The Journal Project

A Kind of Half Sleep

It's Sunday morning. I wake up slowly, and the apartment is warm and full of birdsong. My big male cat, Taku, is doing the combo meow-purr that tells me he's simultaneously hungry and itching to get outside. I am neither of those things, so I lay in bed for a [...]

By |May 24th, 2021|Love, My Diary|Comments Off on A Kind of Half Sleep

Pandemic Saturday

The sun is determined to shine here today, even though the temperature has barely made the double digits. It's not quite noon, I'm in sweatpants and my hair is still damp. I was hoping it would dry in pretty waves. Half my head cooperated, the other half decided a scraggly, [...]

By |May 8th, 2021|My Diary, The COVID Chrysalis|Comments Off on Pandemic Saturday

A Year Ago

Do you remember who you were a year ago? I was frustrated. Impatient. I felt like I could see all of my dreams like puzzle pieces, but like a dream, I couldn't get any of the pieces to fit together. Deep in my gut, I knew how fully I loved, [...]

By |March 18th, 2021|My Diary, The COVID Chrysalis|Comments Off on A Year Ago


As I’m building my journal therapy practice, a big part of this work has been articulating how I came into reflective writing. With the help of my new marketing goddess, something has really struck me; my whole life has been about creating a safe container for story:My personal story, the [...]

By |November 16th, 2020|Grief and Heartbreak, Love|Comments Off on Acceptance


People keep asking me if I’m okay. It’s a yes and no answer because ultimately, I know I will emerge intact, and I can literally feel my resilience at work, but holy mother this is a painful period of my life. And I’m so very tired all the time. I [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Grief and Heartbreak|Comments Off on Depression


It’s the full moon. The first of two in the month of October. My friend Jenny Arndt tells me that this moon is in Aries and I know that means it’s the moon of my inner warrior. I always give things to the full moon. Things that no longer serve [...]

By |October 1st, 2020|Grief and Heartbreak, Love|Comments Off on Bargaining

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