Journaling is Key to Healing

The recent terrorist attack in Paris is an opportunity to express your thoughts in writing and lead to healing.

Journaling can be a key to emotional healing, according to North Carolina Career and Life Coach Maxine Phillips.  The author of the soon-to-be-released journal guidebook, titled Transformation Write + Share + Live, says she encourages her clients to write down their thoughts as often as possible so they are able to capture the emotions and feelings of the moment.  Phillips says, “Writing down or drawing your thoughts and ideas allows you to be completely honest with yourself.  It can also be very therapeutic.”

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have touched the lives of many worldwide and opened up feelings some people may not be able to express verbally.  Journaling can be a good dose of therapy when it comes to coping with pain and grief according to Phillips.  She says sometimes people have a hard time expressing what they want to say, especially when trying to come to terms with something traumatic that’s happened to them or another life event.  The Career & Life Coach points out how the terrorist attack in Paris a few days ago can leave family, friends, and strangers totally devastated and unable to share their feelings verbally but “writing down raw emotions is an important step in the grief and healing process.  She adds, “You don’t have to be a professional writer to keep a journal.  All you need is to be able to express yourself in words or pictures in your own unique and creative way.”

Writing since the age of 11 has taught the owner of GAMMS Unlimited Youth and Adult Career/Life Coaching Company a thing or two about the importance of sharing your thoughts and emotions on paper.  According to Phillips, sometimes people have a hard time communicating verbally what they want to say.  “Being alone with your journal and pen gives you the opportunity to say it the way you feel it without having to worry about proper word choice.  It’s like having a conversation with yourself about yourself.”

Phillips’s journal guidebook is scheduled for release in during the Thanksgiving holiday.

11942134_1002146073171155_8740245789119613370_oAbout Maxine Phillips

Maxine Phillips is the founder and owner of GAMMS Unlimited Youth & Adult Life/Career Coaching Company. This is a professional organization who coach and consultant with individuals from middle school through adult. Her clients find success from discovering, growing and leveraging their innate abilities.  She is also the creator of the “Achievement Mindset Process” which enables students to find their educational direction, and plan for college and a career; adults to achieve greater career satisfaction; and business to effectively develop the skills of their employees. The West Virginia native and Career & Life Coach is a seasoned professional with 30 years providing leadership and professional education consultation to small and large organizations.  To request her to speak to your group or organization, contact: or visit

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