Frequently Asked Questions

What is Journaling for Mental Health? 

 

Mental health isn’t the same as mental illness. As the World Health Organization famously says, “There is no health without mental health.” More often than not, mental health and mental illness are used interchangeably, but they do not mean the same thing. Every person on the planet has mental health, just like physical, spiritual and emotional health. Throughout our lives, we will all face a mental health challenge the same way we face other challenges in our careers, bodies and relationships. This does not necessarily mean that we will be diagnosed with a mental illness. The opposite is also true, if you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, you can still build your mental health into a strong part of your holistic self.  

 

Mental health is the ability to work through our thoughts, feelings and emotions with resilience. It also means having the life skills, tools and resources to solve problems and overcome these difficulties. Mental illness on the other hand affects the way a person thinks, behaves, interacts with others and themselves. Mental illness requires professional intervention and active management and occasionally medication. 

 

Life happens, and mental health isn’t only for mental health awareness month, but for every day of the year. In order to have good mental health, we must understand that we won’t feel happy or confident all the time, but rather that we have the ability to get back to a balanced, productive state. Our journals are designed to do just that, help you build up strong mental health. When a life-altering event or challenge presents itself, you can feel confident that you have the necessary empowerment to cope, deal and thrive, no matter the challenge. 

 

Most of the time, journaling is prescribed for people who are going through a hard time, feel anxious, isolated, sad, lonely or dealing with a life-altering event that creates stress. However, journaling is also extremely beneficial for personal growth, empowerment and inspiration, reconnecting with nature or tuning into your intuition. 

 

 

 


 

Infertility

 

Infertility support can come in many forms, infertility support groups, infertility books and journaling for infertility. 

 

Infertility has the ability to completely overtake one's thoughts, actions and emotions. Wanting to be a mother, feeling less than other women and the frustrations that come along with trying to conceive can become overwhelming and draining. 

Journaling through infertility can help: 

  • finding who you are - with or without children of your own 

  • calm relationships fears (will my partner leave me if I don't conceive?) 

  • consider all options of motherhood 

  • financial implications 

  • self-worth and 

  • The guilt attached to others being pregnancy 

 

Empower yourself with this journal and feel supported in the journey of infertility. How guided journaling works: You are the protagonist of your own story. Unlike other self-help resources, guided journaling tells YOUR story, YOUR way. With holistic wellness principles, years of personal and academic experiences, these journals were designed to get you from where you are today, to a place of healing and balance. The journals were designed with carefully planned journaling prompts and visualizations. Custom illustrated quotes provide a colourful and uplifting background for your journal entries. Watch our informative interview with Jody Hsu Steele on Infertility and Acupuncture here

Breast Cancer

 

After receiving the results from a breast cancer test, the usual reaction is to learn as much about the type of cancer as possible. From buying the best books for breast cancer, to reading endless breast cancer quotes to participating in every breast cancer awareness campaign. This is a normal and understandable reaction to this life-altering event. 

 

The mantra for this journal is I have cancer, I am not cancer. Being diagnosed with breast cancer is one of the most stressful and life-changing events. With this journal we empower you to work through the themes like: 

  • analysis paralysis 

  • intimacy 

  • the possibility of death at the end of the journey 

  • self-esteem and body image 

  • relationship to self and others 

Our wish for you is that you find something in this journal to make the journey easier, with courage, love and inspiration. 

 

How guided journaling works: 

  • You are the protagonist of your own story. 

  • Unlike other self-help resources, guided journaling tells YOUR story, YOUR way. 

  • With holistic wellness principles, years of personal and academic experiences, these journals were designed to get you from where you are today, to a place of healing and balance. 

  • The journals were designed with carefully planned journaling prompts and visualizations. 

  • Custom illustrated quotes provide a colourful and uplifting background for your journal entries. 

  • Breast cancer quotes

  • Best breast cancer books and gifts

 



 

Cancer Support for friends and families

 

A friend or family member was just diagnosed with cancer. All of a sudden, every interaction, memory and event is placed under the microscope. Cancer support groups for families are an excellent place to start the healing and support process. With a guided journal for each member of the cancer support group, everyone can understand how to best support the person with cancer, while creating boundaries and self-care as part of their own lives. 

 

When a friend or family are diagnosed with cancer, the path ahead could look daunting:

  • Saying how you feel and validating your own health concerns.

  • Need some time to recuperate your energy.

  • Understanding that your well-intended action could not receive the welcome you thought it would. 

All of these tricky topics and more are included in this must-have guided journal. After completing this journal, you will be able to: 

  • Continue living your life, while supporting your friend or family member with cancer. 

  • Validate your own pain and health concerns, without feeling guilty. 

  • Move from involuntary support to a voluntary one.  

How does guided journaling work?

  • You are the protagonist of your own story. 

  • Unlike other self-help resources, guided journaling tells YOUR story, YOUR way. 

  • With holistic wellness principles, years of personal and academic experiences, these journals were designed to get you from where you are today, to a place of healing and balance. 

  • The journals were designed with carefully planned journaling prompts and visualizations. 

  • Custom illustrated quotes provide a colourful and uplifting background for your journal entries. 

  • Cancer support for families 

  • Cancer support quotes

  • Cancer support for family members

 

Loss & Grief 

 

One of the most life-altering and stressful times in a person's life is the death of a loved one. This can be overwhelming and overtake other aspects of our lives as we also come face to face with our own mortality. 

 

Journaling through loss and grief can help:

  • Assimilate the loss as an integral part of life 

  • Commit to living our lives to the fullest 

  • Move into a life of peace and healing 

 

How guided journaling works: 

  • You are the protagonist of your own story. 

  • Unlike other self-help resources, guided journaling tells YOUR story, YOUR way. 

  • With holistic wellness principles, years of personal and academic experiences, these journals were designed to get you from where you are today, to a place of healing and balance. 

  • The journals were designed with carefully planned journaling prompts and visualizations. 

  • Custom illustrated quotes provide a colourful and uplifting background for your journal entries. 

  • Loss, grief

  • Loss and Grief quotes

  • Loss and grief counselling 

  • Loss and grief stages

Have you had weird grief dreams? Listen to this episode with Dr. Joshua Black from Grief Dreams and discover how dreams are impacted by death.

 



Pregnancy 

 

Foreword by the incredibly talented doula and singer: Jennifer Victor

 

Ultimately, a mother whose intuition is not suppressed will often feel more confident and parent with that in mind. This journal serves as a healthy guideline for any mother, as she goes through this empowering time in her life. 

 

This journal covers, amongst other topics: 

  • mapping your emotional territory

  • motherly instincts and nesting 

  • siblings and pets

  • values 

  • healthy boundaries 

  • support after birth 

  • postpartum depression 

This inspirational journal is co-authored by Jade Karling Black, certified life skills coach, lifestyle blogger and published author. 

 

How guided journaling works:

 

  • You are the protagonist of your own story. 

  • Unlike other self-help resources, guided journaling tells YOUR story, YOUR way. 

  • With holistic wellness principles, years of personal and academic experiences, these journals were designed to get you from where you are today, to a place of healing and balance. 

  • The journals were designed with carefully planned journaling prompts and visualizations. 

  • Custom illustrated quotes provide a colourful and uplifting background for your journal entries. 

 

 

Working Moms 

 

Going back to work after giving birth can have its challenges: Mom-guilt for going to work and not spending enough time with your children Managing your own goals and passions with those of your family. All of these tricky topics and more are included in this must-have guided journal.

 

After completing this journal, you will be able to: 

  • Better define your goals for work and home 

  • Form a habit of self-care 

  • Understanding the "why" of your decisions 

  • Prevent burnout and frustration 

  • Not feeling guilty about pursuing a career 

  • Enjoying your homelife 


 

Who is this for? Mothers who have children under ten. How does guided journaling work? You are the protagonist of your own story. Unlike other self-help resources, guided journaling tells YOUR story, YOUR way. With holistic wellness principles, years of personal and academic experiences, these journals were designed to get you from where you are today, to a place of healing and balance. The journals were designed with carefully planned journaling prompts and visualizations. Custom illustrated quotes provide a colourful and uplifting background for your journal entries.

 


 

Divorce 

 

Take control over the proceedings of your divorce with this guided journal. This journal does not deal with the emotional aspects of divorce, but rather the practical application of divorce proceedings. Divorce is merely a separation and division of assets. Use this journal to keep the pace and keep moving forward. 

  • keep legal fees in check 

  • take control of your situation 

  • reach milestones in your divorce 

  • save on legal fees by presenting the journal in the proceedings 

  • work towards a fair and equitable divorce 

 

Watch our series on The Empath’s Guide to Divorcing a Narcissist: 

https://youtu.be/gQ2RZdkUiNU




 

Alignment to your Higher Purpose 

 

Feeling stuck in your routine? Outgrown your habits and looking for something more?  This guided journal will help you: 

  • Cultivate a passionate and creative life 

  • Let go of that which no longer serves you 

  • Empower you to find the knowledge within

 

Taking your personal development and growth mindset to the next level in this journal by: 

  • Practical, active and sustainable self-care methods

  • Universal themes like self-worth, how to enjoy life and connect to your intuition 

  • Feel grounded in your decisions 

  • Bring calm and balance back into your life

  • Journaling Prompts for mental health and wellness

 

Who is this journal for? 

 

Any person who wants to become a better version of themselves. 

 

How Guided Journaling Works: 

  • You are the protagonist of your own story. 

  • Unlike other self-help resources, guided journaling tells YOUR story, YOUR way. 

  • With holistic wellness principles, years of personal and academic experiences, these journals were designed to get you from where you are today, to a place of healing and balance. 

  • The journals were designed with carefully planned journaling prompts and visualizations. 

  • Custom illustrated quotes provide a colourful and uplifting background for your journal entries. 

  • Empowerment for youth

  • Empowerment for mental health 

  • Learn how to use a journal for empowerment

  • Discover the benefits of journaling for mental health 

Interview with Yoga Master, Paras Moghtader, owner of Modo Yoga Brampton

 

https://youtu.be/V-30Shpj1Bg

 

 

Caregiver 

 

The award-winning caregiver journal for any person in the professional caregiving profession. With life skills and practical exercises for self-care, boundaries, guilt and oppression, this journal is a must-have for anyone in the caregiving world.

 

  • Caregiver connect

  • Caregiver education

  • Caregiver grief 

  • How to start a journal for mental health 

  • Caregiver home support worker

 

Whether you become a voluntary caregiver for a child, spouse or parent that fell terminally ill, differences in time-perception can spin into a tornado of chaos. With this article, I want to share tips on how to embrace and befriend time.

 

It is important for the caregiver to acknowledge the patient’s point of view. When diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, the reality of death kicks in. This information might take some time to be integrated and dealt with, but usually, the body acts as a reminder where the patient loses the ability to continue activities in a regular, known way.   

 


 

Nature Journal  

 

An insightful gift journal for everyone who loves nature. Original quotes to get you thinking, spectacular watercoloured illustrations and a WASTE METER for sustainable, green living. A must-have for anyone who wishes to reconnect to nature in a meaningful way.

 

Read about my real-life experience when straws became the number one enemy of nature: 

 

https://www.journalingthrough.ca/post/the-straw-that-killed-the-whale

 

Want to cultivate a creative home? This interview with Emma Franklin Bell is by far one of my favourites!