You know yourself pretty well, right? After all, you are your constant companion, morning noon and night. Still, most of us find ourselves bewildered at our own choices and actions from time to time. We try to be who we want to be, but the harder we try, the worse things get. The result can be confusion, misunderstandings, and even broken relationships.
Most of us are longing for lives with less stress. We long to feel more confident. Many of us wish we could experience a day or even an hour without doubting ourselves.
Everyone from Brené Brown to Oprah to Julia Cameron to Anne Lamott has extolled the virtues of a regular journaling practice for clearing mental cobwebs, learning what’s behind our mysterious impulses to hurt the ones we love, and creating change.
A Book of Self-Portraits
As someone who’s been journaling for decades (and uncovered more of my interior life than I ever would have thought existed), I’ve learned it’s so much more than carrying around a blank book and venting my emotional judgments. It’s about sorting out what you think and believe so you can know exactly who you are. You’re then freed to authentically relate to others without being distracted by all the unfinished and unsorted business in your own heart and mind.
Each journal entry is like a self-portrait. Artists paint themselves both to practice their craft and to practice seeing the thoughts, feelings, and needs behind a glint, gleam, furrow, or lid. It’s how they learn the meaning of shadow and light. When you keep a journal, you create self-portrait after self-portrait, and eventually you come to know the human spirit.
That’s why I’m offering this guided journaling experience with two coaching sessions… to give you the guidance you need to intentionally process what’s been happening in your life and in your world. You’ll experience directly two of the most powerful tools available for gaining perspective and self-awareness.