The 27 Days Self Discovery Journaling Challenge follows the exercises laid out in the workbook, Peace of Mind and Body: 27 Days of Journaling to Health and Happiness. Participants journal daily according to given themes and log in to an online private classroom to discuss and share their experiences. The "students" make discoveries and mutually support their interests in journaling, self-development, and personal growth.
The Challenge is led by Mari L. McCarthy, founder of Create Write Now. Free, private Skype sessions with McCarthy are also available to workshop participants.
The 27 Day Challenge helps participants identify what is most important to them, what they want most deeply, and how to make a plan for creating happiness in their lives. Through unique prompts and thoughtful suggestions, the course leads participants to a more clear understanding of themselves and greater courage in facing their futures.
A participant from a previous 27 Days Challenge, Jennifer Barnes, had this to say: "…you have created, for me, the most mind bending, explosive, exciting and fun challenge in all my years of writing. Thank you so much. I look forward to each new day." Another, Caroline, said, "I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the current journaling exercises. I haven't been able to journal for a very long time, and there is something about this particular book that has re-energized me! I am a mental health professional, and plan on using some of the material/directing clients to your website."
Mari L. McCarthy publishes a website (http://CreateWriteNow.com) devoted to journaling, as well as a series of ebooks – or e-workbooks, as she calls them – showing how to apply journal writing to a large variety of life's challenges. Topics have included ways in which journaling can be used in self-discovery, job searches, losing weight, overcoming writer's block, and a host of health and wellness issues.
The course is free, though participants must register in advance and purchase a workbook ($21.97). Details and registration can be found at http://www.createwritenow.com/
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CreateWriteNow, owned by journaling therapy specialist Mari L. McCarthy, produces ebooks, workbooks, workshops, supplies and support for personal journalers.