OUR JOURNAL

Wilderness: noun \ˈwildenis\
A neglected or abandoned area.

Wellness: noun \ˈwel-nes\
The act of practising healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes.

Upon completion, this journal will form the blueprint of your unique story and will help to maintain a sense of self that is separate from your cancer diagnosis.

Please note that each person deals with the emotions of cancer in her unique way and in her own time. Our journal is therefore not prescriptive and not specifically linked to certain phases of a cancer journey.

Some readers may decide to dive into the process hands-on and to work through the Journal as part of their treatment process.

Others may however choose to keep the journal in a safe place until they are ready, even though this may only be after treatment has been completed and life has settled.

“May this journal become your voice of reason, a guiding light and a place of safety. Somewhere where you can just be.”

MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF JOURNALLING

Journaling is the act of writing down your thoughts, feelings and insights to understand them more clearly.

If you find yourself in a situation of stress and anxiety, keeping a journal can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health. It can create order when your world feels like it’s in chaos.

Journaling can help with:

  • Managing anxiety and stress by prioritising problems, fears and concerns.
  • Recognising patterns in certain thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
  • Identifying emotional triggers and learning ways to better control them.
  • Providing an opportunity to identify negative thoughts and feelings and to work through them.

Some tips when journaling:

  • You do not need to be a writer to journal. Don’t worry about spelling mistakes or what anyone else may think. Your journal is your safe space where you can just BE.
  • Write or draw whatever feels right! Your journal does not have to follow any certain structure. It is your own private space where you can create or write whatever you want.
  • You don’t have to share your journal with anyone.

Going forward, may the paths you choose lead to freedom. May the light of grace, not perfection, guide you. May the water of wisdom bring clarity and growth. And may the changing wind of new beginnings fill you with hope and direction. Go forth, live every day and live it boldly.

MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF JOURNALLING

Journaling is the act of writing down your thoughts, feelings and insights to understand them more clearly.

If you find yourself in a situation of stress and anxiety, keeping a journal can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health. It can create order when your world feels like it’s in chaos.

Journaling can help with:

  • Managing anxiety and stress by prioritising problems, fears and concerns.
  • Recognising patterns in certain thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
  • Identifying emotional triggers and learning ways to better control them.
  • Providing an opportunity to identify negative thoughts and feelings and to work through them.

Some tips when journaling:

  • You do not need to be a writer to journal. Don’t worry about spelling mistakes or what anyone else may think. Your journal is your safe space where you can just BE.
  • Write or draw whatever feels right! Your journal does not have to follow any certain structure. It is your own private space where you can create or write whatever you want.
  • You don’t have to share your journal with anyone.

Going forward, may the paths you choose lead to freedom. May the light of grace, not perfection, guide you. May the water of wisdom bring clarity and growth. And may the changing wind of new beginnings fill you with hope and direction. Go forth, live every day and live it boldly.

PRAISE FOR THE JOURNAL

Be brave and keep going! A thousand beautiful things are waiting for you at the end of this journey.

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