For me, journaling has always been a cathartic way to put my thoughts and feelings into words.  Writing over the years has helped me to process my grief, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness.  Words are powerful. Putting them onto paper, or onto a computer screen, can help bring a different sense of clarity and understanding of the whirlwind we feel inside.  Journaling is also a very real and concrete way to connect to our loved ones.  Whether it is in writing a letter to them, or following journal prompts, it is a powerful way of connecting and remembering.  Sometimes it’s hard to know where to get started when journaling about our grief or relationship with our loved one.  Below you’ll find links to websites that have journaling prompts to get you writing about your grief and relationship.  You don’t have to be an eloquent writer to benefit from transferring your memories and thoughts onto paper.  Often people I work with don’t realize how beneficial journaling is until they try it.  I encourage you to check out the link below, take some time to journal, and see for yourself.

Author: Lindsy Diener-Locke