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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.

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Be refreshed,

Dawn Herring

JournalWriter Freelance

Host of #JournalChat Live and Links Edition on Twitter

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Artist on Color

THE ARTIST
One of the things I have learned in my watercolor studies is the understanding of colors and how they work with each other. 
I recommend having a color wheel in your art supplies and experimenting with different color schemes. 
See what colors especially resonate with you. 
Then use those colors to create a piece of art you can frame; use whatever medium suits you. 
And remember to
 have fun!

Journaling Question: What feels true?

Q: Has there been something you have always believed about yourself and yet it has never really felt true for you? 
Write a journal entry about why it is false, where it came from and why. 
Then rewrite that belief from a place of truth. 
You are now rebuilding your mind set from the root up. Congratulations!

Refresh Yourself with Gretchen Rubin

I love creating collage. There's just something about pulling images and pasting them to please by hand that gives me a sense of satisfaction and pleasure.  Well, I ran into a video clip by Gretchen Rubin,, author of The Happiness Project and loved what she shared about how doing a hands-on project can bring such satisfaction and happiness, both during the process of the project and afterward when the project is complete. What kind of hands-on project have you always wanted to do but never have? Why not get started today!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

#JournalChat Links Edition (7/28/11)

DawnHerring4:33pm via Facebook
#JournalChat Pick of the Day on 7/28/11 for all things journaling on Twitter: The Natural Journaling Prompt by... http://fb.me/MolbyKI3
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http://ow.ly/5PXR4 #JournalChat Pick of the Day (7/28): The Natural #Journaling #Prompt by ~Quinn McDonald, Author, Raw Art Journaling
DawnHerring4:28pm via HootSuite
http://ow.ly/5PXOZ #JournalChat Pick of the Day (7/28): The Natural #Journaling #Prompt by ~Quinn McDonald, Author, Raw Art Journaling
JournalChat4:26pm via HootSuite
I especially love the prompt on Power. #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring4:26pm via HootSuite
I especially love the prompt on Power. #Journaling#JournalChat
JournalChat4:26pm via HootSuite
If you put your mouse over each square from Iris's pages, you'll read her #Journal entry. #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring4:26pm via HootSuite
If you put your mouse over each square from Iris's pages, you'll read her #Journal entry. #Journaling#JournalChat
JournalChat4:10pm via HootSuite
http://ow.ly/5PXbu For those who weren't able to join us for #JournalChat Live, here is the transcript! Read from the bottom up! #Journaling
DawnHerring4:10pm via HootSuite
http://ow.ly/5PXam For those who weren't able to join us for #JournalChat Live, here is the transcript! Read from the bottom up! #Journaling

#JournalChat Live transcript for 7/28/11: Topic: Uncovering truth vs. lies in our beliefs about ourselves

JournalChat4:02pm via HootSuite
That wraps up this edition of #JournalChat Live. Enjoy your #journaling, and as always, don't forget to #refresh yourself!
DawnHerring4:02pm via HootSuite
That wraps up this edition of #JournalChat Live. Enjoy your #journaling, and as always, don't forget to #refresh yourself!
JournalChat4:01pm via HootSuite
Our next #JournalChat Live session will be next Thursday, August 4 at 4 CST/2 PST. Topic to be announced! Join us! #Journaling
DawnHerring4:01pm via HootSuite
Our next #JournalChat Live session will be next Thursday, August 4 at 4 CST/2 PST. Topic to be announced! Join us! #Journaling
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http://ow.ly/5PWM1 You can sign up for Refresh Journal, my new email with #refreshing tips and#Journaling info. #JournalChat
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http://ow.ly/5PWKW You can sign up for Refresh Journal, my new email with #refreshing tips and#Journaling info. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:58pm via HootSuite
http://ow.ly/5PWIt Plus my #writing services with JournalWriter Freelance. #Journaling #JournalChat
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http://ow.ly/5PWHN Here's a link about who I am and what I do. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:57pm via HootSuite
http://ow.ly/5PWG0 Here's a link about who I am and what I do. #Journaling #JournalChat
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http://ow.ly/5PWFj Check out my #JournalingResource page on my website; new links added daily. M-F. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:57pm via HootSuite
http://ow.ly/5PWDk Check out my #JournalingResource page on my website; new links added daily. M-F. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:55pm via HootSuite
Special thanks to Cara @caramoulds for joining us today! #JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring3:55pm via HootSuite
Special thanks to Cara @caramoulds for joining us today! #JournalChat #Journaling
JournalChat3:55pm via HootSuite
http://ow.ly/5PWzC Be sure to check out @caramoulds #Journaling #Prompt on Truth. Perhaps you'll make a new discovery! #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:55pm via HootSuite
http://ow.ly/5PWwq Be sure to check out @caramoulds #Journaling #Prompt on Truth. Perhaps you'll make a new discovery! #JournalChat
JournalChat3:50pm via HootSuite
Others are bound to see the positive change that results from the truths you uncover; it really makes a difference.#JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring3:50pm via HootSuite
Others are bound to see the positive change that results from the truths you uncover; it really makes a difference.#JournalChat #Journaling
JournalChat3:49pm via HootSuite
You may be surprised with the parallels you see in other's lives where you have touched because of your #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:49pm via HootSuite
You may be surprised with the parallels you see in other's lives where you have touched because of your #Journaling#JournalChat
JournalChat3:47pm via HootSuite
And if you have children and they see you doing this, they may decide to do it too. Positive change all around! #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:47pm via HootSuite
And if you have children and they see you doing this, they may decide to do it too. Positive change all around! #Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:46pm via HootSuite
What we do in our inner lives in our #Journalingpractice has a positive, ripple effect that you may not know about. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:46pm via HootSuite
What we do in our inner lives in our #Journalingpractice has a positive, ripple effect that you may not know about. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:46pm via HootSuite
You can never know when a truth discovery will change your life in such a way that it resonates with another. #JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring3:46pm via HootSuite
You can never know when a truth discovery will change your life in such a way that it resonates with another. #JournalChat #Journaling
JournalChat3:45pm via HootSuite
Uncovering and Discovering truth in your life is never time wasted. In the long run, it will only benefit you, and even others. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:45pm via HootSuite
Uncovering and Discovering truth in your life is never time wasted. In the long run, it will only benefit you, and even others. #JournalChat
jillmetcalf3:44pm via HootSuite
RT @JournalChat: Do you ever think #Journalingfor discovery may be time wasted, when you could be doing something else? #JournalChat
JournalChat3:44pm via HootSuite
Do you ever think #Journaling for discovery may be time wasted, when you could be doing something else? #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:44pm via HootSuite
Do you ever think #Journaling for discovery may be time wasted, when you could be doing something else? #JournalChat
JournalChat3:43pm via HootSuite
#Journaling is truly a discovery process. Each day can bring new discoveries, exciting ones! Take the time for it. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:43pm via HootSuite
#Journaling is truly a discovery process. Each day can bring new discoveries, exciting ones! Take the time for it. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:42pm via HootSuite
Our belief system needs to have a firm foundation based on truth. What we really know about ourselves. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:42pm via HootSuite
Our belief system needs to have a firm foundation based on truth. What we really know about ourselves. #Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:41pm via HootSuite
Sometimes we end up uncovering an early formed belief someone else spoke or wrote about us.We can still change that.#JournalChat #journaling
DawnHerring3:41pm via HootSuite
Sometimes we end up uncovering an early formed belief someone else spoke or wrote about us.We can still change that.#JournalChat #journaling
JournalChat3:39pm via HootSuite
Once you start discovering the truth about your beliefs, no matter what dimension of life they touch, positive change comes. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:39pm via HootSuite
Once you start discovering the truth about your beliefs, no matter what dimension of life they touch, positive change comes. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:38pm via HootSuite
You may be surprised with what surfaces when you do this. Good stuff..the gold. Yes, we all have gold. 3 pages later...#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:38pm via HootSuite
You may be surprised with what surfaces when you do this. Good stuff..the gold. Yes, we all have gold. 3 pages later...#JournalChat
JournalChat3:37pm via HootSuite
Once we get to the truth of our percieved inadequacy, we can flip the coin and record how we are adequate. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:37pm via HootSuite
Once we get to the truth of our percieved inadequacy, we can flip the coin and record how we are adequate. #Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:36pm via HootSuite
What specific way do we see ourselves as inadequate and why? Honesty here is imperative.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:36pm via HootSuite
What specific way do we see ourselves as inadequate and why? Honesty here is imperative.#Journaling #JournalChat
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Perhaps we don't get positive feedback we are looking for from others. That's when we have to be our own feedback. #JournalChat #Journaling
DawnHerring3:35pm via HootSuite
Perhaps we don't get positive feedback we are looking for from others. That's when we have to be our own feedback. #JournalChat #Journaling
JournalChat3:34pm via HootSuite
When we think what we offer isn't enough to a situation that presents itself, we need to ask where that came from, is it true? #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:34pm via HootSuite
When we think what we offer isn't enough to a situation that presents itself, we need to ask where that came from, is it true? #JournalChat
JournalChat3:33pm via HootSuite
What's another good example of a limiting belief? You are inadequate. You are not enough.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:33pm via HootSuite
What's another good example of a limiting belief? You are inadequate. You are not enough.#Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:32pm via HootSuite
Folks are welcome to share how their #Journalingpractice has opened up the truth lines to beliefs they hold about themselves. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:32pm via HootSuite
Folks are welcome to share how their #Journalingpractice has opened up the truth lines to beliefs they hold about themselves. #JournalChat
JournalChat3:30pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Thanks for taking the time to be with us today, Cara. :) #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:30pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Thanks for taking the time to be with us today, Cara. :) #Journaling #JournalChat
caramoulds3:30pm via HootSuite
Exactly! RT: It's those patterns that bring out the belief system we hold; we can see what is working and what isn't.#JournalChat
JournalChat3:29pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds That's what's cool about#Journaling; we have individual preferences that work for us. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:29pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds That's what's cool about#Journaling; we have individual preferences that work for us. #JournalChat
caramoulds3:28pm via HootSuite
I have to go. It was great chatting with you Dawn!#journalchat
JournalChat3:28pm via HootSuite
It's those patterns that bring out the belief system we hold; we can see what is working and what isn't.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:28pm via HootSuite
It's those patterns that bring out the belief system we hold; we can see what is working and what isn't.#Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:28pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds That's helpful to have a record you could access the words from easily to see patterns.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:28pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds That's helpful to have a record you could access the words from easily to see patterns.#Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:27pm via HootSuite
RT 750 words = 3 pages. The idea is that by the time you get to the third page, you are writing from your unconscious/soul. #journalchat
DawnHerring3:27pm via HootSuite
RT 750 words = 3 pages. The idea is that by the time you get to the third page, you are writing from your unconscious/soul. #journalchat
caramoulds3:27pm via HootSuite
I still like to write in Levenger notebook with a fountain pen, though. #journalchat
JournalChat3:26pm via HootSuite
There's something for me about writing longhand, pen to paper, that works for me. #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:26pm via HootSuite
There's something for me about writing longhand, pen to paper, that works for me. #Journaling#JournalChat
caramoulds3:26pm via HootSuite
The website is pretty cool. It tracks the words you use and after a period of time, you can see what you tend to write about. #journalchat
JournalChat3:26pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds http://ow.ly/5PVo8 Here's a link to that site for those who prefer typing rather than writing their Morning Pages. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:26pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds http://ow.ly/5PVmu Here's a link to that site for those who prefer typing rather than writing their Morning Pages. #JournalChat
caramoulds3:25pm via HootSuite
750 words = 3 pages. The idea is that by the time you get to the third page, you are writing from your unconscious/soul. #journalchat
JournalChat3:24pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Yes, I absolutely LOVE Julia Cameron. I have several of her books including The Artist's Way. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:24pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Yes, I absolutely LOVE Julia Cameron. I have several of her books including The Artist's Way. #Journaling #JournalChat
caramoulds3:24pm via HootSuite
Now there is even a website called 750 words designed for online morning pages. #journalchat
caramoulds3:23pm via HootSuite
It's 3 pages, preferably written in longhand, first thing in the morning. #journalchat
JournalChat3:23pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Isn't that the truth?! That's what I love about #Journaling too. Action brings positive change. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:23pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Isn't that the truth?! That's what I love about #Journaling too. Action brings positive change. #JournalChat
caramoulds3:23pm via HootSuite
Morning Pages is the term coined by Julia Cameron in The Artist's Way. #journalchat
caramoulds3:21pm via HootSuite
if we keep journaling about the same issue, eventually we get sick of hearing ourselves complain about it. then we take action. #journalchat
caramoulds3:21pm via HootSuite
Well, the other thing journaling does, I think, is convey to us what we need to change or work on, because... #journalchat
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@caramoulds Morning Pages are awesome. I have writing a morning entry now for several months.I don't count the pages.#JournalChat#Journaling
DawnHerring3:20pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Morning Pages are awesome. I have writing a morning entry now for several months.I don't count the pages.#JournalChat#Journaling
JournalChat3:19pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds that's a new title to me, Cara. What is the premise? #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:19pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds that's a new title to me, Cara. What is the premise? #Journaling #JournalChat
caramoulds3:19pm via HootSuite
I agree about writing our thoughts. I have been doing Morning Pages for 7 years now. #journalchat
JournalChat3:18pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Yes, it is common. And #Journalingyour food choices can be a great place to start. And unlearning "I can't" #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:18pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Yes, it is common. And #Journalingyour food choices can be a great place to start. And unlearning "I can't" #JournalChat
caramoulds3:17pm via HootSuite
The 5th Agreement is a fascinating book. One I will have to read several more times to fully comprehend. #journalchat
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@caramoulds Yes, we do. But when we recognize it by writing our experiences, we can open up to truth w/ our answers. #JournalChat#Journaling
DawnHerring3:17pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Yes, we do. But when we recognize it by writing our experiences, we can open up to truth w/ our answers. #JournalChat#Journaling
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@caramoulds These are all great questions we need to pursue an answer to. #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:16pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds These are all great questions we need to pursue an answer to. #Journaling#JournalChat
caramoulds3:16pm via HootSuite
like someone believing they can never lose weight. That's a common one. . #journalchat
JournalChat3:15pm via HootSuite
I love what Don says about Unlearning our lies. Wow. We can rebuild with truth from the root up. That's positive change! #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:15pm via HootSuite
I love what Don says about Unlearning our lies. Wow. We can rebuild with truth from the root up. That's positive change! #JournalChat
caramoulds3:15pm via HootSuite
I think we all do this to ourselves in some way. Some of the examples in the prompt are the ones most people can relate to. #journalchat
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@caramoulds It's time to open up to the truth of who we really are, isn't it? #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:14pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds It's time to open up to the truth of who we really are, isn't it? #Journaling#JournalChat
caramoulds3:13pm via HootSuite
Which is to ask "Is this true? How do I know it's true? What if it isn't true?" #journalchat
JournalChat3:12pm via HootSuite
I just love the idea that I can journal an issue out and determine what is causing the stuckness of my situation. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:12pm via HootSuite
I just love the idea that I can journal an issue out and determine what is causing the stuckness of my situation. #Journaling #JournalChat
caramoulds3:12pm via HootSuite
And those limiting beliefs are not really true. Byron Katie, Wayne Dyer and Don Miguel Ruiz all say the same thing... #journalchat
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@caramoulds I agree wholly. We get stuck because we don't know the root cause. #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:11pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds I agree wholly. We get stuck because we don't know the root cause. #Journaling#JournalChat
JournalChat3:10pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Cara, There are some powerful statements quoted in your prompt on Truth.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:10pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Cara, There are some powerful statements quoted in your prompt on Truth.#Journaling #JournalChat
caramoulds3:10pm via HootSuite
@dawnherring That's true about thinking about conflict. Many times we have limiting beliefs that keep us in situations. #journalchat
DawnHerring3:08pm via HootSuite
@caramoulds Welcome, Cara! It's great to have you with us today for #JournalChat Live! :)#Journaling
JournalChat3:08pm via HootSuite
When we record the conflicts we run into, we can discern where that conflict is coming from. what is the underlying belief? #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:07pm via HootSuite
When we record the conflicts we run into, we can discern where that conflict is coming from. what is the underlying belief? #JournalChat
JournalChat3:06pm via HootSuite
One of the greatest benefits I believe there is with#Journaling is being honest with ourselves.#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:06pm via HootSuite
One of the greatest benefits I believe there is with#Journaling is being honest with ourselves.#JournalChat
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What beliefs do you have that are holding you back? This is a question Cara asks in her#Journaling #Prompt#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:05pm via HootSuite
What beliefs do you have that are holding you back? This is a question Cara asks in her#Journaling #Prompt#JournalChat
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When I first saw this journaling prompt, it really struck me with the possibility of positive change.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:04pm via HootSuite
When I first saw this journaling prompt, it really struck me with the possibility of positive change.#Journaling #JournalChat
JournalChat3:03pm via HootSuite
This topic is based on the Pick of the Week: Smash365: Truth by @caramoulds#Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:03pm via HootSuite
This topic is based on the Pick of the Week: Smash365: Truth by @caramoulds#Journaling#JournalChat
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Today's #JournalChat Live topic is using our journal to discern truth from lies we believe about ourselves. #Journaling
DawnHerring3:02pm via HootSuite
Today's #JournalChat Live topic is using our journal to discern truth from lies we believe about ourselves. #Journaling
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I am your host, Dawn Herring, avid journal writer of 25 years with over 50 volumes filled. #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:02pm via HootSuite
I am your host, Dawn Herring, avid journal writer of 25 years with over 50 volumes filled. #Journaling#JournalChat
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I recommend Hootsuite or Tweetchat.com for following the chat. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:01pm via HootSuite
I recommend Hootsuite or Tweetchat.com for following the chat. #Journaling #JournalChat
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If you would like to be a part of the #Journalingdiscussion, please use the #JournalChat hashtag so it shows up in the feed.
DawnHerring3:01pm via HootSuite
If you would like to be a part of the #Journalingdiscussion, please use the #JournalChat hashtag so it shows up in the feed.
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Welcome to this edition of #JournalChat Live for all things #Journaling. :)
DawnHerring3:00pm via HootSuite
Welcome to this edition of #JournalChat Live for all things #Journaling. :)