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Laura Probert

Journal-Writing for the Warrior’s Soul

Laura ProbertMeeting extraordinary people like Laura Probert is my favorite part of producing these JournalTalk podcast episodes.

A black belt in taekwondo, Laura is trained in physical therapy, and calls herself a warrior healing expert. She wrote about her own healing journey in Living, Healing and Taekwondo, and today, she is a teacher for people who are fed up with pain and fear. She is the owner of Bodyworks Physical Therapy (her own private physical therapy practice), and Soul Camp, a company that helps you redefine healing. I enjoyed our conversation about the interconnectedness of all things, especially our mind and body! I learned a few things about myofascial tissue and acupuncture.

You’ll love the journal-writing and body awareness activity that Laura shares. For me, it was a reminder that writing is not only a thinking activity, but also a doorway into our whole body-mind awareness. Writing can be just as much a connection to ourselves at it is a release of ourselves.

Warrior Soul book coverI was deeply moved by “Quantum Leap”, the poem Laura wrote which launched a series of beautiful, printed journal notebooks that contain awe-inspiring artwork and poetry from a variety of authors. She even inspired me to contribute my own poem, which appears in the third book of the series, Warrior Soul.

Exclusive Offer for JournalTalk Listeners:  Just for being a JournalTalk listener, Laura is making available a free digital copy of her favorite journaling prompts. Click here to get those now. (JournalTalk, Episode #64, December 16, 2015)

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Episode #4: Journaling via Spreadsheet

Journaling via Spreadsheet

Kathy LynchMy taxes are done!  And I’m another year older.  This episode was recorded after a celebratory dinner, prepared by my accountant friend Kathy Lynch, along with a glass (or two) of wine.

Kathy is the only person I know who has maintained her journal for years inside of an Excel Spreadsheet!  And could she possibly write in her journal while driving in her car?  Not sure about that one!  I met Kathy in Landmark Education’s “Wisdom Unlimited” self-empowerment course, the very place where Journal Talk and Write4Life got their start.  I invited her to participate in my journaling course last year, and she has stuck with them, month after month, ever since.  And now, she is the one inspiring me with new methods and resources on journaling.  She introduced me to Dr. James Pennebaker’s work, Writing To Heal, a well-researched book that recommends an effective journaling technique for overcoming trauma, based on scientific study and evidence.

You’ll hear that Kathy and I enjoy a good laugh, while jumping topics from the surreal to the profound.  We enjoy sharing new ideas and insights, always keeping our spirits refreshed and our minds positive.  (JournalTalk, Episode #4, April 15, 2013)