writing to the heart of the matter

Journaling Class

Your journal can be a powerful tool in guiding your goals, and your plans to work towards them. 

Join us as we write to the heart of the matter, and gain traction towards nailing our goals and making our dreams come true.

Class starting in January 2019.

Click the button below to learn more and join the waitlist.


CoffeeJitters: the blog

CoffeeJitters is a blog about cancer, parenting, and using journaling as a tool to uncover and nourish the best and truest parts of myself.

  • Tips for Regenerating Creativity
    by Judy Schwartz Haley on April 22, 2019 at 4:32 am

    When the creative well runs dry, getting your spark back requires action. The post Tips for Regenerating Creativity appeared first on CoffeeJitters. […]

  • How Not to Say the Wrong Thing to Someone Who is Grieving (and how to say the right thing)
    by Judy Schwartz Haley on December 1, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Why is it so easy to say the wrong thing to someone who is grieving? Death is universal. It happens everywhere, and eventually, to everyone. Why are we not taught, from childhood, how to respond when someone experiences a loss? Whether the loss is the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, … How Not to Say the Wrong Thing to Someone Who is Grieving (and how to say the right thing) Read More » The post How Not to Say the Wrong Thing to Someone Who is Grieving (and how to […]

  • When to Start a Journal
    by Judy Schwartz Haley on October 26, 2018 at 3:04 am

    If you are wondering when to start a journal, the short answer is now. Here's why. The post When to Start a Journal appeared first on CoffeeJitters. […]

Judy Schwartz Haley

coffee-fueled storyteller and wordsmith

Judy Schwartz Haley is a health and wellness writer and educator focusing on parenting and cancer. 

Judy has a knack for translating complex diagnoses into more understandable terms.  She writes pieces that help ease the path to understanding family relationships and medical challenges, and helping families live their best lives despite these issues. Her work can be found at UVA Cancer Center, Dignity Health, Hello Humankindness, Mom it Forward, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, and of course, here on the blog.

Through her personal experience with her own cancer, and losing a parent to cancer, and becoming a parent herself, Judy found strength, resilience, and purpose in her journal. Drawing on her decades of journaling experience Judy developed and expanded on journal techniques that help uncover, hone, and set into motion the steps needed to realize dreams. These classes have been taught at Cancer Lifeline, Harmony Hill, and soon, will be available online.

Connect with Judy

The CoffeeJitters Facebook page covers creativity, the practice of journaling, and my deep love of coffee.
The Judy Schwartz Haley, Writer Facebook page focuses on the art and craft of writing, and features my freelance writing work.