Letter From the Editor
In love & light,
by Tatum Fjerstad on Wanderlust
If your best friend approached you and said, “I’m going to start a daily journaling practice,” would you respond with, “Oh, jeez. Are you sure? Do you really have that kind of time?”
by Amanda Kohr on YOGANONYMOUS
Journal writing is a fantastic way to ignite your imagination—but a blank page can be a bit intimidating. That’s why I love writing prompts; they give you just enough of a framework to spur inspiration while allowing the imagination to go wild.
by Emily Perper on Wanderlust
I’d kept a diary on-and-off for years, but post-college, journaling took on a new significance. My commonplace book became a kind of tether: cheap therapy, assisting my failing memory, retaining passwords and quotations and endless lists.
by Brett Larkin on YOGANONYMOUS
If your last journal entry was in crayon and something along the lines of “Dear Diary,” don’t panic. The kind of journaling I’m talking about here has nothing to do with recounting how your day was. Use of gel pens and stickers is optional.
by Cameron Cler on Wanderlust
Journaling has always provided a medium for me to reflect on my life, travels, relationships, and hopes for the future. Reading old entries, I bring myself back to those moments—the journals help me recall memories that I could’ve otherwise forgotten.
by Silvia Mordini on YOGANONYMOUS
The chakras are an inner and outer map of transformation. Everything we see, taste, touch, feel, and do can be interpreted through the gateway of the chakras. We will learn how to tap into these sacred energies through journaling in order to gain insight into healing our psyche, emotions, and well-being.
by Emma Mildon on Wanderlust
Let’s get under the covers and snuggle into the deeper meaning of all things twinkle-twinkle, lullaby, and shut-eye. Let’s talk about dreams. Though odd they may seem, there are some things to be learned from these subconscious moments.
by Deborah Charnes on YOGANONYMOUS
In Ayurveda, each person is unique. Furthermore, what might be appropriate for you to eat when you’re 8 years old, isn’t necessarily what you should be eating when you’re 80. A journal can help you identify what culprits are in your pantry, and what is making you lethargic, cranky—or worse.
by Valerie Reiss on Wanderlust
I’m a writer. But I can’t believe how little I have written down about the growings, happenings, and overall everythings of my two-year-old. I know those glorious moments are going to flash by and some near day I will only recall a fuzzy, nostalgic blur of cheeks, eyes, and mischief. This is terrifying.
by Exavier Pope on YOGANONYMOUS
A gratitude journal is what we make of it. I started my gratitude journal during a 21-day meditation experience guided by spiritual guru Deepak Chopra and positive lifestyle icon Oprah Winfrey. Two years later and my gratitude journal has become part of my life.
by Silvia Mordini on Wanderlust
A daily journaling ritual where one spends 10 minutes in reflection is potent. This provides time to listen, recalibrate, remember, and honor yourself. It offers a deep source of nourishment and an opportunity to bring greater depth to your life practice.
by Maggie Peikon on YOGANONYMOUS
I’m very much a visual person, so my journals were full of words that took form in many shapes—a heart for a lovesick poem, triangles, spirals, and stickers strewn across the page, endless doodles. I liked the organized chaos of it all. I felt it mirrored the sort of chaos of thoughts in my head.
by Niki Saccareccia on Wanderlust
Long before I knew what meditation was, puberty and its wellspring of emotional surplus would bring me to my first journal entries. Since the seventh grade, journaling has been my main meditation, and the autobiographical library I have of my burgeoning adult life has given me unyielding insight.