Writing is therapy, if only because it provides enough introspection to organize the experience. When you sit down and pull your thoughts out of the hat, the body and mind unite. Most people are often too often seduced by moving on. They don’t dive deep into the everydayness to find patterns that light the soul. […]
Whether you journal, blog, or keep a collection of inspirational images and quotes on Pinterest or Tumblr, you’re continuing the tradition of zibaldoning. A zibaldone was a 14th-century scrapbook that means “a heap of things” in Italian. “Some media scholars argue that commonplace books and zibaldones were precursors to the Internet, which is similarly scrappy and […]
A perspective is only legible in the context of its native person. I moved the vast majority of my journaling back into private, and everything made sense again. I didn’t have to censor myself. The references no longer dangled. The meaning of each noun and verb still reverberated from the last time I used it. […]
“In a world of hyper-self-expression, chronic public journaling and other forms of digital expression, consumers are creating a public self that may need validation even more than their authentic self.” Does the real you live up to what you’re posting?