Journaling is a light switch to your own inner light.
“Journaling is a light switch to your own inner light.”
Are you ready to turn the light switch on?
These journals are for you!
Silver Lining Moments:
A Practice of Gratitude & Resilience
Part Memoir. Part Journal.
Silver Lining Moments come in many forms? Do you see yours?
This is how some people described their experience with Silver Lining Moments: A Practice of Gratitude & Resilience Journal:
“Going through the pages of this guided journal feels like being invited to chat about fears and hopes by a close friend. With 12 stories of Silver Lining Moments from the author’s life, this book/journal encourages the reader to find the Silver Lining Moments in their own life stories. The Gratitude Feeling & Resilience Building Worksheets, lined pages for writing, and selected quotes that follow each story guide the reader to recognize and celebrate Silver Lining Moments.” Cori S.
“Listening to The Silver Lining Moments Podcast is like getting bathed in warm sunlight after a big thunderstorm: the world is brighter and full of hope. The Silver Lining Moments journal is also a great companion to the podcast and something I write in every day. Both the journal and the podcast have made me feel less alone in the world and constantly inspire me to be the best person I can be. Thank you Kerry for your wonderful creations!” Kay S.
SILVER LINING MOMENTS Journal is… a personal journey with loss, grief, despair and with love, kindness, and joy.
The day started with my then-husband telling me he wanted a divorce. It was a Saturday, the day before my 33rd birthday. I was pregnant for the 4th time. My first three pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
I remember lying in bed all day, just staring out the window, in a hopeless stare. If I miscarried, I would lose another baby and the loss of another baby seemed too much to bear. If I did not miscarry, I would be bringing a baby into a broken home, something that I never wanted. There was no happy ending. So, I just lay in bed, staring out the hotel window, not wanting to move.
A few weeks later, just a few days before Thanksgiving, I lost my 4th baby.
The above is an excerpt from “A Moment of DESPAIR is lined by ANGELS”, 1 of 12 true stories I share from my own life in my guided journal, Silver Lining Moments: A Practice of Gratitude & Resilience, describing one of my most profound losses that left me a shell of a person.
I have experienced many other losses—the loss of my father after his death when I was 3 years old, the loss of innocence when I was molested at 11 years old, the loss of the belief that I was good enough for success when I was rejected from my dream college, the loss of my savings, the loss of 2 marriages from divorce, and the hardest-the loss of all 5 of my babies through miscarriage.
I know loss. I know despair. I know deep and utter sadness.
But despite all the losses in my life, here I am still standing.
Not only still standing, but with more resilience, gratitude, and light than ever before.
And, I know love and kindness, laughter and friendship, silliness and joy.
In each of my darkest moments, there was always someone showing me the light: friends who changed their weekend (Mother’s Day) plans, made arrangements for their kids, flew from their state to mine so they could visit me at a time when I was feeling utterly un-loveable; a co-worker who bought me a Starbucks soy chai latte, my favorite drink, when I was broke, and many, many more.
These are some of my Silver Lining Moments and they far outnumber, outweigh, and out-value the cloudy and dark moments in my life.
✨ Now I want to do the same for you by inviting you to discover and explore your Silver Lining Moments in the pages of my guided journal, Silver Lining Moments: A Practice of Gratitude & Resilience, which is available to purchase for $15.99.
Silver Lining Moments come in many forms.
No matter the form, recognizing and celebrating Silver Lining Moments is a practice -– an exercise that strengthens your gratitude and resilience:
for feeling the warmth of the light (in whatever form) shining on you just when you needed it;
from the knowledge that you can get through the dark moments because you already have.
Think of Silver Lining Moments: A Practice of Gratitude & Resilience as your exercise and training partner, keeping you company as your strengthen your gratitude and resilience muscles!
Get your Silver Lining Moments: A Practice of Gratitude & Resilience, grab a pen, write your Silver Lining Moment stories – exercise your gratitude and resilience muscles – and watch your light beam stronger and father, inward and outward. When you do this, you are intensifying the light in your soul and expanding it outward on the people and world around you. And, this my friend, is how you, and me, and Silver Lining Moments:
Expand love and light
One person a time,
One story at a time,
One Silver Lining Moment at a time.
The BEING Journals
Discover Yourself Through Lists, Be-oodles, Quotes, Conversations, and More!
From silly to serious and from introspective reflections to outward-looking perspectives, the list prompts, quotes, BE-oodles, and MyWi (My Words, My Wisdom) pages help capture what it is like for you to BE. Each journal has age-appropriate lists to capture what it is to BE at that age. These journals are great for BEING in the now — the present moment– as they provide space for you to write what you think and feel now. Plus, they will be great keepsakes for your future self.
Click Here to get a sampling of the BEING Journals, list prompts, quotes, BE-oodles, MyWi (My Words, My Wisdom), and Conversation & Connection pages.
A Gift that Keeps Giving
Get a journal for your teen for each of their teen years. As they learn, grow, and experience their teen years, they can record it in their BEING Journals. When they are older, they will cherish having a written snapshot of themselves. Each BEING Journal is a gift celebrating a year in your teen’s life!
Sometimes, it’s hard to think of topics or our conversations get into a rut of the same old “how’s the weather” or “how are you” type stuff. So, we put off the conversation for a tomorrow that never seems to become a today. The Conversation & Connection Worksheets makes starting a conversation easy and the connection flows from there. Simply, choose a list topic from your BEING Journal, grab a pen, call someone and use the Conversation & Connection Worksheets to guide your conversation.
The BEING Journals and the Conversations & Connection Worksheets encourage you (and your teen) to have conversations with others and build real (off social media) connections! My dream is to see individuals using these Conversations & Connection Worksheets to have fun with their friends and to call their grandparents, their aunts and uncles, and the elders in their lives.
Listen….Can you hear that?
Fun CONVERSATIONS building meaningful CONNECTIONS.
|Allie, Cori, Jordan & Kerry|
|Lori, Lauren, Greg & Kerry|
|Jessica, Caroline, & Kerry|
Sounds pretty good, right?!
Keep an eye out for our special editions of The BEING Journals such as BEING IN 2020, RELEASING WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE IN 2020 AND RESETTING INTO 2021 AND BEYOND.
New BEING journals are being added throughout the year. Check back from time to time to see if there is a new journal that is right for you or for someone in your life.
Discover Yourself Through Lists, Be-oodles, Quotes, Conversations and More in:
IN 13 LISTS OF 13
Capture what it is like to BE 13.
IN 15 LISTS OF 15
Capture what it is like to BE 15.
IN 17 LISTS OF 17
Capture what it is like to BE 17.
IN 14 LISTS OF 14
Capture what it is like to BE 14.
IN 16 LISTS OF 16
Capture what it is like to BE 16.
IN 18 LISTS OF 18
Capture what it is like to BE 18.
BEING in 2020
Releasing what it was like to BE in 2020 Resetting into 2021 and beyond. Through Lists, Be-oodles, Quotes, Conversations & More!
Keep an eye out for our special editions of The BEING Journals.
AND, FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT LIKE TO JOURNAL, THIS IS FOR YOU:
This was created for those who don’t always feel like writing in a journal but feel like doing something to still your mind. Absent-minded doodling may be the thing for you. When you doodle, absentmindedly, with no set objective or with no agenda or effort, you are giving your mind space to still. In this stillness, you are simply BEING you. In this space, you are in the present moment, you are renewing, you are resetting – without even trying.
Sometimes we need a break from working hard to achieve something, having every part of our day directed at some desired outcome or task, and trying to do something or to be something. It’s tiring just thinking about it. We just want a PAUSE from trying, working, pleasing, etc. In this pause, we can take a breath and ground ourselves in ourselves. When we do, a reset and renewal are sure to follow! This BE-OODLE book gives you that PAUSE.
THE STORY BEHIND THE BEING JOURNALS: A STORY OF LOVE & APPRECIATION
When my niece, Jordan, turned 13, I didn’t have money to get her a gift. So, instead of a gift, I made her a journal that celebrated and explored being 13 in a series of prompts and lists. A few months later, Christmas came and I still didn’t have money to buy Christmas gifts for Jordan or her two sisters, Allie and Cori. But, I really liked the first BEING 13 Journal. For their Christmas present, I promised them that I would: (1) create, publish, and sell the BEING13 Journal plus one Being Journal for every age from 5 to 18, (2) share the creative and entrepreneurial process with them, and (3) share the profits with them. From a time of limited money but a lot of love, these BEING Journals were born.
Since then, Allie, Cori, and Jordan have reviewed my lists, selected quotes, and cover and page designs. They offered suggestions as to the wording of the lists and helped choose which lists and quotes to use with each Being Journal. Their mother and my sister, Kelly, also helped review the lists and quotes. My sister Kathy and my Mom reviewed first drafts and gave some very helpful comments. For the BEING in 2020 Journal, I also sought the input from my good friend and therapist, Alice Amos. After showing a first draft to my friend Debbie, she suggested adding a conversation component to the journals. I loved the idea and created the Conversations & Connection worksheets.
Just Be: A Poem
Narrated by Donna Harmony Jones
Without their help, my creative process would have been stalled or halted as I endlessly toiled over the specific wording of the lists, topics for the lists, or quotes to be used. Allie, Cori, Jordan, Kelly, Kathy, Mom, Debbie, and Alice: These BEING Journals would not have been completed without you. My heart is full of gratitude for each of you. Thank you!
As the BEING Journals were born out of love for my nieces, they also come with love for humanity and for each Journaler*. It is my hope that you find these lists, Be-Oodles, MyWi pages, and selected quotes fun, engaging, and reflective. It is my dream that the Conversation & Connection Worksheets live up to their name and build a feeling of connection through conversations.
In fully BEING ourselves, our connection to ourselves and to others deepens. And, in this BEING, humanity thrives and love expands.
To your BEING,
*Spell check will tell you that Journaler is not spelled correctly (or, that it is not a word). I think it is. Shouldn’t there be a name for us who journal; we are the Journalers!