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Five reasons journaling can be good for your health!

Journaling can be a healthy habit, according to University of Texas at Austin psychologist and researcher James Pennebaker. He states that the benefits include strengthening immune cells. Other research indicates it could decrease the symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. “How can journaling promote good health,” you ask? Here’s what scientists are saying about benefits of journaling: It helps clarify thoughts and feelings  Because writing accesses your left brain, it’s using the analytical and rational side.  This leaves the right side free to create, intuit and feel. This removes mental blocks, allowing you to use all of your brainpower to better understand yourself and others.  It puts you in touch with yourself The routine of writing helps you get to...

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The CaseElegance Journal Travel Diary- the perfect leather craft gift!

There’s something unique about the feel and smell of real leather. It’s a natural material that’s always fashionable and stylish.  That’s why so many things, from wallets, purses, belts, jackets, luggage, furniture and even interiors of cars are made of it. The genesis of leather How did leather come into being?  Actually, it has existed for many centuries, going all the way back to the cave man. And, it’s always been used for both decorative and functional purposes. Ancient leather craft was used as a status symbol during the Roman and Egyptian times and was popular across different cultures throughout Africa, Asia, America and Europe. During the medieval times, tanning tools were guarded because of the trade it brought to...

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The therapeutic benefits of journaling- they include lower stress and improved health

I have a friend who has been journaling every day for the past 12 years. She would say that most of the entries are about frivolous happenings of the day, but she’s quick to add that they have increasingly helped her outline her thoughts and feelings while keeping her “head on straight.” According to an article in Psychology Today, writing is therapeutic. Studies in the past two decades have explored the health consequences of “writing therapy.” Dr. James W Pennebaker, a social psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin shared his observations about the benefits of journaling to resolve traumatic emotional events in life. “When people are given the opportunity to write about emotional upheavals, they often experienced improved...

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