Category Archives: Journal Jumps

Journal Jump #20

When we live authentically, we are able to show the world our true selves and let go of our need to hide behind a mask.  Living this way is not necessarily an easy task due to societal expectations and pressure … Continue reading

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Journal Jump #19

Reflect on the above quote in your journal. What does it mean to you? How much do you agree with it? Write about the abundance that you have in your life and think about your methods of feeling full and grateful. How content are you with what you have? Do you tend to take what you have for granted? How can you consciously recognize the abundance that you have and tune into the abundance that is already a part of your life? Continue reading

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Journal Jump #18

In your journal, reflect on one or more of your memorable, favorite or enjoyable childhood memories. Allow yourself to reminisce and soak in a memory or two. If you have any pictures from your childhood close by, use the photographs to bring these memories into your consciousness. Continue reading

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Journal Jump #17

Taking care of our physical and emotional bodies is a significant task for humans. We feel healthier and happier when we take care of ourselves, get enough sleep and rest, eat nutritiously, exercise our minds and make time for ourselves and our individual needs. In your journal, reflect on the ways that you care for your body, mind, and emotional self. Continue reading

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Journal Jump #16

Our relationships with the earth are very important. Our connection to nature, living organisms and to the environment as a whole is a significant part of our experience on earth. These connections have the ability to increase our overall feelings of happiness and enrich our lives with beauty, present moment awareness and vitality. We also have a crucial task to preserve our earth and take care of the environment. In your journal, reflect on your feelings about the environment. Consider the questions below. Continue reading

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Journal Jump 15

“It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don’t have to run into the future in order to get more.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist teacher and Zen master Continue reading

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Journal Jump 14

Relationships with others are incredibly powerful and contribute to the way we feel about ourselves. Some of our relationships offer us support, joy and comfort while others may challenge us, disappoint us or leave us feeling drained. Continue reading

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Paint Your 2011 Canvas/Journal Jump 13

The year 2011 is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the new year. Imagine that you have a blank canvas to paint and fill with your 2011 visions, hopes, dreams and intentions. You have endless space and freedom to create. You have a huge array of paint colors and brushes. What do you want your 2011 canvas to look like? Continue reading

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Journal Jump 12

Make an accomplishments and gratitude list for 2010. Write down all of your successes (don’t forget the little ones) and all of the experiences that brought up feelings of accomplishment, success and strength. Record and write down your experiences of gratitude and include the people, events, experiences, lessons, and things (tangible and non-tangible) that made you feel grateful and alive. Continue reading

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Journal Jump 11

In your journal, reflect on the quote above. How does the quote relate to your present life? How does your experience of fear affect your life and your perspective on change? What does your fear look like? What is fear holding you back from? What does change look like to you and which emotions does it bring up? What does the quote offer you in terms of inspiration? Continue reading

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Journal Jump 10

We all encounter stress in different ways.  The emotional experience is unique to each individual so it is valuable to gain awareness of your own sources of stress, worry, fear, depression, etc.  Identifying your triggers is an important step in … Continue reading

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Journal Jump 9

In your journal, reflect on the quote above. What does it mean to you? What about it resonates with you? What does it offer you in terms of inspiration? What is your meaning of treasure in the world and in yourself? Continue reading

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Journal Jump 8

In your journal or on a separate sheet of paper, write a letter to someone that you admire. This admirable person may be someone who you know very well, someone you currently connect with or have connected with in the past, someone you have never met, someone famous or someone who is no longer in your everyday life. Continue reading

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Journal Jump 7

Sometimes we forget to make time for ourselves and to make time to engage in pleasurable activities.  Reflect on what offers you pleasure and how much of your time is spent doing pleasurable activities. Make a list of 100 things … Continue reading

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Journal Jump 6

It is inevitable that life will bring experiences of disappointment, stress and pain at some point in our lives. Just as the world offers us experiences that create joy and happiness, we will also be faced with stress sometimes. The key is learning how to manage feelings of stress, disappointment, worry, sadness, etc in healthy ways so that these feeling do not control or destroy our lives. Continue reading

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Journal Jump 5

What is inner peace? It is can be described as the state of being emotionally, mentally and spiritually at peace that keeps us grounded during stress and conflict. It is peace of mind and homeostasis that protects us from overwhelming stress. Finding peace within helps us manage challenges with strength and clarity. It helps us stay true to ourselves and creates happiness from within. Continue reading

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