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Lover of words, coffee, and life. An eternal optimist. Founder of Kaizen Journaling. www.dollygarland.com
  1. I hike because it’s the most relaxed I feel while being active.
  2. I hike because it’s a moving meditation. It calms the incessant noise in my head.
  3. I hike because I love the feeling of pushing myself, becoming faster and stronger.
  4. I hike because the day spent hiking feels like…

A friend gave me this book as a birthday gift. It’s not a book I would have ever bought, because I do a pretty good job of living, instead of pleasing others. Or so I thought.

As I read this book, it occurred to me how much I, the awakened…

Things are tough at the moment, and they are about to get tougher as furlough ends and various government financial support schemes come to an end. Some people have already lost their job, and it seems likely that there will be more job losses. Finding a job in the current…

Recently I got into my head that I want to buy a house. It’s a big decision both financially and emotionally. I started researching options, wondering whether to buy in or out of London. A lot of the research has involved a great deal of soul searching. I was tempted…

Whether or not you have heard of the Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, you’ve probably heard of one of its most famous concepts: the morning pages. I was familiar with the morning pages, and have done them several times in my journaling practice. But I’d never used the book to…

We all know that as soon as January 1st arrives, there will be a lot of people making new year’s resolutions, and for the first month at least there will be a lot of chatter about that. And then…well, most of those resolutions will be forgotten.

I don’t like resolutions…

Ruminations of an average walker

Day 14. Miles walked 49.48/1000

Preamble

Let’s get a little of the back story out of the way because it’s relevant. For most of my life, I was an almost couch potato. In 2016, I somehow fell in love with exercise, which then started me off on other activities, including signing…

Let’s get straight into it. You are in lockdown, or in a semi-lockdown. You are spending a lot more time with yourself and in your own head. You want to journal, but don’t know what to write about or how to get started. No problem. These prompts will get you…

I use journaling to face just about any problem in life. It’s my first go-to solution, and it has worked for me for years. I use journaling to focus on my personal growth, my mental health, and my professional growth to name a few areas. …

And why we care about that difference

A little while ago, I wrote an article about content design. The editor changed the title and replaced “Content Designer” with a “Writer”. …

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