Blog Posts - Journaling



How to Give Your Burdens to the Lord

I didn’t want to let go. When I bought my hiking backpack, the salesman had shown me how to put it on and take it off. He said when it was full I wanted to loosen my straps and let it fall to the ground, and he stressed that the pack was strong eno...
by Treasures Of His Presence on Jul 8, 2015

Discrimination based on gender

I used to call myself a feminist. I never took part in a feminist movement or activity, but was quite distinct and even heated in conversations about the rights and opportunities of women. I recall my strong objection to limiting women in driving lon...
by ORZOLA on Jul 8, 2015

My life patterns

The habit of writing a journal and the frequent rereading of my notes helped me to identify my life patterns. Realizing that I am just about to weave another of the good old fabric of my life enabled me to change patterns I did not wish to repeat. A...
by ORZOLA on Jul 5, 2015

The second quarter

A lot has happened in the last three months. The moving to a new flat left little time to write, but I still have posts waiting to be published. I enjoy this new mode of working – I can work ahead and then schedule posts for the date I want them to...
by ORZOLA on Jun 30, 2015

Introducing Cosmic Journaling

There is so much I want to cover in this post, and I'm not sure where to begin.But after having just taken a deep breath, I start with the Chakra Wisdom Oracle, which I recently bought and immediately loved the cards and the whole concept of the deck...
by Cosmic Faery's Journal on Jun 30, 2015

Exploring senses

I was working as an organizational developer and human resources manager at a wine trader company for two years. I was constantly amazed at my colleagues’ ability to differentiate the smells and the tastes in wines from violet to toast from pineapp...
by ORZOLA on Jun 28, 2015

Sunday Afternoon....

Hello my lovelies. I hope you are have a great weekend!Just thought I would pop in and show you one of last week's bible journal entries. 1 Corinthians 16:13 and 14Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.Do...
by Rose Vignettes on Jun 28, 2015

Lessons of a six-month stay in Liberia

Ever since I learnt an African dance in high school, I was drawn to this continent. So when the opportunity came to be an economic student trainee abroad, I wrote on my application that I would like to be placed in Sub-Saharan Africa. In two weeks, I...
by ORZOLA on Jun 24, 2015

My attitude to a different opinion

A huge chunk of my self-esteem consists of my image of being a good mom to my children. I am very much present in their life, take care of their well-being, support their interests, provide an emotionally and physically cosy home for them, and the li...
by ORZOLA on Jun 21, 2015

Revisiting the Past for a Better Future

Wow. How much personal work I have done! I am reading my hand-written journaling from 2011, and I did much writing during that year. And understandable so.I had moved in with my now fiance and the plan was for me to be a "house-girlfriend." That was...
by kristinlately on Jun 20, 2015

Accepting Things As They Are In Recovery

If you’re getting sober, you might be eager to get your life the way you want it. You might be excited about the future and happy that you have a second chance in life. You might also have some heavy feelings, like guilt or anger, but you’re will...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 19, 2015

My ideal day practice

Couple years ago I was given the practice to write about my ideal day. I liked the idea so much that I wrote 6 different days, all of them being ideal for some reason. My teacher told me later that once she committed to write every morning for a year...
by ORZOLA on Jun 17, 2015

My challenges with patience

I consider myself to be an impatient person. I rush many times through my days and in a lot of projects I wait for results long before they can possibly arrive, and if they delay then I quit. I make the false conclusion that if the results have not a...
by ORZOLA on Jun 15, 2015

read all about it...

or maybe the title should be...read all about me!yikes...I'm honored to be interviewed today, by Susan from irreversibly Moi...I answered some fun questions and I also shared some of my MOST favorite art journal pages...for this large ...
by studio 490 art on Jun 15, 2015

Sunday Morning....

What's not to love?Hey Friends!I hope you are getting ready for a great new week.  The ol' blog has been silent for a while. Funny because I have several blogs written and waiting to post.Just not feeling it right now. .... I am s...
by Rose Vignettes on Jun 14, 2015

The fear of the blank page

Even if I have a great topic to write about, many times it is hard to start. I stare at the blank page and the first sentence is just not coming. I had the similar feeling when I was given assignments by my yoga teacher – what can I write? How to s...
by ORZOLA on Jun 12, 2015

Journal Your Way To Freedom

I argued with God When I felt him leading me to write. I kept hearing him tell me to write, and I kept telling him I didn’t remember how. One day, I walked into a  bookstore and ran across Writing down the bones by Natalie Goldberg. The boo...
by Treasures Of His Presence on Jun 10, 2015

What is balance for me?

As a working mother, work-life balance is a buzz word I hear a lot these days. I like contemplating on words I hear and use often to have my own definition from my own experiences and I invite you to do the same. After my extremes, it is time to look...
by ORZOLA on Jun 9, 2015

Life Is A Bed Of Roses

Universal Waite Tarot deck, (c) US Games 2008The other day I heard someone say "life isn't a bed of roses, you know", and I found myself quietly disagreeing.Life is truly a bed of roses.Plenty of beautiful and fragrant blooms (which we sometimes over...
by Cosmic Faery's Journal on Jun 8, 2015

Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker video book review

Hello dear ones! Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker book just arriver yesterday and I thought it would be nice to make a short video flip though so you can see what's inside. In the video below I'll show you some of the art materials I use...
by The creativeMAG on Jun 6, 2015


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