NAWE 2016 Conference Report

  I am about a month late on this report, but fortunately, the subject is not time sensitive. I spent the weekend of 11th to 13th November attending my first academic conference, which is actually only a bit different from BristolCon (Science Fiction and Fantasy convention where writers and artists gather) that I attend annually. […]

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Brexit, Trump, and the World Getting You Down? Unoverwhelm Your Mind With Journaling

  image credit   I woke up this morning to find that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Brexit repercussions continue to play havoc in the UK. In India, Prime Minster Modi has decided to stop 500 and 1000 Rupees notes from circulation to reduce the amount of Black […]

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Journaling Prompt: Halloween

  image credit   It may be all about commercial purchases, like many holidays these days, but I do love Halloween. Supposedly scary costumes become cool, and it’s okay for us all to be dressed in weird get-ups!  In the spirit of Halloween then, here’s a journaling prompt for you to try out: What’s the […]

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NAWE Conference: Stratford-Upon-Avon (Come say Hello)

  I will be attending the National Association of Writers in Education Conference from November 11-13 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of the bard! Check out the full, exciting programme here.  On Saturday November 12th, I’m presenting a paper titled “Hand-written journaling in the digital age.”  This is the programme blurb:  Digital technology has become a […]

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My Year, or How Change in One Area of My Life Led to a Better, Healthier, More Empowered Me!

  So, this particular year started on September 21st, 2015. But in all honesty, the journey – or rather the struggle to get to that stage – started years before. On 21/09/15 I joined my new gym – and where I’m today and who I’m today is very different from who I was then. Bear […]

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Journaling to Discover and Defy Your Limits

  image credit Do you ever stop to think about your limits? How often do you say, “I can’t do this,” or “I’m not smart enough for that”, or “I’m not fit enough for that,” or “I’m not disciplined enough for that” or other similar phrases?  Do a 24 hour experiment.  For one day, make […]

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Limited Journaling for Those Who Can’t Journal

  image credit   I often hear from people who say they have tried keeping a journal, but just can’t keep up the habit consistently. Others face the fear of the blank page…they don’t know what to write. Yet others feel that their life isn’t exciting enough, fun enough, or in any way worthy of […]

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Journaling Exercise: What Is Your Relationship With Your Body…Beyond the Surface

  image credit     For today’s exercise, I want you to think about your relationship with your body.  Let’s start with the surface answer first: Do you hate your body, love your body, are indifferent, or neutral?  Don’t give up if you have never thought about this. Keep exploring how you feel to arrive at […]

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Journaling Exercise: What does Independence Mean to You?

    The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. Virginia Woolf   Happy 4th of July to all American peeps! The world seems topsy-turvey, but the American heroes […]

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The Three Rs: Relax, Recharge, Regroup

  image credit   We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living. Thich Nhat Hanh   I’m writing this from the terrace […]

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