Category Archives: Journaling

New Year Dreams

Not easy to find the balance, for if one does not have wild dreams of achievement, there is no spur even to get the dishes washed. One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being. … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude

I’m a big fan of the book, Thanks: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons. Professor Emmons and his colleague Professor Mike McCullough have conducted many gratitude studies. They first looked at the effects of gratitude … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Lost and Found by Rochelle Melander

In my neighborhood, folks put their unwanted stuff out by the curb. Because this is a college neighborhood, with students moving in and out, this happens pretty regularly in the summer. Last week, I came across this little Santa while … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Positivity Journal by Rochelle Melander

In the Summer 2011 issue of Yoga International, Anne Dubrovsky profiles Anusara teacher Amy Ippoliti. In a sidebar, Ippoliti suggests keeping a separate journal for positive events in your life. I love it! Detail Success. Over the years, I have … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Power of Place by Rochelle Melander

As a reader, I often get bored by long descriptions of  place. After pages of flowery language about the shape of the topography or the decorative style of a house, I will scream at my book: enough already! Still, in … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Take a Hike! by Rochelle Melander

I often take a camera with me when I walk. In my neighborhood, I never know when I might run into something fun to photograph—like this toilet or the mommy and baby ducks I posted yesterday. Later, the photos become … Continue reading

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Write2Transform: Gratitude by Rochelle Melander

We’ve had a challenging week. My son and I have had a stomach virus. The weather has reminded me more of November than May. And today, right after I wrote and published a brilliant blog post (you’ll have to trust … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Collect Words by Rochelle Melander

My 9th grade English teacher loved the word garage. I didn’t get it. For me, the word garage conjured up images of oil spots and old tools. She kept saying, “Listen to the sound, to how the word rolls off … Continue reading

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Write2Transform: Letting Go of Obstacles

It’s too hard. I’m not strong enough. I don’t have time. I throw these kinds of mental obstacles in my path all the time. I hear clients uttering these phrases, too. These words may not be true, but they do … Continue reading

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