The Great Book of Journaling: How Journal Writing Can Support a Life of Wellness, Creativity, Meaning and Purpose (Therapeutic Writing, Personal Wri

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.72 inches | 0.78 pounds

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About the Author

Eric Maisel, PhD, is widely regarded as America's foremost creativity coach and has written extensively on the challenges of the creative life. His books specifically for writers include Deep Writing, Write Mind, Living the Writer's Life,
A Writer's Space, A Writer's Paris, and A Writer's San Francisco.

Maisel is the author of 50+ books, among them The Power of Daily Practice, Lighting the Way, Coaching the Artist Within, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Why Smart People Hurt, and The Van Gogh Blues.

Lynda Monk,
MSW, RSW, CPCC is the director of the International Association for Journal Writing. Lynda is co-editor of Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing. She is the co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journaling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection and created Life Source Writing: A 5 Step Reflective Journaling Method. As a registered social worker and wellness coach, Lynda regularly speaks and teaches on the healing power of writing.


"I dare you to
read more than a chapter or two of The Great Book of Journaling without
feeling compelled to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard! This book is a
beautiful quilt, each chapter written by one of the wisest voices in the
journaling world, on every aspect of journal writing imaginable. That such
journaling intelligence is accessible between two covers of one book is a gift
to any existing or would-be journal keeper."--Ruth Folit, founder and past director of the International
Association for Journal Writing "I
coach and accredit professional
coaches and mentors, so I know what it takes for us to succeed personally and professionally.
One of those success factors is having positive daily mental health and well-being
practices. That's why I'm a fan of The Great Book of Journaling. It's a wonderful self-care resource
for practicing what we preach to
our clients, one that will help us and them live the lives we both desire."--Dawn
, business director, international authority for professional coaching and

"This is a GREAT BOOK for those
who already journal and for those who are ready to journal! Every chapter is
filled with ideas and examples that will spark your creative self into action! Buy
a copy for yourself, and lots more for gifts!"

--Joyce Chapman, author of Journaling for Joy

"As one of the 40 contributors to this book, I am
excited by the collection's diverse approaches to journaling, all of them with
something to teach me. This easy-to-engage-with collection offers strategies
for journaling that will revive interest for long-time journal keepers and
encourage new journal keepers to establish their journaling practice. Every
chapter includes writing strategies that foster discovery as well as
encouraging one to continue journaling for healing, for wisdom, and for
capturing all of life moments."

--Sheila Bender, founder of Writing It Real

"The Great Book of Journaling is indeed
great! The richness of the many journaling perspectives, benefits, and suggested
journaling activities included makes this book a true gem. I highly recommend
this book for new and avid journal writers alike who crave both inspiration and
information to start, sustain, or deepen an existing journaling practice. This
book will surely inspire you to pick up your pen and tap into your inner wisdom
and well-being through journaling."--Rebecca
, "Journaling saved my life while battling a life-threatening
illness. Never in the history of the world has there been a greater
need for the in-depth introspection and self-healing that journal-keeping
offers. The Great Book of Journaling is a stellar introduction
to the joys and benefits of journaling by leaders in the field. Inspiration and
guidance shine from every page."--Lucia Capacchione, art therapist, author, and originator of the
Creative Journal Method "What you'll find in The Great Book of Journaling is more than just a collection of
ideas about journaling. Each of these chapters is meant to invite you deeper
into a practice of listening to yourself, tuning into your intuition, and
harnessing your natural powers to heal and create the life that you were meant
to live. Ready for a fresh experience of the practice your therapist and every
self-help book has been telling you to do? This book will touch your heart and
help you connect with your inner creative self in a practice that can last the
rest of your life!"--Jacob Nordby, author of The Creative Cure-How Finding and
Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life
"Who wouldn't want a life of wellness,
creativity, meaning, and purpose? As a psychotherapist who believes that my
craft can be helpful in this respect, I must also acknowledge that journaling
can also help get you there. You still have to put in the work, and you will
want to learn from the best. I highly recommend The Great Book of Journaling. It is full of practical wisdom, and it is a lot less expensive
than therapy."--Jed Diamond, PhD, psychotherapist, author of The
Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of
Depression and Aggression
Great Book of Journaling
which contains an eclectic variety of creative and meaningful ways to journal,
serves as a valuable and practical guide to anyone interested in journaling.
For those who already journal, the book invites the reader to explore new
techniques and unlocks the key to the gifts of journaling."

R. Saferstein
, author of Living and Leaving My Legacy