KRISTINA'S WEEKLY EMAIL OF THOUGHT-PROVOKING ESSAYS & VIDEOS TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO YOURSELF ON THIS JOURNEY CALLED LIFE
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As we head into the unofficial start of summer it’s mind-boggling to realize we're approaching the halfway mark of 2019! Hopefully you’ll have a chance to slow down and chill out over the long weekend, which means it’s a great time to do a little reflection of what’s transpired over the past five months - and man it’s been a bit of a doozy roller coaster hasn’t it? Try to find some time at the beach, in the park or on your couch to do a little inner inventory of what’s going on with you . If you’ve been my client or heard me speak, you know I am a big proponent of journaling. Writing stuff down makes thoughts and feelings tangible; it takes them out of your head and really helps you process things in a way that just mulling them over in your noggin cannot. Especially if you’ve been dealing with a lot of emotions, it’s important to sort them out to see what they are trying to tell you or just let them out, and writing is a good tool for that. This week's PGG, video and IG is all about these themes, so relax and take a moment to reset yourself so you know what you adjustments you want to make over the summer and beyond. If you need a little clarity, support and guidance about what to focus on, be sure to check out my Meaningful May Power Hour which expires a week from today. And here's my PGG Video of the week where I talk about why it's important to listen to yourself and process your emotions , and my Instagram post about how important it is to sit with yourself and your feelings. As always, please feel free to let me know y our feedback about any and all that I'm doing :) Big hug <3 Kristina
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Write or Die
(Originally published on August 31, 2010)

A few years ago I attended a workshop with Erica Jong , who implored us to write the story we absolutely had to tell or we would die. She also taught us to write something that unlocks who we are, encouraged us to be ourselves, and told us to discover and write in our own voice. But how do you know what your voice is if you never use it?

You don’t need to be an aspiring blogger, poet or novelist to heed these wise words. I always recommend that folks write as much as they can in order to get in touch with their inner selves; a journal is a place where you can be truly free to express who you are and what you need to say. When you’ve connected honestly and often enough to that internal, emotional voice, you will begin to reveal who you are and what is important to you – whether in career, relationships or life in general. We write what we need to read.

A journal is a place to clarify your feelings, share your ideas and experiences, release the past, and make plans for the future, all without judgment. Your journal is your best friend. At the very least it is a to-do list, for items big and small. The act of writing something down makes it real and tangible and helps crystallize the hurricane of thoughts and emotions we often have swirling around inside us.

The process of putting it all on the page can make us more effective in communicating what we need or want from others or ourselves – and actually make sense doing so! I also suggest using a pen and paper whenever possible. It’s more organic and raw when you take out the technological middle man.

If you access your authentic voice in writing, then, as Erica said, “being an author makes you an authority.”

You don’t have to be the next Maya Angelou, JD Salinger or Danielle Steele to b e the author of your own life and truth . Just start by putting pen to paper, and you’ll soon be on the way to your own personal best-seller list before you can say Pulitzer Prize!

Remember, you can always see PGGs from any month or year going back to 2010 on my website at www.kristinaleonardi.com and visit my social media pages for more inspiration throughout the week! Want to share my PGG? Use my Medium page for friendliest posting version.

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