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Podcast #25: Journaling

Welcome to today’s podcast, where we explore the transformative power of journaling for mental health and well-being. Research shows that journaling reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It’s a simple practice of recording our thoughts and feelings, offering clarity and resilience in our day-to-day lives. Join us as we discuss various journaling approaches, from gratitude journaling to processing traumatic experiences. Our guests Maggie and Kim share personal insights and tips for a fulfilling journaling practice. From tracking goals to enhancing relationships, journaling offers numerous benefits. It’s a tool for personal growth and self-care. Thank you for tuning in. Until next time, take care and be kind to yourself.


  • Smyth JM, Johnson JA, Auer BJ, Lehman E, Talamo G, Sciamanna CN. Online Positive Affect Journaling in the Improvement of Mental Distress and Well-Being in General Medical Patients With Elevated Anxiety Symptoms: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Ment Health. 2018 Dec 10;5(4):e11290. doi: 10.2196/11290. PMID: 30530460; PMCID: PMC6305886.
  • Sohal M, Singh P, Dhillon BS, Gill HS. Efficacy of journaling in the management of mental illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Fam Med Community Health. 2022 Mar;10(1):e001154. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2021-001154. PMID: 35304431; PMCID: PMC8935176.

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