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New Releases! 6 Lined Journals with Unique Cover Designs

I love creating guided journals, but this month I decided to try designing some regular journals to see what I could come up with. The results are these six lovely creations. Each journal has 120 lined pages waiting for whatever writing or journaling a person is in the mood for. The difference between the journals is just the cover, because isn’t it nice to have choices?

Here is the official description below…

This a perfect for your every day use or great as a gift. This is a 120 page lined notebook or journal ready to be used for any kind of writing, journaling, or note taking. This is also small and can fit in most handbags, packs, or even a back pocket. Journal size is 5.25″ x 8″ with glossy cover and cream colored lined paper inside.

Some of the journals like the Affirmations, Gratitude, Inspiration, and Dreams can be used specially for those particular topics, or just used for free writing or regular journaling. My personal favorite is the Inspiration journal, not just because of the image and color, but I love the idea of having a journal just for writing inspired ideas (I have lots of those)!

Here are the individual links for each of the journals in case you want a closer look.

Notes is great for note taking or jotting down on the fly ideas.

Affirmations is great for keeping track of your favorite affirmations or creating your own.

Gratitude is great for writing down all the things you are thankful for and appreciate in life.

Dreams is great for writing down your dreams overnight, or life dreams (goals) that you want to come true.

Inspiration is great for writing down anything that might inspire you, or you have inspired ideas that you want to make sure you don’t forget.

Journal is great for note taking or just a generic journal.

I went ahead and created a separate page on this blog for lined journal. So they are easy to find (because I will be adding more at a later date), and hopefully won’t be confused with my guided journals.

Enjoy!

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Happy New Year and Some 2021 Resolutions!

It’s a new year! I’m so excited about all the new opportunities and possibilities a new year brings. Here’s to a new cycle of love, peace, abundance, and harmony for us all!

I have a few resolutions for 2021, and I thought I would share. The first is a big one. It’s something that 2020 really gave me a hard look at, and that was how much my life was full of a habit of fear. So I am starting a new year out with a dedication to retraining myself to have a habit of love instead.

So what does that mean exactly? It means being more gentle with myself, choosing to slow down or redirect my thoughts or attention to more loving things, situations, and outcomes. It means more positive self talk. Doing more things that feel good. Thinking good thoughts about others and situations, including envisioning good outcomes for all. And finding deeper connection with myself and others.

I have some ideas of things I can do to help that, but really I’ve already been putting new habits in place for a little while now. Habits like daily mediation, breath work, journaling, yoga, going for walks alone and sometimes with others, and just choosing fun and exciting things to focus on.

So I plan to continue these habits and be open to any new ones that might pop up. And also to tune in and see how I feel about anything before I act. If it feels too hard, then give it some space and try again.

I also want to make more journals! I love making journals. I love that creative process so much, and I already have a few ideas I can get started on over the next few weeks. I think I enjoy it so much because it’s a combination of several of my passions, which is writing, designing, and self improvement. And they have a quick turnaround. I really love being able to see a finished product in a short time from first conception of an idea. It’s great for boosting confidence too!

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New Release: I Feel Joyful Doing… A Guided Journal

Here is the fourth journal in the Journaling To Feel Good Series called I Feel Joyful Doing... I really, really love this journal because joy has always been an emotion I admired. For a long time, I admired it from afar. But recently, this emotion has taken a big front seat in my life.

I have found that when I focus on doing things that bring me joy, I invite even more joyfulness to enter my life. It’s part of my new focus in life in general. I do whatever brings me joy (or think about what brings me joy), and life just keeps getting better and better.

Here is the official book description…

Our emotions hold the key to a happy life. The better we feel, the better our life becomes around us. In life, we have learned many ways of not feeling well, but through consistently reaching for better feelings, we can rise above to something greater. This guided journal is dedicated to finding the feeling of joyfulness and other closely related emotions, which is a wonderful first step to cultivating a lasting life of joy, love, and harmony.

This book is now available in paperback on Amazon and as a printable on Etsy.

Also, I created a Guided Journals page on this blog to be one easy place that holds all the information about my current or upcoming journals, where you can find them, and in what formats they are available in.

Hope you enjoy this book as I much as I do!

Oh, and I recently was feeling creative and put a little book promotional video together for this journal series. What do you think?

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New Release: In This Moment, I Feel… A Guided Journal

Here’s my newest journal in the Journaling To Feel Good Series. In This Moment, I Feel… is all about taking time to stop and enjoy the moment.

That has probably been one of the hardest things for me to do is to stay present. I get so busy thinking about the past, or dreaming about the future, I often overlook where I actually am. That’s why I created this topic.

I have been journaling in a proof copy for a little over a month with this one. I don’t use it every day. Maybe three to four times a week, but each time I do, the prompts really help me see what’s around me with fresh eyes, which is quite a lot of fun.

Here is the official book blurb.

When we take the time to be present in the moment, we step out of the constant chatter of our minds to see what really is. We are no longer living in the past, or the future, but in the now, and the now has so many wonderful gifts to offer us. We can also cultivate a deeper awareness of ourselves that can bring positive change to our lives. This guided journal is a great way to step into the moment, and regularly enjoy the here and now.

This is the third book in the series. I feel Peaceful Because… and I Feel Appreciation For… are the first and second book.

And look for two more journals coming out by the end of the month! One more for this series, and another one that’s a stand alone called The Daily Self-Care Journal.

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Starting A New Journey In Life And This Blog

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This blog has gone through many updates and changes since I first started it ten years ago. Mostly it started as a writing site, then shifted over to book reviews. Somewhere in between there, I did posts about journaling and posts reflecting on some of the self-improvements I’d gone through. But for the most part, I have tried to keep to a writing theme. That’s about to change.

I realized that in my trying to put this blog “into a box”, I was cutting myself from other possibilities. So I am opening this space up wide to incorporate all of me, not just one part. That’s because I am not just a writer, or book reviewer. I’m a lot of other things, things I’d like to share, but have been hesitant to do so.

If you are looking for just writing posts (not that I’ve done many of those recently…lol) or just book reviews, then this may be where you unfollow me and go elsewhere, I’m totally cool with that. But if you are into a little bit of an adventure, then stick around, because things might get a little interesting.

So how exactly is this “new me/ new blog” going to work?

Well, I decided to sit down and see if I could write a “mission statement” to kind of sum up how I want to move forward with this blog, and with my life. This is what I came up with…

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