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Joseph Bernard, Ph.D. has been blogging about life-enrichment, spirituality, and self-actualization for the past seven years. Occasionally, he posts an article about the benefits of journal-writing, and that is how we met. In this episode, we had fun discussing the similarities and differences between journaling and blogging.
His blog, ExploreLifeBlog.com is filled with insights and fresh perspective that invite a gentle self-examination. Dr. Bernard frequently reminds his readers and clients to challenge their assumptions, and to take a broader view. His book, Awaken: 100 Questions To Expand Your Mind and Open Your Heart, is the perfect journaling companion. Each page bears a unique question, inviting us to look deeper into ourselves and become more aware of new possibilities.
Dr. Bernard is also an empathic counselor, and I enjoyed learning about the career choices which led to his current practice. But my favorite part of this interview was discussing how we recognize the wisdom of that inner, guiding voice when we write in our journals with an open heart. I could have easily titled this episode “Journaling for Divine Guidance”! Leave your comment below, and I will send you information about how you can receive a free, private fifteen-minute consultation with Dr. Joseph Bernard personally. (JournalTalk, Episode #8, June 10, 2013)
Music: Philip Guyler / John Stax “Bliss” AudioNetwork.com
Voiceover: Kym Maher
Logo Art: Wendy Kipfmiller, Snixysnix.com
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I had no idea that Dr. Joseph Bernard was such an expert in journaling! His journey of writing has been my personal experience, as I begin to expose my deeper self. I continue to learn about my potential and now, assist others in finding their journal path. There is such a great interest in understanding where the ‘voices’ really come from. I have new interest in his work. Thank you for presenting the interview.
I am also growing more grateful for your work. I encourage you to continue on your path as it brings great value to many.
Janet, thank you for this lovely sharing of yourself. I agree Dr. Bernard has a special ability to invoke a gentle self-inquiry and to learn something deeper about one’s self. I’m also glad you are enjoying the JournalTalk podcast series, and thanks for your acknowledgement.