Return to Krista's Korner

"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Sunday, February 6, 2005

Inner Journeys

Inner Journeys: "Inner Journeys
Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Journal

By Edel Jarboe

Over the years, my journal has become a private space that I can curl up in -- a place where I can speak honestly and not be judged, not even by myself. My journal is a place where I can speak the words I cannot bring myself to say out loud. It is a place where I can examine my wounds, and by writing about them, heal from within. Friends and family can be wonderfully supportive, but sometimes you have to turn to yourself and give yourself permission to feel whatever needs to be felt and to say everything that needs to be said.

My journal has seen me through some tough times but I treasure it for another reason: it is an ongoing relationship with myself.

Through my journal I have told myself the truth about my hopes and dreams and about my fears and insecurities. My journal allows me to gain perspective on my life. It grounds me and gives me hope. My journal allows me to see that as I change, as my life changes, I am always me."