Judy Schwartz Haley

Seattle writer, Judy Schwartz Haley, blogs about raising a toddler while battling cancer, finishing a degree, and fending off ninjas. Also, she needs more coffee.

How Not to Say the Wrong Thing to Someone Who is Grieving (and how to say the right thing)

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, …

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When to Start a Journal

If you are wondering when to start a journal, the short answer is now. Here’s why.

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The Case for Ugly Journals

My journal does not exist for the purpose of impressing other people. I forget that detail way too often.

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Journal Prompts: First Week of October

Here’s one week’s worth of prompts to get you going in your journal. If you’re really feeling sassy, you could also ask these prompts of your characters in your current WIP. Imagine what new insights you might gain into your characters’ backstories.

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I’m Back! And the blog will now focus on Journaling

I’m changing the focus of this blog to Journaling. My last blog post was almost two years ago, and then I was burnt out. I had to step back a while and focus on some self-care.

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