The Love Story Expressive Writing Program helps you cultivate writing habits, increase self-awareness, and connect you with community.

“Expressive writing is a revolutionary act.”

“It can be done anywhere, it’s free, easy, quick and best of all, scientifically proven to improve how we process issues that compromise one’s quality of life.”

—Dr. James Pennebaker

Start online journaling and let writing guide your path to finding a healthy emotional balance in life. True emotional balance is feeling and expressing the good, the bad, and the ugly of our emotions. Writing can help you process your more personal experiences and show vulnerability without judgement from other people.
The Love Story provides both an online journal and an online community of Journal-Artists designed to hold space for you to process the overwhelming flood of suppressed emotions and situations that lead to where you are right now. The beginning of treating mental challenges is creative expression. Explore how our journaling 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. 
Increase Emotional Intelligence

Increase Emotional Intelligence: Becoming self-aware gives you the power to break toxic habits, make positive changes, mature and gets you closer to emotional balance.

Gain Self-Respect

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.

Gain Self-Confidence

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. Once you can write and talk about your trauma, telling your story will be empowering.

“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.
Expressive writing is an intentional act. There are three parts to The Love Story Program:
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
Journal by Pain

Over 750+ Journal Entries filtered by Shadow Keywords. All journal entries are inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional. Enter Here.

Journal by Passion

Over 100+ Artist Interviews designed for you to resonate with by deep listening to another’s pain to passion journey. Begin Here.

Free Digital Diary to Get Started

Journal entries are shared among us, told in fiction, based on a true story. Download Your Free Love Story Digital Diary Here.

Most Expressive writing programs will agree on the therapeutic benefits of Expressive writing and journaling. At The Love Story we want to take it a little further and to not only shine light on our shadows but also integrate them into our identity as a whole.
  • Peer to peer
  • Journaling in fiction
  • Sharing trauma in fiction
  • Judgement-free zone
  • For us by us, community others working through trauma
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.”

Chelsea Wolfe

“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.”

Dorothy England

“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.”

Kali Paszkiewicz