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Writing over these past handful of years has been the source of so much healing and clarity for me. To celebrate my five-year “blog-iversary”, I put together 52 original journal prompts to share over this next year (5/10/14-5/2/15) for anyone interested in writing along with me.

These prompts are designed to spark original insight into essential questions so you can experience more clarity and fulfillment in your life.

Your writing would be for your eyes only, and of course you are under no obligation to make use of a prompt if it fails to resonate with you or if you don’t have time. If a prompt fails to resonate, I would encourage you to use an alternate prompt such as “I really don’t like this prompt because . . .”

In addition to publishing the journal prompts on this page, I will also be journaling along with you and will share the prompt, as well as many of my journal responses, on cc_icon“Cathartic Clarity”: the Facebook Community I created that’s dedicated to empowering clarity through journaling.

If you were to read my journal responses, you would notice I follow the rule of not following the rules of writing. :) Improper sentences, spelling, grammar, punctuation and the like denote that the emphasis is on writing rather than on editing. It is a useful strategy to burn through the “first thoughts” and get to the true insight concealed within the practice of journaling.

Email me at care, or click the button on the right, if you would like the weekly journal prompts conveniently emailed to you each Saturday. I look forward to hearing from you!

Week 1: “I feel most alive when . . .”

Week 2: “The truth is . . .”

Week 3: “In this moment, while watching breath and stillness dance, I notice . . .”

Week 4: “The hardship I am most grateful for in my life is . . . because . . .”

Week 5: “The carefree birch trees dancing in the driving storm taught me . . .”

Week 6: “Right now, what I really want to share most with the world is . . .”

Week 7: “Here, the humble stillness gives rise to such wonders as . . .”

Week 8: “Looking deeply past the surface of daily activity, I realize . . .”

Week 9: “Following the golden thread woven throughout my life, I’ve come to understand . . .”

Week 10: “When I envision the first flower opening for the first time, I . . .”

Week 11: “To me in this moment, authentic compassion means . . .”

Week 12: “When I let go of the need to know where I’m going, I . . .”

Week 13: “The unyielding stillness taught me . . .”

Week 14: “If my breath could take pen to paper, it would write . . .”

Week 15: “Listening deeply to loneliness, I notice . . .”

Week 16: “In this moment, I am deeply grateful for . . .”

Week 17: “The streaming sun upon my face reminded me . . .”

For anyone interested, you can also read some of my journal responses by clicking here.