I am now super famous or something! Or... not at all. Whatever. The point is that I have a new article up on Mind Body Green, all about how journaling can boost your mindfulness practice.
(My previous life as a wellness writer seems to have caught up with me -- I haven't used the word "boost" in a while!)
Here it is. Enjoy! And by the way, my Writing Through The Senses workshop is happening this Friday! We're in a much bigger (and fancier) room than our usual bank vault, so there's still space if you'd like to join us.
How to become more mindful using nothing but a journal
When you think of mindfulness, what do you picture? Is it a luxurious savasana at the end of a yoga class? An afternoon spent perched on a meditation cushion, listening to relaxing music and focusing on your breath? A moment, in the midst of a crisis, spent centering yourself and watching your thoughts float by like clouds?
Yes. Mindfulness is all of those things, but at the core of it, it's about paying attention. And one of the most powerful tools in your mindfulness toolkit is something you may not have considered: a simple journal and pen. Go read the rest ->