Samara O'Shea

Note to Self

“Note to Self is more than just an excellent guidebook for journaling—it’s a fantastic read full of great anecdotes from the author along side remarkable stories and statements from the world’s greatest writers. This book teaches you the art and therapy of journaling and will inspire you to put pen to paper as you discover your innermost thoughts, and talents.”—Christine Hassler, author 20 Something, 20 Everything: A Quarter-life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction and 20 Something Manifesto

Keeping a journal is easy. Keeping a life-altering, soul-enlightening journal, however, is not. At its best, journaling can be among the most transformative of experiences, but you can only get there by learning how to express yourself fully and openly. Enter Samara O’Shea.

O’Shea charmed readers with her elegant witty, For the Love of Letters. Now, she’s back to guide us through the fun, effective, and revelatory process of journaling. Along the way, selections from O’Shea’s own journals demonstrate what a journal should be: a tool to access inner strengths, uncover unknown passions, face uncertain realities, and get to the center of self. To help create an effective journal, O’Shea provides multiple suggestions and exercises.

A tribute to the healing and reflective power of the written word, Note to Self demonstrates that sometimes being completely honest with yourself is the most dangerous and rewarding pursuit of all.

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