Journaling is a private way to put thoughts and feelings into words, which can help in understanding them more clearly and provide an emotional release. Expressive writing (therapeutic journaling) about trauma has been shown to help increase positive moods and can be beneficial for many kinds of mental health challenges. Journaling can take the form of stream of consciousness writing or focus on specific topics such as gratitude, mindfulness, or working on goals. Drawing and doodling can also be a productive and fun part of a journaling practice.


How to Declutter Your Mind — Keep a Journal | Ryder Carroll | TEDxyale

Being busy doesn't always mean being productive. Ryder Carroll shares the story of how a system he developed to manage his childhood attention deficit disorder now helps people worldwide achieve their goals with greater efficiency and satisfaction.

Being You: A Journal

Being You: A Journal takes you on an interactive journey of discovery, creative expression, and empowerment.

Journaling Resources

Thoreau kept an extensive journal which was published in 1906 (he was the first public figure to have his journals published in their entirety). It includes about 2 million words that are organized into 14 volumes!

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.


How to Journal for Anxiety and Depression | Mental Health Journaling

Journaling is a wonderful tool for helping with anxiety and depression. Mental health is a struggle for so many people. That is why I wanted to share the benefits of journal for anyone dealing with depression, anxiety, confidence issues, anger .

The Power of Now Journal

Terms like groundbreaking and life-changing are often used to describe books, but not always accurately. They are when describing The Power of Now, which has become a genuine cultural phenomenon. Oprah Winfrey keeps it at her bedside and calls it “one of the most valuable books I’ve ever read.

What’s All This About Journaling?

It was my ex-husband who got me journaling again. Our marriage was falling apart, and, on the advice of his friend, he had started to do “morning pages,” a daily journaling practice from the seminal self-help book “The Artist’s Way.”

Writing, real writing, should leave a small sweet bruise somewhere on the writer—and on the reader.


Doctors Describe Benefits of Therapeutic Journaling

UW Health Clinical Psychologist Dr. Shilagh Mirgain describes how keeping a therapeutic journal can improve our lives.

Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life

Wild Mind is for everyone who writes or wants to write. Natalie Goldberg teaches a Zen-like method that will take you straight to the source of creative power, to the mind that is ‘raw, full of energy, alive and hungry.


Imagination and Creativity