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Handwriting evolution in my journals

Tweet  Handwriting is an incredible thing. So much of an individual’s personality is infused in it. If you are a regular reader of Kaizen Journaling, you know that I am a big advocate of handwritten journaling. Recently, I was talking to a friend who also journals and we were talking about handwriting and how it’s […]

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How to take Emotional Inventory in 7 Days

Tweet  How often do you react in a certain way and then regret it? How often do you say things in annoyance or anger and then wish you hadn’t?  Perhaps you don’t even realise it. Perhaps you think it’s perfectly fine to be often annoyed, irritated, or angry. Now think about it – is that […]

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Journaling Exercise: Challenging Your Mindset in Challenging Times

Tweet    I’ve been facing some personal challenges recently. Unexpected twists and turns that threw all my plans aside, forced me to shift priorities, and focus on things that I didn’t want to focus. That’s also one of the reasons why I haven’t been able to post here regularly, though that will hopefully change. I […]

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Journaling Exercise: Dissecting Your Nearest and Dearest

Tweet  image credit   Well if that title caught your attention, I don’t know what that says about you :-) But in this exercise, we are going to dissect people closest to you.   Not literally.  Just on the page.    Who are the 5 people closest to you?  Why? What makes them closest?  Why […]

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Journaling Exercise: Are you self-centered?

Tweet  image credit     Too much self-centered attitude brings isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering. Dalai Lama   I had a conversation recently with someone who is going through a rough period, but what I noticed was that every single sentence was about them. Even when […]

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End of Year Journaling & Mind Cleansing – Join In for Free

Tweet    Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. – Seneca Life can change in a split second. The moment of revelation, or decision, or when perspective shifts. Often all it takes is a split second. It doesn’t matter what day it is. Life does not wait for the New Year to start, […]

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NAWE 2016 Conference Report

Tweet  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

Tweet  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

Tweet  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)

Tweet  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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