Woman's Book of Changes is a comprehensive tabbed loose-leaf format journal. It features illustrated text pages, assorted journal pages, dream sheets, warm-up tools, and accessories. Journal topics include: LifeStory TimeLine, Seasonal Changes Log, BodyScape, building relationships, career change, motherhood, midlife changes, dream journal and more. Developed by the founder of Day Runner, Inc. and author, Ilene Segalove.
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THE HEALING BENEFITS OF JOURNAL WRITING -- In his book, Opening Up, The Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, James W. Pennebaker, PhD says, "The degree to which writing or talking about basic thoughts and feelings can produce such profound physical and psychological changes is nothing short of amazing."
Researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas headed by Dr. James W. Pennebaker, and the University of Texas at Austin have found that people who write about their deepest thoughts and feelings surrounding upsetting events have stronger immunity and visit their doctors half as often as those who write only about trivial events.
Writing about emotional upheavals has been found to improve the physical and mental health of grade-school children, nursing home residents, arthritis sufferers, medical school students, new mothers and victims of crime. Furthermore, writing about emotional topics has been found to improve grades in college and help people secure new jobs.
College students state that in-class writing allows them to integrate ideas and fundamentally know the subject matter. Their improved exam scores and lower absentee rates validate their perceptions.
Writing helps integrate and organize our complicated lives in a variety of ways:
Writing clears the mind.
Writing resolves traumas that stand in the way of important tasks.
Writing helps in acquiring and remembering new information Writing fosters problem solving. It forces people to sustain their attention on a given topic for a longer period of time.
Journal writing has the lowest risk factor imaginable, mentally as well as financially, providing you with the gentlest and safest of therapies. No expertise required, no minimum time required, and you don't lose the benefits if you miss a time period. And it is listed as a recommended method of healing in Prevention Magazine's dictionary of healing modalities because it can help mobilize the body's defenses against physical illness.
There are instances where the process of journal writing has sustained the writer beyond her anticipated life span, where she lived on precisely in order to finish saying what she had to say.From the Author:
"Woman's Book of Changes," is a testament to the ever-changing essence of being female. Women are change. It is our truth and our strength. Our bodies and psyches change throughout our lives. Our emotions change throughout the month, the day, the hour. We understand that matters are relative and interrelated. We know that our decisions and opinions about things fluctuate. And that is just fine, because we know life is change, forever moving, forever creating.
Change speaks to us in many ways; sometimes it whispers, sometimes it lifts us up or drops us down. Change shapes a woman's life and gives it rhythm. We feel it in our heartbeats, our footsteps, our breathing. Just as ocean waves come and go and planets make their way across the heavens, life is ever-changing syncopation. The ebbs and flows of life define us and are us.
Sometimes change requires us to leave behind our ordinary reality; to grow new sets of eyes and ears, to learn something different, to change...again. Our creativity, our relationships, our bodies may feel like they are not our own...for a while. At any crossroad, we may choose to hold on to everything we've ever known, or we can reevaluate deeply held personal assumptions an adventure out into new territory. If we are brave and have the tools we need, we are capable of opening up to life's greatest opportunity.
Woman's Book of Changes helps you identify and focus on what is truly important. And it provides the kind of steady comfort and companionship you need to carry you through the most challenging of times. Woman's Book of Changes gives you the opportunity to take time out for time in to maintain balance and purpose in this loose-ends world.
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