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Journaling Can Help with COVID-19 Emotions

I published an Op-Ed in the Pasadena Weekly about the benefits of journal writing during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Here's a snippet! "In the midst of a global pandemic and economic turndown, many Americans are battling stress, depression, and despair. Since...

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Discover the Writer Within You

When we call someone a “writer,” typically we think of someone who has published their work professionally. Whether it’s a book, an article, a poem, or a screenplay, the product of writing is usually the distinguishing criteria. Undoubtedly, these products of writing...

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Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be teaching JOURNAL TO THE SELF®, an empowering journal-writing workshop, again this fall. The course is offered ONLINE through PCC Extension at Pasadena City College, which means you can access it from anywhere in the world. We'll...

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Dive Deep this Summer!

As summer arrives, the great outdoors beckons. Many of us have been cooped up in our homes for weeks or months due to the covid crisis. Heading out into nature and -- if we have the opportunity -- diving into a pool, a lake, or the ocean sounds pretty amazing right...

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Introducing Online Journaling Sessions

"At the epicentre of a storm, it is always calm. Find that centre, your centre. That’s where you will find strength." - AVIS Viswanathan There's no denying it: We're definitely weathering a major storm as a society right now. With the twin crises of the global...

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Journal to the Self at PCC Extension

I'm so excited to be offering JOURNAL TO THE SELF®, an empowering journal writing workshop, through PCC Extension at Pasadena City College in the Spring 2020 term! The class will be held on the Pasadena City College campus and runs six Sundays, March 1 to April 5,...

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It’s Official: I’m a Certified JTTS Instructor

I’m pleased to announce that, as of today, I’m officially a Certified Instructor of JOURNAL TO THE SELF® Workshops! Cue the cartwheels of joy!! I’m really excited about this, as little by little, over the course of the past year, I’ve worked my way through the...

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A Peek Inside Thoreau’s Journals

Though Henry David Thoreau’s Walden is a staple of college English and humanities classes, I managed to earn a master’s in English without ever reading it. Shocking, I know! Sure, I’d read selections from it in a class or two but never sat down to read the whole book...

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Writing Your Way to a Dream Home

Here in Los Angeles, the housing market is absolutely bananas. Even though home and condo prices have cooled slightly in recent months, prices are still sky high. And even if you've got the cash to pre-qualify for a loan, that isn't any guarantee of nabbing a property...

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