Friday, July 6, 2012

Journal Excursions Day 2 | B is for Body

Your body is a map of your existence, and a rich source of stories and starting points for your journal writing.  Connect with “the soft animal of your body”.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Journal Excursions Day 1 | A is for Awareness

A is for Awareness
The simplest way to begin a journal entry is to describe your surroundings and what you are perceiving through all of your senses.  It brings you into the present moment, which is a good place to start any writing from.  Stop, take a few breaths, check in with yourself.  Record the sights, sounds, textures, scents and tastes you're taking in at this moment - without any embellishment.  If that's all you write today - it may just be enough.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Journal Excursions

Excursions by Edi Klingner & Piper Leigh
This is a little handmade book I bought years ago, that I keep close at hand in my journal kit: a limited edition created  by two Santa Fe book artists, Edi Klingner and Piper Leigh, entitled: "Excursions - 26 starts for the empty page".  It contains wonderful, unique prompts for journaling - one for each letter of the alphabet.  It's great, when I feel a little stuck for inspiration, to open this up to a random page and use the prompt to get my journaling started.

In the spirit of this, I will be offering up my own version of simple journaling prompts, A to Z, in the weeks ahead.  I hope you'll enjoy them, collect them, and use them to take you on a journey of your own!