Welcome to Refresh with Dawn Herring!

Welcome to Refresh with Dawn Herring, home of Refresh Journal for a fresh perspective in all of life's dimensions! I'm so glad you stopped by to check out my new Journal and to peruse the transcripts from #JournalChat Live and Links Edition. You're welcome to sign up for your personal copy of Refresh Journal which contains the my #JournalChat Favorites, plus included each month are refreshing tips for your home, work, kids and yourself, plus music suggestions, The Artist column and other goodies.

Please feel free to leave a comment about what you love in Refresh Journal. Or send me a tip or answer to a question that I may showcase in a future issue!

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Be refreshed,

Dawn Herring

JournalWriter Freelance

Host of #JournalChat Live and Links Edition on Twitter

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#JournalChat Live OPEN HOUSE 5 Year Anniversary Commemorative Post

Welcome to our Commemorative Post featuring our very first OPEN HOUSE where YOUR JOURNALING VOICE TAKES CENTER STAGE, with a focus on our 5 Year Anniversary of #JournalChat Live!!

Below you will find the content shared by our Facebook Group Members, #JournalChat Live Previous Special Guests and #JournalChat Live Contributors all sharing THE GREATEST BENEFIT of their Journal Writing Practice.

I want to say THANK YOU for those who contributed such valuable content, showcasing the best of what you experience keeping a journal. So without further ado....

Here are the posts that were shared by our #JournalChat Live Community:

Poetic Prize by Sarah Herring, Princess Poetry, #JournalChat Live Contributor and FB Member

Happy Fifth Anniversary, #JournalChat Live! by Madeline Sharples, Choices, Previous Special Guest and #JournalChat Live Contributor and FB member

My Journaling: The Greatest Benefit by Rochelle Campbell, The Notebook Blogairy, #JournalChat Live FB Member

Reclaiming Peace, Reclaiming Me by Marianne Ingheim Rossi, Journaling for Your Life, Previous Special Guest and #JournalChat Live Contributor and FB member

Hearing My Voice in a Noisy World by Jill Winski, The Artist's Nest, Repeated Previous Special Guest and #JournalChat Live contributor and FB member

Affirming What I Am: My Greatest Benefit from Journal Writing by Debra DiPietro, Warm Milk Journal, Repeated Previous Special Guest and #JournalChat Live contributor and FB member

Journaling: The Greatest Benefit by Carrie Aulenbacher, #JournalChat Live Contributor and FB Member

Journaling for Self Improvement by Susan Ekins, Women Making Strides, Previous Special Guest, #JournalChat Live Contributor and FB Member

The Greatest Benefit of Journaling by Hannah Joy, The Stressed Out College Student's Destination, #JournalChat Live Contributor and FB Member

My Greatest Benefits of Journal Writing: A Short List by Mari McCarthy, Mari's Journal Writing Power Blog, CreateWriteNow, Previous Special Guest, #JournalChat Live Contributor and FB Member

Journaling Evolves as I Evolve by Kelly Epperson, Previous Special Guest, #JournalChat Live Contributor and FB Member

It was Such a Delight to have so many of you share your journaling benefits, your journaling path, and your journaling and life insight with us! Thanks for making this Very First OPEN HOUSE a success!

If you would like to be a contributor to our next #JournalChat Live OPEN HOUSE, Stay Tuned! You're welcome to sign up for my monthly Refresh Journal where I will share info about our next event as well as other great content to keep you refreshed and empowered!

And if you keep a journal or want to, come and join us on our #JournalChat Live Facebook Group where we share blog posts, articles and journaling prompts for your next journal entry!

Have a fab day and don't forget to refresh yourself! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015



Yes, it has been five years that I've hosted #JournalChat Live on Twitter and Facebook. (I did do a stint of it for about 6 months prior to that June but took a school year off before I started in up again as #JournalChat Live. So I'm counting from that re-start, just for your FYI.)


So guess what? I'm holding our first OPEN HOUSE to all journal keepers on both Twitter and Facebook! What does OPEN HOUSE mean exactly?

Well, YOU are invited to CONTRIBUTE a blog post on YOUR BLOG to help us CELEBRATE! YES! I'm so excited about this...

Here's what we're going to do:
Our topic for this very special time of  CELEBRATING 5 YEARS is Your Journaling: The Greatest Benefit. Yes.

I talk a LOT about the Benefits of journal keeping, don't I? I emphasize what a powerful tool it is!

This is Your Opportunity to share what a powerful tool it is for YOU! 

All you need to do is write a blog post detailing the Greatest Benefit you have received from keeping a journal. You can also include your favorite journaling technique to show HOW you use your journal.

Once your #JournalChat 5 Year Celebration blog post is able to be shared, you can tweet the link, post a status box on our #JournalChat Live Facebook Group, or you can email me direct at refreshwithdawnherring@gmail.com to send me a link. I will share links I receive directly by email in a special #JOURNALCHAT 5 YEAR CELEBRATION COMMEMORATIVE BLOG POST that I will share on social media, on my website and in Refresh Journal. 

When you post your #JournalChat Live celebratory link on Twitter, please use the #JournalChat hashtag and a #5years hashtag in your tweet and I will Retweet it.

My goal with this #JournalChat Live Open House is to celebrate the benefits of journaling as well as the delightful and insightful content that enhances our thriving journaling and #JournalChat communities.

I want this time to be readily open to all journaling voices so we can all learn from each other as we share our journaling benefits that show was a powerful and life changing tool journal keeping really is.

**I will share some links and RTs on Twitter and Facebook beginning May 18th. So have your blog post ready to share. We will be celebrating throughout the month of June!** 

I so appreciate all the fabulous content and the many SPECIAL GUESTS that have joined us Live on Twitter and Facebook who have added their insightful wisdom with journaling and have given us an inside view of their practice so we can learn from them.

I also appreciate others who have shared and contributed their journaling voices. Each journaling voice is highly valued. 

Note: If you haven't already joined our #JournalChat Live Facebook Group, NOW is the TIME so you can join in on the celebration!


Enjoy journaling your greatest benefit and don't forget to refresh yourself! 

#JournalChat Live Facebook Discussion with Special Guests, Madeline Sharples, Debra DiPietro and Kelly Epperson Your Journaling: Mind Magic Day III Part II