Word Ghosts and invention

” If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.”

Daphne du Maurier  (Rebecca)

A bunch of moments

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following tip has been shared by me in various posts but it still ranks predominately in my mind:

     The simplest way to begin is just write.

     Experts call this “stream of consciousness” style. The sentences may lack structure, have incorrect grammar and are not tagged. After you write some 30-40 entries, you could, if you wanted to, divide your thoughts into Tag Groups- Thoughts, Moments, Trips, Quotes, Personal, Reviews, pictures think Pinterest Boards.

     Additional Tips:

  1. Write when you are at the particular moment.
  2. Don’t edit.
  3. Cultivate an attitude of Gratitude.
  4. Write about nature and your feeling about the season you are in.
  5. Keep a list of music you like to listen to.
  6. if there is something you are struggling with, write about it in the 3rd person.
  7. Look for your inner light.


Word Ghosts and freezing moments

” I wish I could freeze the moment right here, right now and live in it forever.”

Suzanne Collins (Catching Fire – The Hunger Games #2)

A Moment of your time, please….

Dear Fellow Journalers,

One of the hardest things you face when starting a Moment Journal is that you feel that what you might write is insignificant or that you’ll end up with mundane journal entries. You have to remember that in journaling your innermost thoughts you will remember what you once believed was of true value to you. Your journal will enable you to look back and understand how you evolved and developed as a person.

Little moments of joy are things you might possibly forget if you don’t write them down. For instance, a friend you haven’t seen in a long time comes to visit and gives you a huge heart-warming hug; or you see a spectacular sunset; or witness a gift of kindness shared between strangers. Whatever is happening to you at the moment is ok to journal.

What kind of journal do you need? I kept a small, lined notebook in my purse and one on the bed table so that I didn’t have to hunt for pen and paper.

There are two types of journaling that aid in the creation of Moment (Mindfulness) Journaling. One is Meditation Journaling. I touched on this topic in my previous posts. For this type you need a blank, un-lined journal or notebook. Write the date, name of the meditation practice and how long you meditated. Then you write how the practice went – what distractions you had, what you did about them, what positive factors (calmness, patience) were present.

Example: Mindfulness of breathing. 25 minutes. Hard to stay focused. Fell asleep. Feeling sad about family situation. Depressed and having insomnia issues.

     Some people find that Double-Entry Journaling is best for this type of experience. In this method you leave every second page blank in your journal. You write on the right-side of the page. Then when you do a weekly review you make notes on the left-side of the page. Those notes might include further reflections on some aspects of your experiences.

Tune in next week for tips/covers/pages etc.

‘Til next time,



Word Ghosts and little moments

Never underestimate the value of the little moment.

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