While preparing to teach a new class through Dominican Hospital’s PEP…on Journal Writing to Decrease Stress and Increase Mindfulness, I’ve been reviewing all the terrific books I have on keeping journals and the importance of doing so. Re-reading “The New Diary” by Tristine Rainer, who happened to be a friend and colleague of Anais Nin, who writes that the journal (diary) is a tool for living creatively. As a poet, it thrills me to know that I have yet another tool for approaching my craft. I’m making this a new year’s resolution…more diary entries…Join me for the class to learn more beginning on Monday, January 7. Email, call or text for details. And Happy New Year! Happy Writing!

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