Pick up this beautiful, richly illustrated gem and be inspired to polish the prism of self-reflection and journal your way to self-discovery. Create your own series of 'personal books' that provide a home for your mind, savouring life's moments with scissors and gluestick at the ready. Written for anyone seeking creative, lo-fi tools to help contemplate the torrent of life and eddies within, Helen's warmth, humour and edgy honesty envelops you. A book that reads like a chat with an old friend - comfy, comforting and one that brings out the best in you.
A Palmerston North-based poet, creative writing tutor, yoga and meditation teacher, Helen's colourful, towering stack of journals (amassed over a twenty-year love affair with the art of journaling) provide the raw material and inspiration for this book and the Art of Journaling workshops she teaches. Find Helen on Facebook - search for Helen Lehndorf, writer
1. Getting started: circling like a cat2. Build up the quality of your attention3. Anything can happen here4. What are you feeding your imagination? 5. Haywire, mayhem, bedlam: perfect is boring6. Full-throttle melodrama: allowing the ugly7. The things you are not ready for happen anyway: navigating big life transitions8. Demons, curveballs and tripwires: processing pain9. Untangling: solving specific problems in your journal10. When in doubt, make a cup of tea and write a list11. Take back ritual: intentions, touchstones, cycles and seasons12. Allow hope: gratitude, glory and grace