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Posted on December 31, 2016
Nathan Ohren is passionate about helping you tap into your most precious gifts, to enjoy life fully, while making the world better. He authored “The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started” and co-authored “The Soul of Success” with Jack Canfield. Nathan has a firm foundation in the world of business and leadership, as well as the realms of relationships, personal growth, and pursuing life’s purpose. After earning a business degree from Cal State Northridge, Nathan traveled the world as a Read more

Q&A: “What Questions Do You Have About Journaling?”

Posted on December 22, 2016
Every other week, I post a special episode of JournalTalk devoted to a specific question that I’ve received from fans, followers or friends about some aspect of journal-writing. I enjoy sharing my perspective, and giving examples from the 30+ years that I’ve been keeping a journal. But even more, I love the conversation with others. That’s why I usually invite a co-host with me to answer these questions together. The synergy and stimulation offer more valuable jewels and gems Read more

Journal Prompt: “What Do I Want?”

Posted on December 11, 2016
I spent some time today with a dear friend, Elaine Flanders, author of the blog website, “Life in the E-Lane!” who reminded me of the power of this simple self-query: “What do I want?” During our walk today, Elaine kept using the phrase “What do I want,” as a means to keep her awareness focused on expanding the experience of good things in her world. We chuckled, remembering the video clip about this subject on YouTube, from the movie, The Notebook. Your Read more

Vince Guaglione

Posted on December 7, 2016
Nathan Ohren is passionate about helping you tap into your most precious gifts, to enjoy life fully, while making the world better. He authored “The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started” and co-authored “The Soul of Success” with Jack Canfield. Nathan has a firm foundation in the world of business and leadership, as well as the realms of relationships, personal growth, and pursuing life’s purpose. After earning a business degree from Cal State Northridge, Nathan traveled the world as a Read more

Outwitting Writers Block – Roseann Bane

Posted on December 7, 2016
Nathan Ohren is passionate about helping you tap into your most precious gifts, to enjoy life fully, while making the world better. He authored “The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started” and co-authored “The Soul of Success” with Jack Canfield. Nathan has a firm foundation in the world of business and leadership, as well as the realms of relationships, personal growth, and pursuing life’s purpose. After earning a business degree from Cal State Northridge, Nathan traveled the world as a Read more

Dennis Palumbo

Posted on December 7, 2016
Nathan Ohren is passionate about helping you tap into your most precious gifts, to enjoy life fully, while making the world better. He authored “The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started” and co-authored “The Soul of Success” with Jack Canfield. Nathan has a firm foundation in the world of business and leadership, as well as the realms of relationships, personal growth, and pursuing life’s purpose. After earning a business degree from Cal State Northridge, Nathan traveled the world as a Read more

Amber Lea Starfire

Posted on December 7, 2016
Nathan Ohren is passionate about helping you tap into your most precious gifts, to enjoy life fully, while making the world better. He authored “The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started” and co-authored “The Soul of Success” with Jack Canfield. Nathan has a firm foundation in the world of business and leadership, as well as the realms of relationships, personal growth, and pursuing life’s purpose. After earning a business degree from Cal State Northridge, Nathan traveled the world as a Read more

Janet Wiszowaty

Posted on December 7, 2016
Nathan Ohren is passionate about helping you tap into your most precious gifts, to enjoy life fully, while making the world better. He authored “The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started” and co-authored “The Soul of Success” with Jack Canfield. Nathan has a firm foundation in the world of business and leadership, as well as the realms of relationships, personal growth, and pursuing life’s purpose. After earning a business degree from Cal State Northridge, Nathan traveled the world as a Read more

Louise Mathewson

Posted on December 7, 2016
Nathan Ohren is passionate about helping you tap into your most precious gifts, to enjoy life fully, while making the world better. He authored “The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started” and co-authored “The Soul of Success” with Jack Canfield. Nathan has a firm foundation in the world of business and leadership, as well as the realms of relationships, personal growth, and pursuing life’s purpose. After earning a business degree from Cal State Northridge, Nathan traveled the world as a Read more

Journaling with Joy(ce Chapman)!

Posted on July 26, 2016
You can hear my enthusiasm in the intro of this week’s episode, because it’s a profound pleasure to have Joyce Chapman finally appear on JournalTalk. Joyce’s history and wisdom in Journal-writing goes back further than anyone else I’ve met. And she summarizes all of it in single sentence: “Journal to know yourself.” She’s convinced that sticking with the practice will always lead you back to “who you want to be when you grow up.” A teacher, Read more

Journaling Like God

Posted on July 19, 2016
My guest this week asks us to consider that perhaps our journals are not really private. Maybe the pages we write are a collaboration with a universal spirit, a co-author in our life experience. Join me in an open-minded dialogue with Maryann Patalano, a religious science practitioner and author of the book, Journal Like God, as we explore the mindset and possibility that we aren’t just venting into our journal-writing, but we are actively and continuously creating. Maryann shares an Read more

Fantasy Journaling (Part 3 of 3)

Posted on July 13, 2016
Part three of our series in fantasy journaling features Anne Marvin‘s concept of finding truth in fantasy — finding out what you really want, by exploring the worlds of fantasy and make-believe. Anne has a background in federal nuclear weapons policy, but confesses she also enjoys “deep thoughts while reading vampire porn.” Her blog is loaded with tips that help us detach from the mundane day-to-day, and re-connect with stories that elicit passion and inspiration. Many Read more

Fantasy Journaling (Part 2 of 3)

Posted on July 6, 2016
Have I got a story for you. In the previous episode, I introduced the concept of “fantasy journaling” — writing in a private diary, about events that never actually took place, as if they had. In this episode, I’m joined by my friend, “Janet-from-another-Planet” as I share about the most interesting and extreme version of fantasy journaling I could find: A stay-at-home housewife and mom of four sons is writing letters to her high-school sweetheart, in order Read more

Fantasy Journaling (Part 1 of 3)

Posted on June 29, 2016
Sweeping through my boxes of old journal books, I happened upon a passage that I wrote in college — a detailed account of a semi-erotic interaction with someone on whom I had a secret crush. Wait a minute, I thought, as my neurons raced to retrieve my inner journal logs for comparison, I don’t remember this ever happening! After reading a few pages, and with a giant grin, I realized that I had written out a fantasy. And it made me stop to consider the value of such an exercise, Read more

Metaphors for Spiritual Growth

Posted on May 17, 2016
You don’t have to believe that Dorothy Gale was a real Kansas farmer’s niece, or acknowledge the existence of a magical Munchkinland in order to gain insights and inspiration for finding your own (yellow-brick) path home. Similarly, you can draw upon a number of powerful images and stories to deepen your spiritual journey, without committing to a belief in their scientific truth. My guest this week, Julianne Victoria, offers a variety of domains, rich with symbolic references, from Read more

CLTT Episode #22 – Make MyTherapyJournal Free Forever for Everyone!

Posted on May 21, 2016
Meet the Saccoman brothers (or at least Alexis), inventors of the online MyTherapyJournal, a highly-calibrated self-reflection toolset that combines the healing power of journaling with a psychoanalytic measurement platform, putting a process of self-therapy into the hands of millions of people. After a rousing offer from the investors of Shark Tank, their online sales tripled, and it looked like a happy ending for everyone who sought a specialized therapy journal. But the investment offer fell Read more

CLTT Episode #21 – David Wizardgold

Posted on March 30, 2016
During the 30-Day Digital Journaling Challenge, I met a man who taught me to open my mind even wider on the definition of “digital journaling.” In addition to keyboard and photographs, he includes audio and video journaling! At first I disagreed — journaling without writing?? — but after some consideration, I conceded. In this episode of Capturing Life Through Technology, I interview a man by the name of David Allen Wizardgold, author of several books in the “Good Read more

CLTT Episode #20 – Introducing JRNL.com

Posted on February 25, 2016
You may have read my announcement about JRNL, the new and improved version of LDSJournal, the popular journaling app which has been consistently rated extremely highly for its robust features and emphasis on archiving family history. In this episode of Capturing Life Through Technology, I interview Nick Jones, Founder and Lead Visionary of JRNL.com. Nick has been in the tech industry for over 16 years and has experience in Management, Marketing & Operations. Previously, he has worked as a Read more

CLTT Episode #13 – The 5 Levels of Digital Journaling (Podcast)

Posted on January 27, 2016
Photo Credit – Susan Organization isn’t usually my thing. I typically make up things as I go and look back to see how I did. However, when it comes to improving digital journaling skills, I have found that many struggle to get started, let alone become proficient and comfortable with this relatively new practice. For this reasons I actually put myself to organizing the process of becoming a better digital journaler and the 5 Levels of Digital Journaling was born. I have spoken about Read more

Attention LDSJournal Members: JRNL.com has arrrived!

Posted on December 22, 2015
In a recent email broadcast to all LDSJournal members, it was announced that JRNL.com is on its way to replace and outperform the software team that had resigned last year. Here is the memo: I’m excited to announce that LDSJournal was recently acquired by JRNL.com and transition to the new site has begun. As part of the merger, a new and improved journaling application has been developed to support all of our members along with any existing journals, entries and/or content. The new Read more

CLTT Episode #12 – Penzu and the Other Online Journals and Diaries (Podcast)

Posted on December 20, 2015
Photo Credit – Phil Roeder While it is nice to be able to pull out your smartphone or tablet and make a journal entry keeping a journal online has its own perks. Not only is your journal automatically backed up and secure but you can also often write entries from mobile devices as well. As you will learn in the 12th episode of the Capturing Life podcast, Penzu is the industry leader as far as online journals go but there is at least one major contender. As always, if I missed a great Read more

CLTT Episode #11 – The Hard Way And The Easy Way To Convert Your VHS Tapes (Podcast)

Posted on November 20, 2015
Photo Credit – Sergio Carrasco Few things defined my 90’s childhood like VHS tapes. We watched everything on these bulky media boxes from blockbuster movies to home videos. Now it seems as if most of us have stacks of these analog tapes collecting dust… and just waiting for a disaster. Converting VHS to DVD (or just to digital files) is actually very (very, very) easy. However, join me in this episode of the Capturing Life Through Technology Podcast as I show you the hard way Read more

CLTT Episode #10- How To Make Family Video Slideshows

Posted on October 20, 2015
Photo Credit – Sam Lytle Making video slideshows of pictures may not be as popular as it was 5-10 years ago but it is still a powerful way to capture stories and history in a creative and fun way. With the smartphones, tablets and cameras we all carry around now it is even easier to get a good group of pictures with which to make a great video from. Additionally, the apps available on these devices as well as computers and laptops make it possible for almost anyone with any level of Read more

Lessons Learned During the Penzu Upgrade

Posted on October 1, 2015
Important Note about Apps that are Upgrading. If you have been a part of the Easy Journaling community for a while you have probably seen a post or two about the most popular online journal, Penzu. Not writing about it would be similar to a tech blog not writing about Apple — possible but not realistic. This journaling service offers many features for free and even more for $19/year including syncing Penzu on Android and iPhone. A year ago, we posted a personal review on the subject Read more

CLTT Episode #9- Live a Life Worth Capturing

Posted on June 18, 2015
Photo Credit – Louise Docker This is the story of how I quit my job to live my dreams and found and even better job in the process. The past few months has been an incredible ride full of uncertainty, hope, excitement, fear and the busiest weeks of our life. We are now almost settled completely in our new life and I couldn’t be happier as to how it has worked out. While this podcast is a little outside of the normal Capturing Life Through Technology scope, I hope that you will find Read more

CLTT Episode #22 – Make MyTherapyJournal Free Forever for Everyone!

Posted on May 21, 2016
Meet the Saccoman brothers (or at least Alexis), inventors of the online MyTherapyJournal, a highly-calibrated self-reflection toolset that combines the healing power of journaling with a psychoanalytic measurement platform, putting a process of self-therapy into the hands of millions of people. After a rousing offer from the investors of Shark Tank, their online sales tripled, and it looked like a happy ending for everyone who sought a specialized therapy journal. But the investment offer fell Read more

CLTT Episode #21 – David Wizardgold

Posted on March 30, 2016
During the 30-Day Digital Journaling Challenge, I met a man who taught me to open my mind even wider on the definition of “digital journaling.” In addition to keyboard and photographs, he includes audio and video journaling! At first I disagreed — journaling without writing?? — but after some consideration, I conceded. In this episode of Capturing Life Through Technology, I interview a man by the name of David Allen Wizardgold, author of several books in the “Good Read more

CLTT Episode #20 – Introducing JRNL.com

Posted on February 25, 2016
You may have read my announcement about JRNL, the new and improved version of LDSJournal, the popular journaling app which has been consistently rated extremely highly for its robust features and emphasis on archiving family history. In this episode of Capturing Life Through Technology, I interview Nick Jones, Founder and Lead Visionary of JRNL.com. Nick has been in the tech industry for over 16 years and has experience in Management, Marketing & Operations. Previously, he has worked as a Read more

CLTT Episode #13 – The 5 Levels of Digital Journaling (Podcast)

Posted on January 27, 2016
Photo Credit – Susan Organization isn’t usually my thing. I typically make up things as I go and look back to see how I did. However, when it comes to improving digital journaling skills, I have found that many struggle to get started, let alone become proficient and comfortable with this relatively new practice. For this reasons I actually put myself to organizing the process of becoming a better digital journaler and the 5 Levels of Digital Journaling was born. I have spoken about Read more

Attention LDSJournal Members: JRNL.com has arrrived!

Posted on December 22, 2015
In a recent email broadcast to all LDSJournal members, it was announced that JRNL.com is on its way to replace and outperform the software team that had resigned last year. Here is the memo: I’m excited to announce that LDSJournal was recently acquired by JRNL.com and transition to the new site has begun. As part of the merger, a new and improved journaling application has been developed to support all of our members along with any existing journals, entries and/or content. The new Read more

CLTT Episode #12 – Penzu and the Other Online Journals and Diaries (Podcast)

Posted on December 20, 2015
Photo Credit – Phil Roeder While it is nice to be able to pull out your smartphone or tablet and make a journal entry keeping a journal online has its own perks. Not only is your journal automatically backed up and secure but you can also often write entries from mobile devices as well. As you will learn in the 12th episode of the Capturing Life podcast, Penzu is the industry leader as far as online journals go but there is at least one major contender. As always, if I missed a great Read more

CLTT Episode #11 – The Hard Way And The Easy Way To Convert Your VHS Tapes (Podcast)

Posted on November 20, 2015
Photo Credit – Sergio Carrasco Few things defined my 90’s childhood like VHS tapes. We watched everything on these bulky media boxes from blockbuster movies to home videos. Now it seems as if most of us have stacks of these analog tapes collecting dust… and just waiting for a disaster. Converting VHS to DVD (or just to digital files) is actually very (very, very) easy. However, join me in this episode of the Capturing Life Through Technology Podcast as I show you the hard way Read more

CLTT Episode #10- How To Make Family Video Slideshows

Posted on October 20, 2015
Photo Credit – Sam Lytle Making video slideshows of pictures may not be as popular as it was 5-10 years ago but it is still a powerful way to capture stories and history in a creative and fun way. With the smartphones, tablets and cameras we all carry around now it is even easier to get a good group of pictures with which to make a great video from. Additionally, the apps available on these devices as well as computers and laptops make it possible for almost anyone with any level of Read more

Lessons Learned During the Penzu Upgrade

Posted on October 1, 2015
Important Note about Apps that are Upgrading. If you have been a part of the Easy Journaling community for a while you have probably seen a post or two about the most popular online journal, Penzu. Not writing about it would be similar to a tech blog not writing about Apple — possible but not realistic. This journaling service offers many features for free and even more for $19/year including syncing Penzu on Android and iPhone. A year ago, we posted a personal review on the subject Read more

CLTT Episode #9- Live a Life Worth Capturing

Posted on June 18, 2015
Photo Credit – Louise Docker This is the story of how I quit my job to live my dreams and found and even better job in the process. The past few months has been an incredible ride full of uncertainty, hope, excitement, fear and the busiest weeks of our life. We are now almost settled completely in our new life and I couldn’t be happier as to how it has worked out. While this podcast is a little outside of the normal Capturing Life Through Technology scope, I hope that you will find Read more

Sample Guest Appearance

Posted on June 7, 2016
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