Do you ever feel like you have no friends? Or at least, none that you can really open up to? Are you looking for help with your mental health as an introverted adult?
Instead of asking yourself, “Why do I avoid people?” – You can start a new chapter. Did you know that connecting with people and making genuine friendships can be done through Expressive Writing with others? It not only helps us to understand ourselves on a deeper level, but also, it helps us connect and develop meaningful friendships.
Diving into the uncomfortable truth of our experiences through fiction gives us the breathing room that we need to figure out what really needs to be worked on. Maybe you’re ignoring the signs of social anxiety disorder. Maybe you are afraid of rejection to such an unhealthy level that it blocks your path to happiness.
Keeping a diary journal online helps to capture those painful, valid feelings.
The Love Story is a journal-writing platform built with your fears of rejection and social anxiety in mind. More than just a place to share your story, our program includes an online community of kindred spirits – making it the most creative way to find a mental health support group. Our Journal-Artists are there to stimulate, structure, and support you throughout your journey as a thoughtful, creative writer.
Over 750 journal entries. 100 Artist interviews. One convenient, virtual portal.
All created to activate your subconscious.
Just search for your pain point, and find inspiration through another author’s entry.
Whatever you’re struggling with, someone else has probably written about it. If not, you get to be the first to help someone who needs it.
The Love Story offers unlimited group writing sessions, which we call: “The Mirror Darkly.” Enlist the help of our qualified facilitators, and join based on your schedule. Perfect for beginners, or if you’re always on the go.
Then, The Producer’s Playbook digs even deeper – to discern your passions, pursuits, and purpose through shadow illumination, discernment, and integration.
We get to the root of the problem by providing you with your solution – the opposite of a one-size-fits-all approach.
You will find support from other Journal-Artists, and even support others in the process.
Our community is designed to garner support, whether that is through the hosting, journaling, resonate-editing, pen-pal or publishing experience.
With our website, you are an integral part of the family. You’re never truly alone.
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” — 1 Corinthians 13:12, KJV
Expressive Writing is an effective way to transform trauma into creative drama. When journaling online about our painful truths inside fiction, we can safely bring our “shadows” to light, or understand what triggers us on a deeper level. Sometimes, we need others to validate our experiences to feel less alone. And others need that in return. It’s a win-win situation.
The Mirror Darkly Workshops: 3 simple steps to keep you moving forward.
Part I: “Now I know in part”— Deep listening for kindred resonances. Stimulate your subconscious.
Part II: “But then shall I know”— Journal 15 Minutes, distraction-free.
Part III: “Even as also I am known” — Share & Resonate-Edit our virtual diary entries. What catches your attention? Why is that?
Join. Host. Volunteer.
We welcome you with open ears. Experience yearlong, peer-to-peer workshops with qualified writing mentors.
From creative writing to Catharsis.
Self-Expression – or Shadow Work – is never easy, so we made it easier for you to get started.
Our free expressive writing portal is available for you now.
Told in fiction. Based on a true story.
Either way, we hear you.
What’s more, there may be another reader out there who’s hanging on your every word.
Act One: What are the Benefits?
“You have the ability to just be like, ‘you know, this is my truth and if anybody doesn’t like it that’s fine because as far as they are concerned, everything that I’m saying is not real.’ It’s really helpful to know that people aren’t gonna to know what’s real, what’s not real, with what you write. You can release things and nobody will be the wiser about it.”
“I want to go back and explore. Why did it happen when it happened. …Women often suppress their emotions…we think, ‘if I just swallowed that back, it’ll go away,’ and it’s like ‘Nope! Still here.’ and so I think I’m starting to really figure, I can’t swallow that back. I need to let things out.”
“The point of journaling is to really just look inside and be like, ‘okay, what is this? Why am I feeling it? And what do I do with it?’ And that’s sort of what you have to ask yourself when you are journaling.”
Becoming self-aware gives you the power to break toxic habits, make positive changes in your life, and become more mature. Emotional health is just as important as physical health.
Self-respect is earned through watching yourself set healthy boundaries, knowing what you like and don’t like, & becoming confident in who you are through self-acceptance.
Owning your shadow – and learning how to integrate it – will effectively increase your self-confidence and boost your self-esteem. Once you understand yourself better, you can start to accept it.