Before the Holidays Arrive


With fall arriving September 22nd, it will be “the holiday season” before we know it.  Plenty of words have been written about not letting the holidays turn into stressful events that we can’t wait to be over.  Words about coping with grief when family and friends aren’t around to celebrate, or disappointment when expectations for a happy occasion aren’t met.  Reading all these words can be helpful, but WRITING about it all can help even more!

Here’s where journaling comes in.  There are journal techniques that will help you plan your time to make the holiday season go more smoothly.  Using others, you’ll gain the freedom to express some of those emotions that you’d rather not share with others.  At least one of the 18 different methods you’ll learn will help you understand a little better why you feel the way you do when those first turkey and pilgrim hat decorations begin showing up at the grocery store.

Sign up for a weekend-long Journal to the Self retreat at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs, WV November 14-16.  Located at the base of Cacapon Mountain, the highest mountain in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, the State Park is offering discounted accommodations for the 12-hour workshop.  For more information and to register, click here.

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