Add-Ons: Eight Components to Make a Customized Journal

Customized Journal with JournalLife Add-Ons

With Add-Ons you can make the perfect customized journal for yourself! Add-Ons merge with JournalLife Online as well as with JournalLife for Windows, seamlessly becoming part of the JournalLife program.  Written by experts in their fields,  an Add-On consists of dozens of Prompts, hundreds of selected Quotes, 50 Tips, extra Topics in the Topics List, and suggested default Daily Pulse Scales and Journal Types.

Learn more about each Add-On and who wrote it:

To purchase an Add-On for your JournalLife Online, open your LJO program and in the upper right corner navigation bar,  please click on the Add-On link.

Writers Add-On written by  Sheila Bender

Sheila_Bender_Writers_Journal_Software Sheila Bender, author, poet, writing teacher and coach has created the prompts, quotes, tips for the Writers Add-On based on years of teaching writing classes and mentoring individual students. Sheila’s book A Year in the Life: Journaling for Self Discovery is a classic in the field.Sheila says: “I have been writing and publishing since 1980. I started on an Olivetti electric typewriter and ditto paper. I’ve made up many systems over the years for keeping hard copy and computer files of my starts and revisions as well as records about sending work out. None of them worked as elegantly as JournalLife with the Writers Add-On does. How many documents and pieces of writing I would have available today if this software for writers had existed! With JournalLife, nothing gets lost.You don’t have to find your work by searching confusing file names. Everything that relates to a current project is available to look at instantly–notes, journal entries, beginnings and revisions–everything. In addition, my years of writing expertise and instructional experience are compressed into tips and prompts designed to help you keep writing!”Let JournalLife with the Writers Add-On help you increase your skill with the craft, access your writing self with ease, prevent you from losing important writing, and facilitate the self-discovery and insight that writing well provides.  Learn more>>

Creativity Add-On written by Dr. Eric Maisel

EricMaisel_Creativity_journal_software Dr. Eric Maisel, psychotherapist, prominent creativity coach, and prolific author (Fearless Creating, A Writer’s SpaceVan Gogh BluesDeep Writing and more), had worked with aspiring and professional creative people–writers, artists, performing artists, composers–for more than 25 years. His extensive knowledge of what it takes to develop and sustain a creative life is clearly evident in this Add-On.With Eric’s support and realistic encouragement running through your journal, you’ll reach new heights in your creative work. If in your creative life, you have you ever struggled–perhaps with risk-taking, being resilient, staying with projects, or dealing with criticism–then you’ll find the Creativity Add-On of extraordinary value! Learn more>>

Emotional Balance Add-On written by Dr. Beth Jacobs

Beth_Jacobs_Emotional_Balance_journal_software Have you ever used your journal for ranting, raving, raging, and other less than socially acceptable emoting?  It’s the perfect place to express those emotions!  But did you know that you can do more than just express—you can move toward better managing your emotions?Beth Jacobs is a psychologist and author of Writing for Emotional Balance.  She has worked with clients for years integrating journal writing into her practice and her focus has been on working with emotions. Beth says: “After 25 years in the therapeutic writing field, I’m still convinced that emotions drive journals.  Most of us write most of the time because our feelings are overwhelming, unintegrated, unclear, or just painful.  We write from the basic drive of the human brain to express what we feel in language.  But we can take it much further than that.” Learn more>> 

Spirituality Add-On written by Mark Matousek

Mark_Matousek_Spirituality_Journal_software Are you looking for more in you life—more depth, more meaning, more peace? Only you can find the path to self-realization, but having a knowledgeable guide point the way helps!  Reflective writing which focuses on the right questions; wise advice and observations from philosophers and varied spiritual leaders; and tips from someone who has traveled this path will bring you closer to your inner truths.Acclaimed memoirist, best selling international author ofThe Boy He Left Behind and Sex, Death, Enlightenment: A True Story, writing teacher, and spiritual seeker, Mark Matousek spent a decade traveling in search of how to live fully–both in good and in difficult times.  “In my experience, this process of transformation goes on and on: the more truthful you are with yourself, the more there is to learn.  We’re on this planet to know ourselves.”The JournalLife Spirituality Add-On brings you a distillation of Mark’s years of personal experience, study with spiritual teachers, his own deep writing, and teaching classes directly to your computer, to coach you while making your own life changes. Learn more>>

Divorce Add-On written by Pamela Wynn

PamWynn Are in the midst of a divorce and need a place to work things out in safety and with support? The Divorce Add-On supports and guides you as you move through the pain of divorce and into the healing process–from anger and resentment, to wisdom, to finding a sense of peace. You’ll learn how to examine the opportunities created through your divorce and to integrate those lessons so that you can move into healthy relationships. You are invited to use your divorce as a transformational catalyst for your life and heal from its pain.Pamela S. Wynn, MSW, JD has practiced as a family law attorney for more than 25 years. She is also a social worker, trained True Purpose coach and avid blogger. She has seen divorce from all sides – lawyer, counselor, coach and petitioner. She has literally watched hundreds of people go through this journey and understands what it takes to successfully integrate the life lessons that divorce provides. With her all around perspective and unique background, Pamela has a holistic approach to divorce and its aftermath. She understands that relationships are central to well-being and has a deep yearning to help people move into healthy relationships. Learn more>>

Christian Add-On written by Bob Climko

BobClimko_big The Christian Add-On is for those who want to practice Christian principles in their writing and in their lives.Bob Climko, MD, MBA is a physician, husband, teacher, business consultant, success trainer and Christian. Although not a member of the clergy or a theologian, his life work and unique experiences have prepared him to co-create Christian JournalLife. His years working with patients suffering from addictive and other behavioral health disorders, along with his management consulting work have given him a deep and growing understanding of spiritual issues. He has utilized his Christian beliefs as a blueprint for helping patients, organizations, and himself. When he writes or prays to God, he feels His presence and Grace. Learn more>> 

Staying Sober and Preventing Relapse Add-On written by Dr. Dennis Daley

DennisDaley Are you trying to stop drinking or give up a drug addiction—and continue to stay sober?  Keeping a journal is an excellent way to help keep you on track—on its own or as a complement to a treatment program.Dr. Dennis Daley, Chief of Addiction Medicine Services, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center brings his wide knowledge, experience, and success in working with thousands of  clients to the Staying Sober and Preventing Relapse Add-On.Dr. Daley, author of the JournalLife Staying Sober Add-On says, “Recovery from addiction requires hard work, a proper attitude and learning skills to stay sober, not drinking alcohol or using other drugs.  Successful drug recovery or alcohol recovery involves changing attitudes, acquiring knowledge, and developing skills to meet the many challenges of sobriety.  JournalLife with the Staying Sober and Preventing Relapse Add-On is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and effective tool to reflect upon your experiences and focus on positive change strategies for overcoming addition. The program is holistic and comprehensive in its approach to drug recovery and alcohol recovery, recognizing the importance of physical, psychological, social and spiritual components.” Learn more>>

Educators Add-On  written by Kathy Larson

Being a teacher or administrator in the school system today is a challenging job. The Educator’s Add-on is written to help educators write and track the activities of their professional life in a way that helps them to become more successful.

Kathy Larson spent 18 years teaching middle school students and the last 15 years working exclusively in the field of professional development. She is a consultant for the Cooperative Education Service Agency  in Wisconsin, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Learn more>>