by Alessandra Cavalluzzi

Writing in a journal is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day.   It's great for capturing reflections on life - the happy moments, lessons learned, observations, and everything in between. I keep mine near my bed so that I can also write down any inspirational thoughts and “a-ha!” moments that may come to me in the wee hours of the night.  I like to draw in my journals as well.  I have found journaling to be a very centering and calming exercise. 

Do you journal?  If so, what are some of the things you like to capture in yours?  Here's a photo of one of mine.   A journal doesn't have to be fancy like this one to serve its purpose.  In fact, my others have been plain leather-bound books and even Composition notebooks.  I confess that Composition notebooks are my favorite, and I’ve filled quite a few of those over the years!