Journal Love Club is a fun and affordable subscription to help you build a daily heart-centred journaling practice.
You probably already know that journaling is good for well-being and mental health, helps us deal with anxiety and depression, boosts our serotonin levels and improves our memory. I’ve been journaling for 39 years and it’s helped me unravel myself (in a good way!) and build the life I want, while supporting me like the bestest friend I could ever wish for. However! I know it can be hard to journal consistently and that it’s easy to forget when life gets busy.
I also know that sometimes you just need a cheerleader to keep you motivated. That’s why I’ve created Journal Love Club.
I bloody love journaling and I want to help you create a regular journaling practice too, so you can stay connected to yourself, remember how to play, be honest, dream big and have a place where you feel supported every day of your life. There are no rules in journaling and sometimes we just need a bit of guidance to stay the course — Journal Love Club is here to help :-).
Your journal is like a best friend who’s endlessly patient & kind.
You don’t need any journaling experience to become a club member and you don’t need a ton of journaling supplies either. A notebook and a pen is all you need. Personally I love to decorate my pages with stickers, washi tape and colourful inks, and I’ll be sharing lots of inspiration in the club videos, but at its core my journaling is still all about the words on the page.
One of the most unexpected gifts of the pandemic was a more playful journaling practice. After decades of journaling when I needed it, I now relish journaling every single day. It’s become so much more than venting on the page (though I still love a bit of that!) — it’s creative, fun and keeps my inner child happy. Good days and difficult days, mundane and miraculous, it’s all poured into my notebook. Come join me in Journal Love Club and I’ll help you fall in love with your journal too <3
How it works
There are FIVE key elements to Journal Love Club:
1. Daily journal prompts, sent directly to your inbox every day, so you’ll never open your journal and have “nothing to write about” again. We’ll have monthly themes we focus on and there’ll be a good mix of gentle prompts and deeper prompts to get you thinking.
2. Kitchen Table Diaries. A monthly journaling video from me. They’ll be 30 to 40 minutes in length, informal, chatty and fun! I’ll be sharing behind the scenes of my journaling practice and creative life — things I’ve been learning, new things I’ve been trying and anything else connected to journaling and creative inspiration.
All videos will be prerecorded so you won’t have to be “in class” at a certain time – watch (and rewatch!) at your leisure :-)
3. Journaling Around the Fire. A monthly hour-long Zoom call with me and your fellow club members where we can connect, chat and do some journaling together (these will be recorded).
4. A monthly video from a journaling guest — check out their sparkling faces below! I’ve gathered together some incredible journalers I know will inspire you because they inspire me too. We’ll be learning more about their journaling practice and doing some journaling with them.
5. Finally — my favourite bit — an exclusive club sticker from Zaara Kittenchops every month! These will come in a PDF and JPG format so you can print them out as many times as you want and put them in your journal.
Every club member gets a copy of the Unravelling: Ways of Seeing My Self ebook when they sign up — it’s filled with photo assignments and writing exercises to explore in your journal straight away!
PLUS! If you pay in full you’ll also get the The Sacred Alone ebook for free!
If you’re ready to create a ease-filled, insightful and consistent journaling practice, Journal Love Club is for you.
Pay in full
One full year in Journal Love Club PLUS! The Unravelling: Ways of Seeing My Self ebook and The Sacred Alone ecourse (value £147) when you pay in full.
£222 x 2
One full year in Journal Love Club PLUS! The Unravelling: Ways of Seeing My Self ebook. First payment taken immediately, second payment one month later.
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Our Guest Journalers
Alicia M Stout
Alicia M. Stout is an aspiring Renaissance Woman. An avid writer for most of her life, her closest friends have learned to expect a pen and journal always in hand. On rarer occasions she’s been known to tote a typewriter across country and into the wilderness as well.
AMY T WON
Amy T Won is an artist, nature lover and wonder-seeker creating art and tools for renewing our enchantment with life. She is deeply inspired by the intersection between the natural world and personal soul journeys.
Caroline Donahue is an American writer, Book Coach, and Podcaster living in Berlin. She’s the host of The Secret Library podcast, the author of Story Arcana and The Voyeur, and started her first journal when she was eleven.
Filipa Nóbrega is a Portuguese doll artist and crafter based in the UK. She’s been journaling since childhood and it’s always been her safe haven, a way to take care of her mental health and a satisfyingly creative form of therapy.
Ida Yalzadeh is a writer and teacher splitting her time between Cambridge, MA and Oakland, CA. When she’s not searching for cute stickers on the internet, she is writing a book about Iranian Americans and the history of race in the USA.
Jamie Ridler is an expert coach specializing in helping creative souls embrace their artistic calling so they can get creating, build a body of work and finally become the artist they are meant to be.
Lakeisha Bell Cadogan
Lakeisha Bell Cadogan is a writer, editor and book coach with a passion for learning and supporting those around her. She’s a lover of words and wholeheartedly believes in magic and the power of trusting your intuition.
Penny McKinley-Rodgers is a qigong practitioner, aromatherapist and tarot reader. Her journal has been her greatest ally for over four decades and she’s an avid believer in the power of our words and intentions.
Sasha Glasgow classes herself as a writer, doubter and doer. She’s an avid journaller and lover of words, who wants to use them to challenge the negative narratives that women can have about themselves.
I’m an author, photographer and teacher who’s been sharing her heart online for well over a decade. I help people know, trust and look after themselves better by teaching the tools that helped me heal my own heart and live a self-directed life. Words have been at the centre of my world for as long as I can remember. I started writing a diary aged 11 and grew not only a life-long journaling practice but also an unending curiosity about my place in the world.
I worked as a photographer and journalist for many years but my life as I now know it really began in the spring of 2005 when the man I loved died very suddenly from a heart attack — everything I thought I knew about life changed in that instant. Walking through the fire of bereavement was the catalyst for my own unraveling, a journey I wrote about in my first book, This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart.
Unraveling is the word I used to describe my healing process, a peeling away of the layers of myself to find out what was underneath, so in this context unraveling is not a negative thing but more of a clarification and reconnection. In 2008 I taught an in-person workshop called Unraveling: Ways of Seeing My Self and in 2009 I launched the course online. That course ran for many years and supported thousands of women all around the world. Since then there’s been 14 more courses, three books and many workshops and retreats. It’s truly an honour to be able to do this work.
Questions and Answers
HOW DOES JOURNAL LOVE CLUB WORK?
The Club runs for a whole year — June 1st 2023 to May 31st 2024 — and is hosted on a private website. You’ll have access to the monthly video from me (Susannah), your exclusive KittenChops club sticker and a PDF of the previous month’s journal prompts on the first of every month. On the 10th of the month you’ll have access to a video from one of our journaling guests and on or around the 20th of the month we’ll have our one-hour Zoom call. You’ll receive daily journal prompts in your inbox - read more about those below.
DO I HAVE TO BE “IN CLASS” AT A CERTAIN TIME?
No, not at all. All videos will be prerecorded so you can watch and enjoy them at your leisure. I’ll email you when the new content is ready for you so you won’t even have to remember to log in. Obviously our Zoom calls will require set days and time, but even they will also be recorded too in case you can’t make the call live.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE TIME TO JOURNAL EVERY DAY?
You absolutely do NOT have to journal every day (unless you want to!) We’ve made it easy to unsubscribe from the daily prompt emails and resubscribe if you want to hop back in another time. Some prompts will speak to you, others may not — either way, there will always be something you can write about. Cherry pick and let it be ease-full!
I’VE NEVER JOURNALED BEFORE - CAN I STILL JOIN THE CLUB?
Of course! Inside the Club you’ll find a “Journaling Tips” section with lots of ideas for how to get started. Journaling is actually pretty simple - you just need some paper and a pen and a bit of time to yourself. The daily prompts will give you a place to start.
WILL I BE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH OTHER JOURNALERS?
Yes! You’ll be able to connect with your fellow Club members in our monthly Zoom calls! You’ll also be able to leave comments underneath the monthly videos :-)
DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT IN DOLLARS/EUROS? DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
Yes, your currency is automatically converted when you check out using your preferred payment card. But please note: I am not able to offer refunds for this subscription, so please read through this whole page carefully, watch the video and purchase mindfully. Feel free to email me if you have any questions <3
“I will absolutely sign up if you offer another year of Journal Love Club. First, I have thoroughly enjoyed your videos. It was especially moving to flow through your periods of not journaling because it gave me visceral permission for my own periods of less enthusiasm. I have heard you say, and told myself, that it didn’t matter when I stopped journalling for awhile — but actually watching you have such a period yourself, and following along with you, brought that permission to a whole new level. Secondly, I have thoroughly enjoyed your guest contributors. I’ve adopted some of the techniques they highlighted, and have kept others tucked away in case they come in handy in the future. Each one was so, so good. And I’ve watched a couple of them more than once for the companionable warmth I felt oozing from the screen. In general, Journal Love Club has done nothing but enhance my personal journal practice. I am journalling more regularly and consistently, and enjoying the process more than ever. It really all boils down to how very much I have adored this offering, and YES! I will join you again for another year.”
“I LOVED this year so much! I really can not believe it's been a whole year of journaling! Thank you Susannah for sharing your thoughts and tips, sticker suppliers and tarot decks! I've thoroughly enjoyed hunkering down in front of my own stash of goodies and zoning out for a while especially when life got pretty weird in the big world outside. My journal has turned into a beautiful place to process it all. I can not wait for more in year two!”
“I love this practice. I have not been able to do as much as I wanted, so for me it is a case of more journaling please! So I can't wait to start year two. I can't believe it has been a year! I want more washi tape and stickers. More art in my journals. I love the music you use for journaling. It helps me focus and does not get in the way of writing. Thank you for this year, it has meant a lot to me. You have kept me going. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
“OMG Susannah, I can't believe a whole year has gone by already. Just want to say thank you for a most delightful, satisfying journaling year, I really loved your videos and all that you shared. I also loved all the guests and all I learned from them, I’m so grateful for this lovely year. Thank you so much.”
“I teared up by the end of this video. I appreciate Journal Love Club from the bottom of my heart... so much has happened in my life since it began, and I feel like this has been a consistent self care space for me to drop in with love & creativity. Thank you, Susannah, for creating such a wonderful program. And thank you to all the guest speakers, as well as to all the participants! My journal is now full of stickers!”
“Just a quick note after tucking my journal in for the night. I fangirled over your Photo Meditations course late spring last year when my "COVID gift" was discovering my love for photography. And I'm back to fangirl even harder with this new iteration of Journal Your Life. I just want to tell you how much I F*CKING LOVE IT. (Sorry to swear, but no other word does it right.) Even if the course was over after the first 2 weeks, worth every cent and so many more. The ideas and resources you share are next level. Seriously fantastic stuff. My journal practice (and I'm one of those who had that journal with the flimsy lock as a young girl) has renewed life and excitement. I'm telling you, Sus... NEXT LEVEL.”
WOZ (Journal Your Life)
“I honestly can’t thank you enough for bringing your fabulous course into my life. I feel so inspired and certainly a lot more organised! Since the beginning of Journal Your Life I’ve been writing every day in a notebook I made myself from a course I started on the 1st January (the paper I used isn’t the best but it’s okay!) I have a visioning notebook that I was given at Christmas for a room that will be my very own space once it’s built. We have recently received planning permission so it really is going to be real rather than just in my dreams and this is working beautifully. I’ve organised my stickers and bought another fountain pen (TWSBI rose gold and white) - I now have 3 plus 6 new inks. I’m so, so happy, I really don’t want this course to end. Please, please do another one as hearing your voice every other day has really been the best part of my week. I take myself off to somewhere very quiet to just sit and listen and absorb it all as everything has made so much sense and was exactly what I needed right now in my life. You’re an absolute angel!”
GILLY (Journal Your Life)