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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Why keep a journal?

"Taking a few minutes to write in a journal is an excellent way to get in touch with yourself. Before the hustle and bustle of the day begins, you can sit with a cup of coffee or tea and slow things down. Journaling can help you off-load so that you’re ready for the day. Journaling is a great way to focus on yourself. ...It’s a good self-awareness tool that can help you focus on areas that need work."
Journaling is a way to store all those memories, the little and the big. Capture the moments. Much like a movie, set the scene, describe the players, direct the events, fill in with the proper amount of emotions...you are the writer, director... and dreamer. A journal does not have to stick to the facts, just the facts, it can and should veer off the beaten track. Make connections, pull in memories, make the mundane sing. © 2010 Associated Content, Inc.

So, what can a journal do for me?

a journal can...

* be a place to store all those random memories, those ones you think you'll never forget...but just might. Having a storage area of people you've met, places you've been, brief experiences you've had are priceless. No one else has the same collection. No one.

* the mix of these random thoughts, can provide connections that can be the catalyst for a song, a painting, a story, a script, a poem.....

* relieve stress. writing things out, puts a perspective on the events, helps distance yourself from the source of the frustration or pain and allows you to be subjective for a moment....or just vent!

*provide invaluable practice. it's true, practice does make perfect. The very act of journaling, makes you a more imaginative, confident, skilled writer. © 2010 Associated Content, Inc.
The benefits of journaling have been scientifically proven to:

• Improve physical health and mental well-being
• Diminish symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, substance abuse, PTSD, asthma, arthritis, and many other health conditions and disorders
• Improve cognitive functioning
• Make therapy more effective
• Strengthen the immune system, preventing a host of illnesses
• Counteract many of the negative effects of stress
• Finally, journaling is for everyone. It just “feels good” to write Copyright © 2007-2009 My Therapy Journal.com

HERE are some other great links to check out!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I really do not want to run, tell me to stay, tell me you need me like I need you, tell me to stay, tell me please just tell me

This could be the new home of CREATEaTHOUGHT. From Michigan to Florida. Life changing. I no longer want to live in a place where it is so cold it hurts to be alive.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010



I am SO proud of myself. I have had an ipod shuffle for years and never worked on it myself, I always had "someone" put music on it. I just did not know/want to learn how. Now I DID IT ON MY OWN! So proud, so happy about this tiny accomplishment. Seriously it is an amazing feeling for this tiny bit of independence. Not feeling so lost. Not feeling like oh, "someone" did that for me, BUT I can do it for myself now!

I still want to share my small accomplishment with "someone".

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January Feature

January Etsy Blogger Feature is NicoDesigns.
At Nico Designs you will find handbags, accessories, and an assortment of gifts. Items currently listed are ready to ship.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

My new Years plans in the form of pictures, mostly from cosmic, for etsybloggers team carnival!I have a lot of hopes and dreams for this new year. Mostly I just hope I do not lose anymore people I love. Family members, friends, and loves.

I am going to do what is right for me.
I am going to give things my all.
I will continue to make art no matter what!
I will try and forgive and forget people that have really hurt me.