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Have a fab day and don't forget to refresh yourself!

Be refreshed,

Dawn Herring

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Host of #JournalChat Live on social media

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Double Feature #JournalChat Live Event in April 2015

I am excited to announce our next Double Feature #JournalChat Live Event coming in April!

For this event, we will have a journaling panel that will feature three special guests, Madeline Sharples, Debra DiPietro and Kelly Epperson.

We will have a Double Feature #JournalChat Live Event on Twitter and Facebook. Our Twitter chat will be on Sunday, April 5 at 3 CST/4 EST. Then join us the following week, on April 7, 8 and 9th at 3 CST/4 EST for our #JournalChat Live Facebook Discussion.  Our topic will be Your Journaling: Mind Magic as we focus on journaling that enables us to Release Stress, Grow Our Lives and Desire our Days!

Journaling is a such a powerful tool, and our special guests show how simple and yet how profound it can be when we focus on using journal keeping to create a mindset that enables us to release stressful and negative emotion as we face life challenges, grow our life experiences by getting past our fears and trying new things and turning our desires into reality that produces the kind of life we want!

Featured below are our three special guests with their journaling resources and when they will be featured during our #JournalChat Live Events:

Our Special Guest, Madeline Sharples, shares in her article, How I Relieve Stress, her ways of unloading negative emotion and organizing what is within as she creates a more healthful mindset for herself in the process. She also includes some fabulous journaling tips to try for a more empowering practice.

Madeline will be part of the journaling panel during our #JournalChat Live Twitter chat on Sunday, April 5, and will especially be featured on Tuesday, April 7, during our #JournalChat Live Facebook Discussion. Our focus will be Journaling to Release. 

Our Discussion Questions:
How does journaling help us release angst and other negative emotions? How does journaling help us relieve stress so we can get realigned and live a more empowered life?

Madeline Sharples Bio:
During her 30-year professional career, Madeline Sharples worked as a technical writer/editor and proposal manager in the aerospace business and wrote grant proposals in the nonprofit arena. She started to fulfill her dream to work as a creative writer in the last few years. Her memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On: A Mother’s Memoir of Living with Her Son’s Bipolar Disorder and Surviving His Suicidewas released in a hardback edition in 2011 and released in paperback and eBook editions by Dream of Things in 2012. 

She also co-authored Blue-Collar Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs (New Horizon Press, 1994), co-edited the poetry anthology, The Great American Poetry Show, Volumes 1 and 2, and wrote the poems for two photography books, The Emerging Goddess and Intimacy (Paul Blieden, photographer). Her poems appear online and in print magazines.

Madeline’s articles appear regularly at the Naturally Savvy and Aging Bodies websites. She also posts at her blog, Choices and is currently writing a novel. In addition, she produced a CD of her son’s music called Paul Sharples at the Piano, as a fundraiser to help erase the stigma of mental illness and prevent suicide. It was released on the fifteenth anniversary of his death in September 2014.

Madeline studied journalism in high school, wrote for the high school newspaper, studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin, and received a B.A. degree in English from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Ways to Connect with Madeline:


See my book trailer:

Become a fan of Madeline Sharples (for book news and writing tidbits) at:

Visit my website/blog at:

Follow me on Twitter: @madeline40


Our Special Guest, Debra DiPietro, shares in her blog post, Letting The Real You Out by Pushing Your Edge, a strategy of releasing your fears with the intention of stretching your boundaries to include some new life experiences that you may already have in mind, using your journal to help you discover how to Grow Yourself. Debra's ideas are always helpful toward discovering the joys of life and using our journals to open our minds to a little magic. 

Debra will be part of the journaling panel during our #JournalChat Live Twitter chat on Sunday, April 5, and will be especially featured on Wednesday, April 8, during our #JournalChat Live Facebook Group Discussion. Our focus will be on Journaling to Grow.

Our Discussion Questions:
How does journaling enable us to release our fears so we can grow in confidence and try new life experiences? Does journaling help us stretch our boundaries more readily so we can make a more meaningful mark in the world? 

Debra DiPietro's Bio
Debra is a writer and social media specialist in Jacksonville, Florida.

Her blog The Warm Milk Journal, just celebrated its 5th anniversary and reaches people from around the world who wish to live the lives of their dreams by day and sleep restfully at night.

When not writing or working, you may find Debra walking on the beach and dreaming, working out, cooking up a tasty meal while listening to Jazz, or just hanging out with her husband and two cats, Patches and Mew.

The current project she is excited about is a guided journal writing book that complements the Warm Milk Journal blog and will be geared towards bedtime journal writing and getting a good night sleep. People can sign up from the site to stay "in the loop" about this project.

Ways to Connect with Debra:

Email: WarmMilkJournal@Outlook.com


Our Special Guest, Kelly Epperson, shares in her article, Serendipity: A New Everlasting Love Has Been Discovered, about her "desire-based" journaling approach to creating days worth living. She talks about how journaling is crazy helpful in getting her groove back on track and how you can too by using your journal to write your desires for your day.

Kelly will be part of the journaling panel during our #JournalChat Live Twitter chat on Sunday, April 5, and will be especially featured on Thursday, April 9, during our #JournalChat Live Facebook Group Discussion. Our focus will be on Journaling Our Desires

Our Discussion Questions:
How can we use our journaling practice to more readily realize our desires? Does journaling help us recognize what really matters to us so we can create the kind of life we love? 

Kelly Epperson's Bio:
Kelly Epperson, a former IRS agent now agent of joy, has written 25+ books, some for New York Times bestselling authors, one that sold 3 million copies. She writes a weekly newspaper column and is a judge for the Erma Bombeck essay competition. A member of American Happiness Association (AHA) and Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH), Kelly founded the Happiness Club of Loves Park in 2010, a monthly community service event teaching how to raise your inborn happiness level with easy and natural methods. Kelly is CEO and founder of the Joyful Living Institute and Birth That Book, a Mentor for Engaging Speakers Chicago. 

Ways to Connect with Kelly:


Do Join us for this Double Feature #JournalChat Live Event on Sunday, April 5, for our Twitter chat using the #JournalChat Hashtag in your tweet, 3 CST/4 EST, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 7, 8, and 9, at 3 CST/4 EST, for our #JournalChat Live Facebook Discussion. 

If you haven't joined us already, become a member of our #JournalChat Live Facebook Group so you can be a part of our Discussion in April! 

All Journaling Voices are welcome; your journaling point of view matters. 
Let's join in the journaling camaraderie as we share from our journaling experiences and learn how to create an effective, growing and empowered life full of authenticity. 


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