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modern journaling solutions for women, men, and children.

For Women: The Radiance Series

Distinguished Archive's Radiance Series serves to engage women who want to explore a life that integrates bravery, panache, and grace.

Whether she is a homemaker, working mother, keen executive, university scholar, fashionista, or ever-evolving trailblazer, this workshop celebrates the light within so that despite her busy life it remains aglow.  

This course uses music, lighting, essential oils, and self-reflection to encourage a woman's honoring of the radiance within, especially for the woman who often gives of herself to others and has forgotten the importance of giving back to herself. 

For Children, Tweens, and Teens: Gifted & Growing Series

Depending on a child's stage in development, journaling can be used to re-engage him or her with a solid send of self-awareness, self-worth, and insight about the experiences and observations he or she is experiencing. 

A former English teacher, I curate each workshop to support the age group of the attendees. Registrants have used play dough, markers, gel pens, images, and even bells as part of their unique guided journaling practices. Every child is different and thus each workshop considers that all children should be able to leave the workshop with tools that can be applied to independent journaling practices. 

For elementary- and middle school-aged students, parents are given an introduction to the course and may choose to attend and observe, free of charge. High school aged students experience the workshop independently of their parents, however, I welcome questions from parents prior to the workshop and afterward. 

For Men: Blueprint Series

This course for men (18+) showcases applications for journaling that incorporate practicality, self-reflection, and sustaining one's legacy. In too many cases the brilliant minds, temperaments, intellectual properties, and general ideologies of men (especially marginalized groups) in a written/publishable form are not accessible to their families upon their passing. During the busy lives that may men live, ideas are sometimes kept "in their heads." The processes and developments needed to trace or deconstruct operational experiences as well as emotions are not written or recorded, thus can only be accessed through memory or oral tradition.  

An authentic self-generated narrative is not only pivotal to adults' wellness but serves as an undiluted and substantial history of each man's life through his filters and viewpoints. In addition, future generations deserve to access authentic accounts of their patriarchs as resources, inspirations for published or filmed works, guidance for financial, social, or emotional solutions, and other needs.

It is important that all men write down and/or record their developments to some degree. These journals may contain ideas for inventions, observations regarding financial habits, entrepreneurial processes, emotional hardship or advancements, or even lists and charts for a variety of purposes.