Journal Club Gives You…
Dedicated Time: Sometimes it’s hard to take time for ourselves. Joining the club will help draw a line around this time that is especially for you and your journal. Time to think your own thoughts, find your own words, hear your own voice. Time for you.
A Lot of Support: Journaling is generally a solitary experience. With Journal Club you get your own time to write but you also get the guidance of a creative living coach plus the encouragement of a supportive creative community. Talk about the best of both worlds!
Just Enough Structure: Journal time is your time. No one is going to tell you what you have to write. We’ll have a structure to our time together and I’ll offer prompts to open up the possibilities but you can always, always, use your time in your journal your way. Period.
A Creative Community: In addition to our weekly journal time together but we’ll have our private Facebook group. I know we’re going to have a great time together!
Schedule: Journal Club runs for 10 weeks . Our spring/summer dates are May 26, June 2, 9. 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28.
Journal sessions are live online Fridays at 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST. Recordings are generally available within 24 hours.
Recordings: We’ll record every club session so you’ll be able to take part whenever is convenient for you. Of course, you’ll want to be there live as much as you can to be a part of our great creative community but we’ve also heard from many members that they are amazed by how much they feel they are right there with the recording!
Location: We’ll be meeting online in my “Zoom Room.” You can join via your computer or call in, whichever is more convenient for you.
Your Guide: A journaler for decades, I am a creative living coach who has led creative workshops covering everything from dreamboards to journaling for entrepreneurs. I am also the founder of Give a Girl a Journal, a do-good initiative that brings journals to girls around the world!
Community: In addition to our weekly meet-ups, we’ll have a private Facebook group where we can continue to be in community and encourage one another’s journal practice throughout the week.
Psst…. here’s what journalers have told me about the power of Journal Club…
With Journal Club Jamie has created a safe and intimate space filled with joy, fun, inspiration and positive energy, where we could share our thoughts and feelings – as much as we wanted to – and also be quiet and journal together. I wanted to journal for quite a while, but never was able to stick with it, always quitting after a couple of days. Jamie and Journal Club helped me develop a journaling practice I really love – thanks so much Jamie! Rosie Grey
Journal Club really has had an unexpected and fantastic influence on my life! I’ve learned so much from all the people participating in this space and I am so appreciative of that. This was my first experience with Journal Club, and everyone was so welcoming! Jamie brings so much positive energy into this environment, and i can’t wait for the next session! Melody
Journal Club is the most supportive and creative community of women that you never knew how much you needed and soon realize you cannot live fully without. Brittany
That it is a time JUST for ME surrounded by love. Held, heard, adored, even if I never share or if I wasn’t able to be in the live session. Still I am held in highest regard and loved and supported. My time with all this love. Adrea
I came to love Friday’s because it was Journal Club day! The connection of kindred souls and Jamie’s joy and inspiration reminded me of my true north and helped me get back on the path to creativity and self care. LOVE it!!! Laura
Journal Club has been a sacred hour in my week to reflect, sharing light and heavy emotions, a circle of wonderful women led by the goddess of journaling. Valerie
Journal Club is a wonderful weekly practice to meet together and yet be able to be yourself and bring whatever you can to this community. It’s not just journaling for an hour. It’s sharing and caring and creating in a safe and nurturing place. Thanks Jamie for creating this space! Renee
Journal Club is a safe space where I can express the thoughts and feelings that I knew are in me. It got me back into the journaling practice in a fun and gentle way. Andrea
Journal Club an oasis in my week, and opportunity to commune with creative, supportive, beautiful, powerful women!! I’m so grateful for this club. Keren
In Journal Club I can just be whoever I am right now — happy, grumpy, hopeful, stuck — and I’m heard and supported. Lynne
I have felt so supported by this incredible group. Even when I haven’t been able to attend live, I can always feel the energy and it allows me to step into tender places. Thank you! Kim
Journal Club helps me pay attention and honor my intuitive heart. It has given me a definite space and time to set apart for myself each week that I have not allowed to be moved off track. The time of connection that helps me get through the rest of the week. Dianne
Journal Club deepened my journaling practice. It helped me get closer to the truth of things as well as lightening up and having so much fun with fellow journalers. Each season I’m in Journal Club, the experience grows deeper and is more precious. Thank you, Jamie and wonderful friends! Carol
Journal Club is a moment to pause, reflect, create and have a little fun knowing we are not alone. Jodi
Journal Club made all the diifference in the world to me. Jamie and the wonderful women in this club are so loving and caring. Cathe
Journal Club helped me create a sacred space for my journaling each week that opened up the space for continued playing/scribing. The creative community of support has meant the world to me. Fun, fabulous, and truly beautiful! Deborah
Journal Club is both a sanctuary in the storm and a garden for growth. What a beautiful group of glorious women sharing our lives. Jamie is such a wonderful leader always. Her compassion and enthusiasm is so important to me. I’ve loved this hour. Carol
Journal Club is one of the most unique experiences I have had. It is really difficult to put into words the sense of community, growth, love and fun I experienced every Friday. There’s nothing out there quite like Journal Club. Angella
Jamie creates a warm and supportive space that allows the great sharing, love, and support. Cheryl
Of course the journaling part is great. Jamie introduces you to so many new ideas and approaches to journaling. But the biggest thing is the group she nurtures. It’s full of strong, kind, supportive women, who will change your lives. Akiyo
Journal Club is every last one of us…connections, honesty, support, creativity, self-time, broadening of my vistas, love. You owe it to yourself to join Journal Club…one hour a week, led by the inimitable Jamie Ridler brings you immeasurable calm, peace, and clarity. Honore
I got so much more out of Journal Club than I had anticipated! The prompts were fun and insightful. Working with others and sharing our reflections added a new depth to this practice. Thanks, Jamie! Sandy
I have always dreamed of being a journaler, and purchased hundreds of lovely journals and never filled their pages. I didn’t really know what to say or how to use the journal. And along came Jamie Ridler Studio’s Journal Club. As I write this, I realize that I feel this experience has been like opening the best gift I have ever been given. Jamie provided us with a bit of structure, set time limits, and offered something to use as a focus or guide. We wandered through our day, enjoyed a free write, a bit of doodling, and then resolved some questions. It has been a gentle process filled with magical moments, ah-has about ourselves, an opportunity to share and know how similar we are while working through our diverse lives. This journal has been one of the best experiences of growth and self awareness I could have hoped for. I feel as if I am set up for living happily ever after – with my journals and pens! Lorna
Journal Club will break your ideas and beliefs of possibilities for community and connection WIDE OPEN. We are so alike and unique simultaneously and the depth of authenticity and sharing will make you gasp. Come. Join. Show up. Be. Laura