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Self Reflection: Journaling as a Means to Greater Understanding and Growth

Journaling & Self-Reflection, by Fateme Banishoeib. Photograph of woman writing in journal by Brent Gorwin

Photograph by Brent Gorwin

Want to jumpstart your journey of self-reflection? Pick up a journal and start to write

Some of you might think that journals are only for young girls. I did, too.

When I was a kid I used to keep a journal. As I grew up, I abandoned it. I was an adult and adults do not keep a diary, right? Yet, every time I was in the process of facing a challenge, I would turn to the page and write

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