“I should advise you to put it all down as beautifully as you can, if some beautifully bound book. Then you can go to that book and turn over the pages and for you it will be your church - your cathedral - the silent places of your spirit where you will find renewal… for in that book is your soul.” - Carl Jung
I started writing in a journal when I was 15. Inspired by authors, poets & songwriters I admired, I felt the call to put pen to paper and express myself through the written word. That first journal was a simple black & white composition notebook that probably cost $2.
The pages of that composition notebook became a place - really the ONLY place - where I felt entirely comfortable to tell the truth. With pen in hand, I could actually tell the unvarnished truth about what I felt and who I was - my joys, my struggles, my passions, my fears.
I still have that first notebook. It may have only cost $2 at the time, but that journal - and all the journals that would follow - would offer me a priceless gift: myself.
Of all the tools I’ve found in my life for connecting with my true self, journaling came to me first and has been a common thread throughout my entire life journey.
Through high school and college, through spiritual epiphanies and painful lessons, through marriage and divorce, through career shifts and life transformations… journaling has been there for me.
For 20 years now, it’s been the most consistent practice of my inner life.. my constant companion on the journey towards myself.
For all those reasons, I feel a deep inspiration to share this practice of journaling with others.
So in May of 2021, I hosted the first SOUL JOURNAL CHALLENGE. The 30 prompts featured above are the daily prompts I shared during that challenge. I offer them here on my website as a free tool for anyone looking to use journaling as a tool for inner exploration.
You can choose just one prompt that really speaks to you for your next journaling session, or embark on a daily practice of journaling for the next 30 days. However you choose to use the prompts above, I hope they serve your well on your journey towards yourself.
If you decide to join me for a 1-on-1 coaching experience, I will highly recommend journaling as a daily practice during our work together. The prompts above will be a great resource for you to support & deepen the work we do in our 1-on-1 sessions.