How Journaling Can Help Us Make Sense of Our Lives

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A diary notebook the text out of focus is placed between the sheets of a bed. On top of the pages is a blue pen and on top a flower cushion
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Keeping a written account of your thoughts, feelings and observations can be a powerful habit – a source of healing, growth, and even creativity. We  explore the art and practice of journaling, from stream-of-consciousness writing to gratitude lists to revisiting your most cringe-worthy teenage poetry. We’ll talk with an author, a comedian,  and a therapist about the many ways we can document our lives and stories, and we’ll get started during the show. Grab a pen and notebook – we’re journaling.


Thaisa Frank, author, "Finding Your Writer's Voice" and five books of fiction; writing instructor, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto; winner, the 2023 Pushcart Literary Prize

Scott Lifton, host and producer, "Mortified"

Jenna Robinson, professor of Psychology, CIIS and the Wright Institute; licensed marriage and family therapist; expressive arts therapist