"Meditation and journaling have never come naturally to me. But finding the right teacher finally made my emotional wellbeing a manageable and actionable priority in my life. Josie helps me find peace and strength, not by prescribing the answers, but by helping me find them within myself."
- Jenn Gray, Video Marketing Consultant
✓ How do I find time to journal?
✓ What topic do I write about?
✓ How do I know if journaling is worth my effort?
✓ What if I just can't do this every day?
✓ What if I want to journal but sit down and can't focus at all?
✓ What if I used to journal but now I'm in a slump
What does the research say?
"People who engage in expressive writing report feeling happier and less negative than before writing. Similarly, reports of depressive symptoms, rumination, and general anxiety tend to drop in the weeks and months after writing about emotional upheavals."
- James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D, Writing to Heal
In a study with asthma and rheumatoid arthritis patients, for the patients who participated in a daily 20 minute writing exercise, "writing helped patients get better, and also kept them from getting worse."
- Joshua Smyth, PhD,
Journal of the American Medical Association (Vol. 281, Nov. 14)
"When people have the opportunity to reflect, they experience a boost in self-efficacy. That is, they feel more confident that they can achieve things. As a result, they put more effort into what they're doing and what they learn."
- Francesca Gino, PhD, Harvard Business School
Something stressful happens in your life and instead of falling victim to old habits, poor judgement and reactions you'd like to take back...
You manage stress and face problems effectively.
Journaling Pod gets you journaling and
Awareness of how you really think and feel about yourself and the situations you're in
Consciousness of what's going on inside you, around you and how not to get sucked in to what you don't want in your life (aka drama)
Increase your strength to set boundaries, be yourself and move forward confidently
Hi, I'm Josie.
After years of being the World Champion of burnout, I finally decided ENOUGH. Life with workaholism, perfectionism and self-neglect wasn't working for me anymore.
I needed to do something about it. I needed to change. This was when I definitively chose to drop old priorities and pick up new priorities. I dropped old habits and picked up new habits.
I started to take walks where there wasn’t pavement. I’d sit by the lake, in the park, at the beach. I didn’t know it then, but something amazing was happening inside me. I started connecting with affirmations more and my transformation to the new me began.
Now that we're in the age of the internet, I chose to take my education - a Masters degree in Counseling, experience as a therapist, and presenter of over 2,000 health promotion presentations - to the digital space. Why? Because I'm now a wife and stay at home momma who wants to continue helping people reach their personal development goals through self-care and reflection.
You with me?
My mission is to create digital products that are
✓ Relevant Life can get messy. We can all make better and different choices. I help you dig into real life emotions, reactions and responses.
✓ Practical You've got a lot going on. I understand you don't have time to meditate six hours a day. I help you build new habits and behaviours.
✓ Transformative We don't get better when our medicine is our poison. Change means getting honest. Uncomfortably honest.
I help you face it. I help you overcome it. I help you thrive.
Journaling Pod will help you understand the tools, techniques and timing for establishing an effective and consistent journaling practice.
There's eight sections, each features video lectures and worksheet to help you apply the material. And it's interactive so feel free to share your questions or comments in the comments section.
And all the lectures total 70 minutes so you can get through it in just one morning, afternoon or evening!
Help yourself face your problems and manage your stress effectively with the Journaling Pod!