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Write to Flourish: A Beginner’s Guide to Journaling


I still remember the bright pink Hello Kitty diary that I wrote in as a sixth-grader. I hid the diary behind my collection of miniature troll dolls. Those little figurines were considered collectables during my tween years, but that’s a whole other story.

During my tween and teen years, my journaling practice wasn’t consistent. However, journaling got me into the habit of writing down stories, ideas, and lists. It wasn’t until my 20s that I developed a daily journaling practice. Now, I’m in my mid-30s and my journals (and pens) are never far from my side.

Journaling has given me many gifts, like:

  • the ability to sort through complex emotions
  • self-confidence
  • a safe writing space
  • the ability to capture ideas on the go
  • a simple gratitude practice
  • the courage to share my story online and in books
  • and so much more

I’m a journaling advocate and junkie because it’s a powerful way to unlock your truth, record stories, and find your voice. I constantly encourage loved ones and blog readers to begin a daily journaling practice because it offers gifts that are unique to each individual.

If you are a beginning journaler, a dabbler, or a seasoned writer looking to reboot your writing practice, this class is for you! My goal is to empower you to write in your journal for 20 minutes every day. I do this by offering tips, tools, and resources during this class.

How the Class Works

For 9 days, you’ll receive an email from me that includes a daily lesson. I’ll share the course material through words and photos. When the class is complete, I’ll send you a PDF booklet that contains all the course content. Be sure to save the PDF booklet to your hard drive, that way you can refer to it in the future.

In addition, you’ll have the option to join a private Facebook group. Joining the group is not a requirement; however, I highly recommend it. The group is a great way to get feedback from your peers and you can connect with me, too!

What You Need

To participate in this class, you need access to the Internet, an email account, as well as a journal and a pen.

Course Outline

1. How to Make Journaling Part of Your Daily Routine

2. Different Types of Journaling: 5 Ways to Get Your Words onto the Page

3. How to Write Without Feeling Self-Conscious

4. What Fuels Your Journaling Practice?

5. How to Get Past the Fear of a Loved One Reading Your Journal

6. Keeping and Reading Past Journals

7. Private vs. Public Content

8. How to Use Private Journaling to Support Public Writing

9. The Long-Haul: 3 Tips to Cultivate a Lifetime Journaling Practice

Bonus content: When you purchase the course, you’ll receive a free PDF copy of my new interactive journal—Everyday Adventures: Tiny Quests to Spark Your Creative Life.

Course Start Date & Cost:

  • Registration opens: August 28, 2017
  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • Cost: $47

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After you purchase the course, please add the start date to your calendar. I’ll be in touch the day before we officially begin with a welcome email.

If you have technical issues or questions about the class, email me at [email protected]. I’m here to help. See you in class soon!

Kind Words

“This course was a pure joy. Tammy challenges you and makes you think about what the practice will do for you. Thanks to this course, I have added more tools to my journaling belt.”
—Lindsey C.

“I’ve always journaled on and off, mostly on, but this course has opened up many new avenues of thought and roads to creativity-I loved it. I hope some of the connections I made will continue to grow!”
—Anne G.

“Even though I wasn’t new to journaling, I found that lately my enthusiasm was flagging. In this course I found new inspiration for my journaling practice. Tammy reminded me of its importance in my life. With Tammy’s encouragement I journal everyday. I tried art journaling for the first time, too. Also, I found the support and encouragement of other students through the Facebook group invaluable.
—Michelle W.

“Tammy Strobel’s journaling course Write to Flourish provides a gentle and profound boost to any journal writer. Speaking from a deep experience and presented in her friendly, get-to-know-me style, Tammy offers stories, suggestions, and action steps for everyone from neophyte journaling students to experienced journalers needing a boost in motivation. I’m delighted with the course. Write on!”
—Michael H.

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