a 22-year-old in my first job after college, living in an unfamiliar city, I found myself feeling trapped in circumstances that seemed devoid of meaning

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December 1, 2021

“Am I OK?” Most of us are constantly asking ourselves that question in our lives. It might not always be conscious, but at some level we’re always holding up a yardstick to see if we measure up. I caught myself doing that just this morning. But this time, some wiser internal voice called bullshit on

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December 1, 2021

Think about what it means to you to live a good life. If your answers are anything like mine, you’ll mention things like… Feeling that I’ve had a positive impact in this world. Growing toward my potential. Establishing authentic and loving relationships. Cultivating joy and wonder. Feeling a deep sense of spiritual connection. And investing

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December 1, 2021

As I write this, I’m sitting in the Cardiovascular Center of a large medical complex in northern New Jersey, waiting to see my mother, who has just survived open heart surgery. Two new valves – one cow, one pig – now reside in her heart, replacing the ones that were initially damaged during an episode

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December 1, 2021

The story of how Willard quit smoking is legendary in our family. He had started smoking as a teenager in the 1950’s, picking up the habit while working as a caddy with his friends. They would hide cigarettes in a haystack where they could pick them up on their way to the golf course. By

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