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Dawn Herring

JournalWriter Freelance

Host of #JournalChat Live and Links Edition on Twitter

#JournalChat Live transcript for 6/23/11(plus previous transcripts)

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Thanks all for joining us for this edition of#JournalChat Live; next week, Thursday, 6/30, will be our next live chat;topic to be announced
DawnHerring4:05pm via HootSuite
Thanks all for joining us for this edition of#JournalChat Live; next week, Thursday, 6/30, will be our next live chat;topic to be announced
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You can also check out my #JournalingResource page on my website:http://ow.ly/5p6tK #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:04pm via HootSuite
You can also check out my #JournalingResource page on my website:http://ow.ly/5p6tp #JournalChat
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You all are welcome to sign up for my new Refresh Journal that Amber just mentioned:http://ow.ly/5p6rt #JournalChat
DawnHerring4:03pm via HootSuite
You all are welcome to sign up for my new Refresh Journal that Amber just mentioned:http://ow.ly/5p6qV #JournalChat
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@kimmiechevon It was great to chat with you, Kimmie. Thanks for joining us! #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife @JournalChat It's been great Ladies! Thanks for the new journaling ideas#JournalChat
writingthrulife4:00pm via TweetChat
You're welcome! Take care, all. #journalchat
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@writingthrulife Thank you so much, Amber. Glad you like it! I'm excited to share with folks! :)#JournalChat
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@writingthrulife Yes, I was wrapping things up; so glad to have you, Amber. It's been fabulous! Thanks for joining us. :) #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:59pm via TweetChat
@journalchat Oh, and BTW, Great new interface and concept for Refresh Journal. Congrats!#journalchat
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@writingthrulife Oh, yes! That's why I include music in Refresh Journal, a great way to sign off. :) #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:57pm via TweetChat
@journalchat ... and sharing the wonderful world of journaling possibilities. #journalchat
DawnHerring3:57pm via HootSuite
@newengland_muse I've read books and applied what I learned. :) #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:57pm via TweetChat
@journalchat I'm going to have to go offline in a few minutes, and I want to thank you, Dawn, for inviting me here today ... #journalchat
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It has been a delightful hour with Amber @WritingThruLife as we have chatted about the possibilities of the "If" Statement. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:56pm via HootSuite
It has been a delightful hour with Amber @WritingThruLife as we have chatted about the possibilities of the "If" Statement. #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:56pm via TweetChat
@journalchat @kimmiechevon Agreed! Music, too. The more senses we bring to our expression, the more fully we bring ourselves.#journalchat
NewEngland_Muse3:55pm via √úberSocial
@DawnHerring I've been wanting to take a class on this,watercolors. #journalchat
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@kimmiechevon What I find amazing is how the different therapies work so well together. They complement each other. #JournalChat
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The "If" statement has been such a wonderful topic to delve into! And it's amazing how we can use it in so many contexts. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:54pm via HootSuite
The "If" statement has been such a wonderful topic to delve into! And it's amazing how we can use it in so many contexts. #JournalChat
KimmieChevon3:53pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife Exactly, I had no idea that drawing could be just as therapeutic as journaling, I love it #JournalChat
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I've been using watercolor in my art journal; it's been a wonderful way to explore the inner working of the mind. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:52pm via HootSuite
I've been using watercolor in my art journal; it's been a wonderful way to explore the inner working of the mind. #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife Yes, that's what I was thinking. I record my dreams daily. That's what brought it to mind; glad you like it! #JournalChat
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@kimmiechevon Glad to hear it, Kimmie. I only started mine this year. It's fabulous. :)#JournalChat
writingthrulife3:50pm via TweetChat
@KimmieChevon When I'm having trouble with words, my sketchbook and colored pencils enable me to express myself more easily.#journalchat
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RT @writingthrulife: @journalchat Yes ... making mud pies with words :-> #journalchat//Love that, Amber! :D
writingthrulife3:49pm via TweetChat
@journalchat Dawn, what a great idea! Love the synergy... #journalchat
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We might even use our dreams written in our journals to jumpstart an "if" statement since it is often imaginary. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:49pm via HootSuite
We might even use our dreams written in our journals to jumpstart an "if" statement since it is often imaginary. #JournalChat
KimmieChevon3:49pm via HootSuite
@journalchat BTW, I started #artjournaling a couple of months ago...I don't know what took me so long to start! :) #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:48pm via TweetChat
@journalchat Yes ... making mud pies with words :-> #journalchat
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Our sense of play can really come out when we use our imaginations. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:47pm via HootSuite
Our sense of play can really come out when we use our imaginations. #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife Oh, I see what you mean. Using an "if" statement in a more playful sense. Maybe even humorously so. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:45pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife Oh, I see what you mean. Using an "if" statement in a more playful sense. Maybe even humorously so. #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:45pm via TweetChat
@KimmieChevon Great, Kimmie. Would love to hear how it works for you. #journalchat
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@journalchat I'm using your idea & using an "If" statement to get to the core of an issue that I'm having #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife I don't think I've tried it with such a structure; it may have been a bit more loosely.#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:44pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife I don't think I've tried it with such a structure; it may have been a bit more loosely.#JournalChat
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RT @DawnHerring: I think that's one of the reasons I love my art journal so much; it gives me another outlet to uncover things.#JournalChat
writingthrulife3:43pm via TweetChat
@journalchat Imaginary things. Things we know could not be true (flying without wings, breathing underwater, etc. #journalchat
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I think that's one of the reasons I love my art journal so much; it gives me another outlet to uncover things. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:43pm via HootSuite
I think that's one of the reasons I love my art journal so much; it gives me another outlet to uncover things. #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:42pm via TweetChat
I'd love to know ... have any of you used the "If .." statement (or question) approach to journaling?#journalchat
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@writingthrulife What would you suggest for play, Amber? Anything specific come to mind?#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:42pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife What would you suggest for play, Amber? Anything specific come to mind?#Journaling #JournalChat
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Folks are welcome to share any questions or comments on our topic today. #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:41pm via HootSuite
Folks are welcome to share any questions or comments on our topic today. #Journaling#JournalChat
writingthrulife3:41pm via TweetChat
We are better problem solvers when we play than when we have a lot at stake. #journalchat
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Still, when dealing with highly emotional issues, I think it's helpful to first work with something more playful. #journalchat
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Or, "If my relationship with ____ was perfect, it would .... because..." And so on. #journalchat
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@writingthrulife Yes, and as you uncover that response, you can discern all the possibilities in dealing with the issue. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:40pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife Yes, and as you uncover that response, you can discern all the possibilities in dealing with the issue. #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:39pm via TweetChat
@journalchat Thanks. And yes, it helps. "If ... I could respond any way I wanted, it would be .... because." #journalchat
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I suppose one of the best approaches is to use the "if" statement with an issue you are facing. Getting to the core of it. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:38pm via HootSuite
I suppose one of the best approaches is to use the "if" statement with an issue you are facing. Getting to the core of it. #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife Well, obviously, it's a good one; I appreciate your sharing it with the #journalingcommunity. #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife Well, obviously, it's a good one; I appreciate your sharing it with the #journalingcommunity. #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:35pm via TweetChat
@journalchat I stumbled on the process about a year ago; I was looking for a new approach to self-discovery. #journalchat
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@writingthrulife Now there's an idea; premise for a story. Love that! That's what's cool about#Journaling; it's not limited! #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:35pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife Now there's an idea; premise for a story. Love that! That's what's cool about#Journaling; it's not limited! #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife Amber, how long have you been working with this "If" statement process?#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:34pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife Amber, how long have you been working with this "If" statement process?#Journaling #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:34pm via TweetChat
@journalchat Yes, It works for me :-). It's also fun as the basis for short fiction. #journalchat
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I would be very surprised if a journal writer doesn't come out of an "IF" session with a deeper awareness to things. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:33pm via HootSuite
I would be very surprised if a journal writer doesn't come out of an "IF" session with a deeper awareness to things. #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife Exactly, Amber! I'm glad you're familiar with that process. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:31pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife Exactly, Amber! I'm glad you're familiar with that process. #JournalChat
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It's when we get to the core of issues that we really start discovering some revelations about our selves and our lives. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:30pm via HootSuite
It's when we get to the core of issues that we really start discovering some revelations about our selves and our lives. #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:30pm via TweetChat
@journalchat Yes, it's similar to ProPrioceptive Writing. You can add, "What do I mean by ..." after responding to "If..." #journalchat
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@writingthrulife If there was one thing you could change about your life, what would it be and why? #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:29pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife If there was one thing you could change about your life, what would it be and why? #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife That almost reminds me of ProPrioceptive writing. You keep going deeper layer by layer to the core. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:29pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife That almost reminds me of ProPrioceptive writing. You keep going deeper layer by layer to the core. #JournalChat
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I found just thinking about the one I chose from your list to be so eye opening; I wasn't sure what direction to take it. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:27pm via HootSuite
I found just thinking about the one I chose from your list to be so eye opening; I wasn't sure what direction to take it. #JournalChat
JILLMETCALF3:27pm via HootSuite
RT @journalchat: It's always a good idea to ask the 'why' or how of things in our journals. It helps us achieve a more honest/forthright state.#JournalChat
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@writingthrulife I would agree with you, Amber. That part really caught my attn w/ how I would approach the "if" statement. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:27pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife I would agree with you, Amber. That part really caught my attn w/ how I would approach the "if" statement. #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:27pm via TweetChat
To deepen it further, add "and because" and keep adding "and because" until you can think of no more reasons. #journalchat
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It's always a good idea to ask the 'why' or how of things in our journals. It helps us achieve a more honest/forthright state. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:26pm via HootSuite
It's always a good idea to ask the 'why' or how of things in our journals. It helps us achieve a more honest/forthright state. #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:25pm via TweetChat
@journalchat I think the "because" extension is the most important aspect of this journaling practice. #journalchat
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"If" Statements are so open ended. I love your 'because" approach, Amber; it forces us to go deeper. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:24pm via HootSuite
"If" Statements are so open ended. I love your 'because" approach, Amber; it forces us to go deeper. #Journaling #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:23pm via TweetChat
RT @journalchathttp://ow.ly/5p4J7 Heres a link to that book, If, Amber just mentioned if youd like a head start. #Journaling #journalchat
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@writingthrulife Yes, they are! And the whole process can be intuitive, really opening the mind and senses. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:23pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife Yes, they are! And the whole process can be intuitive, really opening the mind and senses. #Journaling #JournalChat
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http://ow.ly/5p4J7 Here's a link to that book, If, Amber just mentioned if youd like a head start.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:22pm via HootSuite
http://ow.ly/5p4HJ Here's a link to that book, If, Amber just mentioned if youd like a head start. #Journaling #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:21pm via TweetChat
@journalchat Definitely! Art and written forms of journaling are intertwined. #journalchat
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I love the idea of stimulating the creative center. Perhaps we could even incorporate a bit of art with that #Journaling prompt.#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:20pm via HootSuite
I love the idea of stimulating the creative center. Perhaps we could even incorporate a bit of art with that #Journaling prompt.#JournalChat
writingthrulife3:20pm via TweetChat
But then you can easily create your own.#journalchat
writingthrulife3:19pm via TweetChat
There are several "If" books on the market you can use to start with. "If..." by Evelyn McFarlane#journalchat
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@writingthrulife We can all use that kind of change in our thinking; helps us grow as people & in what we do in our daily lives#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:18pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife We can all use that kind of change in our thinking; helps us grow as people & in what we do in our daily lives#JournalChat
NewEngland_Muse3:18pm via HootSuite
RT @journalchat: @writingthrulife You might even discover a strength you didn't know you had in the #Journaling process. #JournalChat...
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RT @DawnHerring: That is one of the benefits of the #Journaling process; it open things up in ways we may not have experienced before.#JournalChat
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That is one of the benefits of the #Journalingprocess; it open things up in ways we may not have experienced before. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:17pm via HootSuite
That is one of the benefits of the #Journalingprocess; it open things up in ways we may not have experienced before. #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:16pm via TweetChat
@journalchat Yes. They stimulate our creative centers, open possibilities, move us from static ways of thinking. #journalchat
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I think "If" statements can really open our horizons into a bigger place, a broader mindset.#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:16pm via HootSuite
I think "If" statements can really open our horizons into a bigger place, a broader mindset.#Journaling #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife You might even discover a strength you didn't know you had in the#Journaling process. #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:14pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife You might even discover a strength you didn't know you had in the#Journaling process. #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife I love the fact you can incorporate others into your answer; makes it more broad based. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:13pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife I love the fact you can incorporate others into your answer; makes it more broad based. #Journaling #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife That is so true, Amber. That's why I thought it was worth exploring.#Journaling #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:12pm via web
Here's one: If you could have one form of physical strength, what would it be, and what would it do for you/others? #journalchat
DawnHerring3:12pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife That is so true, Amber. That's why I thought it was worth exploring.#Journaling #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:10pm via web
@KimmieChevon "If" statements provide a virtually endless supply of writing prompts, from the silly and playful to the serious. #journalchat
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@kimmiechevon You know what, Kimmie, I don't know if I have either. It's a fab idea I wanted to share. The possibilities!#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:09pm via HootSuite
@kimmiechevon You know what, Kimmie, I don't know if I have either. It's a fab idea I wanted to share. The possibilities!#JournalChat
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RT @newengland_muse: @DawnHerringThanks for inviting me. :) #JournalChat My Pleasure!
writingthrulife3:08pm via web
Thanks. I enjoy imagining different scenarios and it helps me clarify my preferences.#journalchat
JILLMETCALF3:08pm via HootSuite
RT @journalchat: Those who keep a journal are welcome to share about their experience with "if" statements. #Journaling #JournalChat
KimmieChevon3:08pm via HootSuite
@journalchat Read Amber's post & I never even thought of using an "If" statement when journaling #JournalChat
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Those who keep a journal are welcome to share about their experience with "if" statements. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:07pm via HootSuite
Those who keep a journal are welcome to share about their experience with "if" statements. #Journaling #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife I love that, Amber. Really makes you think about who you are and your place in the world. #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:06pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife I love that, Amber. Really makes you think about who you are and your place in the world. #Journaling #JournalChat
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@newengland_muse Welcome for as long as you can make it; thanks for joining us!#Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:06pm via HootSuite
@newengland_muse Welcome for as long as you can make it; thanks for joining us!#Journaling #JournalChat
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@writingthrulife Welcome to #JournalChat, Amber. Great to have our author of Pick of the Week with us today! #Journaling
DawnHerring3:05pm via HootSuite
@writingthrulife Welcome to #JournalChat, Amber. Great to have our author of Pick of the Week with us today! #Journaling
writingthrulife3:05pm via web
If I were born in any century, it would be .... because ... #journalchat
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An example of an "If" Statement from Amber: "If you could change one thing about your life,what would it be & why?" #Journaling #JournalChat
DawnHerring3:04pm via HootSuite
An example of an "If" Statement from Amber: "If you could change one thing about your life,what would it be & why?" #Journaling #JournalChat
writingthrulife3:04pm via web
How do you like to use "if" statements when you journal? I enjoy beginning with fantasy-like statements. #journalchat
NewEngland_Muse3:03pm via HootSuite
I have dinner in the oven so not sure how long I will be in #journalchat
writingthrulife3:02pm via web
#journalchat Hi Dawn. Amber here, of writingthroughlife.com. Happy to chat with you today.
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Today's topic is on using "If" Statements in your journal. A huge thanks to Amber @WritingThruLife for her post! #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:02pm via HootSuite
Today's topic is on using "If" Statements in your journal. A huge thanks to Amber @WritingThruLife for her post! #Journaling#JournalChat
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I am your host, Dawn Herring, avid journal keeper of over 20 yrs with over 50 volumes filled; having a great time! #Journaling#JournalChat
DawnHerring3:01pm via HootSuite
I am your host, Dawn Herring, avid journal keeper of over 20 yrs with over 50 volumes filled; having a great time! #Journaling#JournalChat
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RT @DawnHerring: 5 minutes til #JournalChatLive; join us for inspiring #Journalingdiscussion on using "If" statements:http://ow.ly/5p3Eg Read Amber's post
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Welcome to this edition of #JournalChat Live! for all things #Journaling on Twitter.
DawnHerring3:00pm via HootSuite
Welcome to this edition of #JournalChat Live! for all things #Journaling on Twitter.