The 27 Days Life Changing 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 the themes given in the workbook and log in to an online private classroom to discuss and share their experiences.
Journal writing is a tool for personal growth that enables an individual to increase awareness and make inner and outer changes with great efficiency and ease.
The daily challenges in the 27 Days of Journaling event lead participants inside their thoughts and dreams to discover origins and patterns that define their core character.
Then those same daily challenges focus the participants on describing their discoveries, expressing their hopes, and articulating plans for the future.
Finally, in the private forum, participants share their experiences with the challenges and with journaling in general.
The course aims to deepen journalers’ benefits from the practice and also to encourage journalers to interact and share stories.
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, 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." Another participant, Debbie, said, “I must say I'm really enjoying the journaling. Very inspired to get moving on a couple of projects. I think this is just what I needed! So thank you!"
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, getting organized, 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 ($4.97). Details and registration can be found at http://www.createwritenow.com/