Journaling for TwoWritten by Doreene Clement
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If there is a specific problem or concern in relationship, you may want to start journaling there. You can also use a couple's journal to tell each other, daily, how much you love each other and why. You can journal your dreams and hopes for future, your children, each other, world. Or combine any of these ideas, along with your own ideas. You have a blank palette, so fill in space with what is most important for you and your relationship.
You can also add photos, poems, fortune cookie fortunes, even cutouts from magazines to your journal.
If you have lost an important relationship through death or some other change you can journal your thoughts and feelings to this person in same way. This can be a very powerful way to move through loss, touching those fears and feelings that are still within.
However you decide to use couple's journaling, be sure to journal love and joy, along with rest of your feelings. One tip - If you are taking time to write to one another, keep clear about what is a fact and what are your feelings.
You can also journal with friends and coworkers using same ideas.
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Doreene Clement, a cancer victor and author of The 5 Year Journal, is currently writing a new book, Blessed, about her life and her cancer experience. For more information www.the5yearjournal.com 480.423.8095 Copyright 2005 OMDC, LLC All Rights Reserved
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Baby Shower Centerpieces That Double as a Gift!Written by Randy Wilson
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Go to a craft section or a craft store and purchase small pink and blue gemstones. You could place these in votive holders, or small glass vases of different sizes. Add shredded tissue to mix and you will have another lovely baby shower centerpiece.You could get different glass figurines of a stork, swan, castle, teddy bear, or whatever would fit with theme. Put them in a box filled with colored shredded paper and put figurine on top. Any of these would be a great addition to your baby shower.Hang an umbrella from ceiling filled with stuffed animals. Or you could put flowers inside and add balloons, dolls and/or ribbons.Fill a bucket, bowl, or basket with candy, small stuffed animals, or flowers. If baby shower is in fall or winter. Use small pumpkins, headstones, or leaves of different colors. Pumpkins could be made of tissue, or small figures of pumpkins. Tropical Themes could use many different items to make your baby shower center piece. Pineapples, tiki lights, small palm trees, hula dancer center piece, or a flamingo. Nautical themes could use small boats, ships, sailboats, anchors, or a treasure chest.Spring themes could include items such as hearts, leprechauns, or bunnies.Western themes could use straw, cowboy hats, cowboy boots, western badges and rope.
These are just some ideas to choose from. Think about them, mix and match, or add your own ideas to make baby shower centerpieces that perfectly match your theme. You and your guests and guest of honor will have a fun day. They will be getting away from reality for a short time to rest and enjoy themselves.
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Randy is owner of How to Plan a Baby Shower where you can get more tips and ideas for your baby shower. You can also purchase and find free baby shower games.