Join Me for Journal Club!

Grab your journal, a pen and a cuppa and join me for Journal Club!

Do you ever gaze wistfully at those photos of creative women hanging out in cool coffee shops with their friends and their journals? You know, a little chitchat and connection and then time to actually breathe, relax and write.

No pressure.

No deadlines.

Just time and space to pour whatever is on your mind and in your heart onto the page.

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I love that too and that’s why I’ve created Journal Club. It’s your time each week to hang out in our online coffee shop with a community of creative hearts.

In Journal Club you’ll get a whole lot of support and just the right amount of structure to actually start and maintain a journal practice. Every week we’ll play with prompts and have time to free-write. We’ll doodle too! We’ll also have a chance to chat and get to know one another, which we can continue in our private Facebook group.

Whether you’ve been journaling for decades or this is your very first time, you’re welcome in Journal Club.

This is your time. It’s going to be magic!

The Gifts of Journaling

In all my years as a creative living coach and in the hundreds of interviews I’ve done as the host of the Creative Living with Jamie, the one practice that creatives tell me they return to again and again and again is journaling.

This simple practice of putting pen to page allows us to discover our truth, express our self and hear our own voice.

This simple practice can transform everything.

This simple practice is magic.

Here are 10 Reasons to Journal

Journal to Know:  One of the greatest blessings that we can give ourselves is the gift self-knowledge. All of our decisions, our dreams, our creations come alive when imbued with the power of our true selves. A journal can help us discover, recover and remember exactly who we are.

Journal to Discover: One of the magical properties of journaling is that it reveals to us all sorts of things that we didn’t know we knew. As our hand glides across the page, we begin to hear our own truth expressed in brand new ways. We come face to face with intuitive insights, unexpected ideas and unexpressed dreams. As we discover what lies within, we are able to guide our lives by our inner compass.

Journal to Express: Your journal is a safe place for everything that is within you. It is a place where you are free to fully express the real you without inhibition or second-guessing, without judgment or fear. In your journal you can say, do and be exactly who you are.

Journal to Explore:  Your journal is like your studio. It’s a place where you can explore options, play with possibilities and dance with ideas.  You are free to imagine, envision and invent. Follow inspiration wherever it leads and you never know just where you’ll end up!

Journal to Create: Your journal can be a conduit for creation. Drawings, stories, poetry, songs, designs – all of these things and more can come to life on between the covers of your journal.

Journal to Think: Your journal is the perfect place to work things out, to wrestle with questions and to plot and to plan. Use your journal to think things through, to wonder and to question. It’s the perfect place for brainstorming, for mind-mapping and for all manner of lists. What seems a confusing jumble in our mind can often become clear on the page.

Journal to Remember: Your journal can be a place where you gather the moments of your day, where all the things you want to remember can be lovingly tended and kept. From your to-do list to all of your dreams, from your doodles to your gratitudes, your journal can be a snapshot of this moment in time.

Journal to Ground: A regular practice of journaling allows us to release excess energy, emotional steam and burdens we might not even realize we’re carrying. It allows us to connect with ourselves and remember who we are, giving us ground to stand on and allowing us to release what no longer serves us.

Journal to Be: Your journal is your journal. You can be, say, do anything you want on your pages. There is room for all of you – the brilliant and the blasé, the moody and the motivated, the heartbroken and the enraptured, the grateful and the grandiose. Whoever you are in this very moment, however you are feeling, all you have to do is show up to your journal and be.

 

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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!

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The Details

The Details

Schedule: Journal Club runs for 10 weeks . Our fall dates are September 22, (no class Sept 29),  October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1.

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.

Register Now

Register Now & Join Journal Club!

We’re going to have such a great time!

Registration is $120 USD

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Additional Material

My Gift to You: A Free Mini Journal Class to Help You See if Journal Club Is For You

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Testimonials

Psst…. here’s what journalers have to say 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 is a truly magical place. It is fun. It makes you think. It let’s you discover things about yourself. It makes you aware of all the wonderful things you are capable of. It is a wonderful way of connecting on a deeper level with your true self and connecting to wonderful, wise and beautiful human beings from around the world. Thank you! Nina

 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

 Journal Club goes waaay beyond the page. The magic we create with Jamie in this community has to be experienced to be truly understood. Life. Affirming. Life. Changing. My journaling (and writing) practice has cracked wide open and I’ve explored mediums I never thought I would with a sense of wonder and empowerment. Jamie, you are the magnet and the cohesion! Namaste my ‘deer’ friend. 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 reminded me how much I enjoy writing and how much I loved writing when I was young.  It makes me want to rediscover my writing voice, which, at times, composes something so profound or insightful that it even surprises me.  I loved the prompts and the different ways of looking at documenting our day and what it is we want from our lives. Kat

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.  After several seasons of Journal Club with Jamie, it’s become a mainstay in my life that gifts me with support and connection and joy!  And I’ve made wonderful friends.  Thank you, Jamie and wonderful friends!   Best ever. Carol

Journal Club is a moment to pause, reflect, create and have a little fun knowing we are not alone. Jodi

  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 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

Journal Club has been an amazing experience, pushing the boundaries of how one can view and write about the good, the bad and all that in-between, making the journaling experience and practice more than just writing. Dalyn

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

Journal club was awesome this season. This is the second season that I’ve joined and can’t wait until the next session. What a wonderful group of women and Jamie is awesome at running the group. And, of course there was #journalclubbingo. Julie

 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