A New Journal
I've been writing again in a journal and find it so rewarding. My last journal, which lasted (ahem) for almost 6 years became more of a lists/to-do and menu journal than a therapeutic one. I hope this one will be more writing and less planning.
Since i just finished Buddhism for Mothers, i think i'll be able to devote this thoughtful time for myself. Yes, i 'think' i will, but i truly hope so! This book was so helpful and motivating. I feel like i read it at a perfect time for me, as i am reflecting on the mother i want to be. Being patient, persistent and calm are traits that i feel are so important to mothering, especially as they teach both me and my wee one how to be respectful to each other and ourselves. I whole-heartedly recommend this - even if you don't follow Buddhism nor are into meditation.
When i went to to treat myself to a new journal, i was happy to discover the one i chose was artwork by Lisa Congdon, who i love. I didn't even know it was her work until i got it home and read the back - egads! I just connected with the cover work, which i find important for journal writing.
Another thing i think is crucial for good journalling is a lovely cup of tea. I bought this yummy tea at a local French bakery and it is to die for! I especially love drinking it in my yellow vintage fancy, pinkie finger raised tea cup!