This time of year, as the days get shorter and our workloads seem heavier than ever, we become more susceptible to seasonal affective disorder, seasonal depression, and in turn negative self-talk. Those of us who battle depression year-round are especially likely to feel lower as the daylight hours decrease and the leaves begin to fall. I’ve felt this year after year. As the evenings become darker earlier, I find myself eager to get home and just cozy up on the couch. I skip yoga classes, and say no to plans with friends. Meals sometimes become secondary, as does my sleep schedule and my morning routine. I’m lucky to get out of the house with two matching shoes and a cup of coffee some days.
When it comes to faith, there are far more uncertainties than strongholds, but there is something I know to be true.
Each month I like to provide my readers a list of inspiration for writing. This isn't meant to be a checklist, or even a daily challenge. Take from these what you will. If you want to write every day, there's a small thought for each one in the month. If you'd rather pick and choose, … Continue reading April Journal Prompts
March 1 Writing Prompt: List three goals for March: Plug back in: Since the start of the year, I've disengaged from my routine, from my local people, and from my passions. I have't been writing as much, or reading. I haven't spent more than 20 minutes on my mat since our honeymoon, and my body … Continue reading March, setting goals
Prompt: I Forgive You Letter, Let's release the energy drain and write a letter of forgiveness to that person. Explain the situation, why you were hurt, and then forgive them. Physically write the words, "I Forgive You." Maybe give this to them if it feels like they'll receive it well, or just keep it for yourself. … Continue reading Write It Out Challenge, Day #5
Prompt: If I were practicing deep self love, I would start....and I would stop.... I want to start by saying, I truly believe self-love is the beginning of all happiness. Why we don't teach our children this in elementary school, is beyond me. I'm not perfect, but I have a lot of self-care already build … Continue reading Write It Out Challenge Day #4
Prompt: Write a dream vision statement in detail I live with grace, confidence and rhythm, and approach each situation with ease and compassion. Entering a room, I am received as a warm and welcomed presence. My home is a simple place of balance where comfort and quiet meets goofy dogs who will lick your face … Continue reading Write It Out Challenge, Day #3
Prompt #2: What are you not grateful for? What sucks? I'm not grateful when my alarm goes off in the morning, or when the cold wood floor chills my feet. I'm not grateful for the dirty car I drive to work, or the fact that the registration is up on the other car. I'm not … Continue reading Write It Out Challenge, Day #2
My dear friend, entrepreneur and yogi, Alyssa Kuzins, is introducing her incredible new product, The Journal Deck, next month. As part of her launch, she's running a journaling challenge starting today! Check it out here. Prompt #1: What are you grateful for? I have so much to be grateful for, and too often I focus … Continue reading Write It Out Challenge, Day #1