Spiritual Journaling: Writing Your Way to Independence by Julie Tallard Johnson
A guide for teens and young adults on the power of creative journaling and its role in enhancing self-discovery and self-awareness
• Provides encouragement for creative writing, self-expression, and self-dialogue
• Includes journaling exercises to inspire creativity and cultivate self-esteem
• By the author of Teen Psychic and The Thundering Years, winner of the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Award for multicultural juvenile nonfiction
Most teens and young adults search for ways to express their individuality and to discover who they are, without being judged. In Spiritual Journaling Julie Tallard Johnson shows that journaling is an informative and supportive outlet for the joys, frustrations, and questions that arise for those making the transition toward their own independent ideas and livesand a powerful tool for awakening creative potential.
Johnson encourages young people to discover their own unique voices by offering guidance on writing and other forms of self-expression and self-dialogue and on learning how to listen to inner wisdom. As readers move through the book and write in their own personal journals, they gain insight about themselvesknowledge reflected in their own words and the writing of other young people included in the book. The journaling tools provided include meditations, consulting oracles, writing poetry, visualizations, writing rituals, and problem solving around spiritual questions.
Julie Tallard Johnson is a licensed psychotherapist and creative writing teacher. She is the author of seven books, including Teen Psychic, The Thundering Years, and I Ching for Teens. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin.