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June 2017 Journal Prompts

Grab your journal, it’s that time again! Time for your awesome journaling prompts for the month!

Journaling is proven to reduce stress and increase feelings of satisfaction, gratitude and an enlightened sense of wellbeing. This makes it a powerful tool we can ALL use to hone in on

  • who we are
  • what we want
  • what we value
  • and so much more

Your journal practice is what you make it, and my advice to you is to make it a daily habit to sit down for a couple of minutes every day to check in with yourself. You can write about anything, but if you find yourself struggling to come up with your own ideas of what to write about- these prompts are for you!



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Outline October: Prep and Resources for NaNoWriMo

November is coming up and that means a couple of things! Get ready to see a lot of mustaches and beards growing in as No-Shave November continues to be a thing. And get ready to write a novel! That’s right, November is National Novel Writing Month, or also known as NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo is a site that encourages you to sign up, and write a 50,000 word novel rough draft in 30 days. That means you need to write an average of 1,600 words a day to finish! NaNoWriMo is a great way to get into novel writing, and accomplish a goal that you set yourself!

So October has become known by some as Outline October! You can go into NaNoWriMo with just an idea, sure. But having an outline or a template would sure help you stick to that 1,600 word minimum a day. This page lists some preparation tips, tools and other resources that myself and other NaNoWriMo’ers have stumbled upon in our research, and will help you in all aspects of novel-writing, from character creation to world building and beyond!

If you know of another resource that you think belongs on this list, comment below and I’d be happy to add it!

Hope this list helps all you newbie (or seasoned!) novel writers out there!

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The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Not too long ago, you could say I was in a bit of a rut. Health problems and money issues were bogging me down, and the fact that my husband and I had just recently moved to a new state meant that my support group was far and away (of course we skyped and texted and talked on the phone, but sometimes you really just need a hug from your mum…) I woke up in the morning scared and unsure. I could tell something was brewing inside that was making me sad and was holding me back from accomplishing much more than just getting out of bed in the morning. I had lost touch with myself.

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