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Journal Prompt: “What Do I Want?”

I spent some time today with a dear friend, Elaine Flanders, author of the blog website, “Life in the E-Lane!” who reminded me of the power of this simple self-query: “What do I want?”

During our walk today, Elaine kept using the phrase “What do I want,” as a means to keep her awareness focused on expanding the experience of good things in her world. We chuckled, remembering the video clip about this subject on YouTube, from the movie, The Notebook.

Your journal prompt for today is: What do I want?

Have fun. Thanks again, Elaine!


Please Vote JournalTalk Podcast for People’s Choice Award

This year is the 9th Annual People’s Choice Podcaster Award.  I’ve been informed that JournalTalk has already been nominated by several people in the category of “Health/Fitness”.  I’m asking for two minutes of your time to please cast your vote.

To nominate JournalTalk:

  • Head over to
  • Please know: You may vote for one podcast per category, but you are only allowed to submit the nomination form ONCE.  So if you have other podcasts that you listen to and want to nominate them for another category, be sure to gather the details and submit the voting form when ready.
  • Nominations close on October 15th at midnight. 
  • To nominate JournalTalk – here is what you need to know:
      • Nominate the show for the Health/Fitness Category
      • Podcast Name: JournalTalk
      • Website URL:
      • Be sure to include your name, email address and any comments at the bottom of the page.
      • Click Submit when done.
  • Finally and most importantly, thank you in advance for your ongoing support!

Journaling Your Way to Personal Growth

Link:  Journaling Your Way to Personal Growth, by Marquita Herald

Journaling for Personal Growth

Marquita Herald shares several benefits and great journaling prompts in this article (link above).  Sometimes I find another journaling expert can say something more eloquently than I’ve been saying it for years:

Writing about what is happening in your life will help to clarify your thoughts so you can better understand what you’re feeling and why. When you write, your mind will naturally slow down as you search for the right words to express your feelings, and in the process you become more aware of your thoughts. When you read and summarize what you’ve written, it provides you with the opportunity to step back and look at things in new ways, maybe even from an entirely different perspective.

Here are the Benefits of Journaling she lists:

  • Builds self awareness
  • Reduces stress and helps to work through problems
  • Helps you to stay focused on your priorities and make better choices
  • Brings out your natural creativity and wisdom
  • Helps you identify your values
  • Clarifies thoughts, feelings and behavior
  • Reveals your greater potential
  • Beneficial for healing emotionally, mentally and spiritually
  • Helps you see yourself as an individual
  • Connects you to the bigger picture of your life

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