Depression is suppressed expression. It is anger turned inwards. The secrets you carry within is making you sick—physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. How do you get out what is so hard to process and talk about?
The Love Story provides a virtual space, place, and grace for Journal-Artists to process their pain inside our Mirror Darkly Workshops, designed to treat your depression with creative expression, told in fiction, based on a true story.
The beginning of treating depression is creative expression. Explore how The Love Story Expressive Writing Program will help you process that pain inside the genre of “Journal-Artism,” a writing modality that fuses journaling and journalism with the personal journey.
Reveal, deal, feel, and heal.
The Love Story Program contains a journaling portal designed to activate your subconscious. We have over 750+ journal entries filtered by pain keywords [Explore Here] and 100+ Artist interviews filtered by passion keywords [Explore Here] for you to activate your subconscious in the creative journaling experience.
The Love Story Journaling Program offers unlimited live group journaling sessions, also known as “The Mirror Darkly Series.” The Mirror Darkly sessions becomes your foundation to set you successfully up for The Love Story Program.
You will be supported by kindred Journal-Artists and you will also support others in the process. The design of community is to get the support you need, whether that is in the hosting, journaling, resonate-editing , pen-pal or publishing experience. You are part of the family and the family becomes a part of you.
More about the Mirror Darkly Series
“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 one of the most effective ways of transforming trauma into creative drama, to safely deal with shadows in the containment of narrative storytelling when journaling our truth inside fiction, and to validate our experiences while validating other people’s experiences.
There are three parts to the Mirror Darkly:
Part I: “now I know in part”—Deep listening for kindred resonances to become activated in the subconscious
Part II: “but then shall I know”—Journal 15 minutes distraction free
Part III: “even as also I am known” — Share & Resonate-edit
In Honor of Eve's Fall
The Love Story Program is designed to help you transform pain into purpose through the power of expressive writing in a Journal-Artist community.
In the process of journaling, you will become self-aware of your dual passions, pursuits, and purposes in life. You will become disciplined, inspired, and encouraged to choose the path of your true passion, pursuit, and purpose in life by exercising your free will.
You will transform your Pain into a Three-Act Tragedy, told in Fiction, Based on a True Story. In the process of writing, you will experience the catharsis needed to move forward in life. You will stop living in the past and worrying about the future. Instead, you will begin living in the present and hoping for the future.
As a Journal-Artist, you will fuse the discipline of journaling with the craft of journalism to discover, experience, and inform your personal journey.
01Acting in Faith
Act One focuses on acting in faith over fear, helps you discern the duality of your passions, and inspires you to choose the passion that aligns with the spirit.
02Acting in Compassion
Act Two focuses on compassion over apathy, helps you discern the duality of your pursuits, and inspires you to choose the path that aligns with the spirit.
03Acting in Grace
Act Three focuses on grace over judgement, helps you discern the duality of your purposes, and inspires you to choose the purpose that aligns with the spirit.
Testimonials about Journaling in Act One
“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.”
Increase Emotional Intelligence: Becoming self-aware gives you the power to break toxic habits, make positive changes, and mature.
Gain self-respect: 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.
Grow Self-Confidence: Owning your shadow and learning how to integrate it will effectively increase your self-confidence and boost self-esteem through knowing and accepting oneself.