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Welcome to our website! We're happy you found us.

The first question we're often asked is,
"What is Holistic Journaling?"...

Holistic Journaling is
purposeful and beneficial journaling.

All of our programs, courses, and workshops are designed to benefit & help women: organically improve their wellness, increase knowledge, enhance self-compassion, deepen self-discovery, create positive brain change, process, recovery, and heal, and, using the brain's natural elasticity, help to rewire your brain in positive ways.

. . . all by using the powerful, proven, and affordable life-tool that is journaling.
Dive in and discover how getting inky with us can nourish, illuminate!

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what women are saying about Holistic Journaling's offerings

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" Jill is always thoughtful, respectful, an has a good ability to get class back on track. She always makes the courses relevant, informative, and interesting! This is the 7th course I’ve taken with Jill.
I would take any course she offered. "
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Take advantage of the benefits of journaling

Holistic Journaling 

gives you new insights into journaling and your Self.

Whether you're a seasoned journaler, a novice, or anywhere in between, we give new meaning to—and provide you with a whole new experience in—journaling!

HJ's live online, programs and courses are accessible from anywhere in the world.


Our aim is to help you can realize improved mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health & wellness through what the New York Times calls 'the panacea' that is journaling!

HJ also collaborates with counsellors, clinicians, and psychologists, to support their clients by teaching them effective journaling techniques. Please contact me to arrange an affiliation.


Holistic Journaling
Online, live, on-going programs

Live Programs

Register for these ongoing programs individually or,
register for them Annual or Quarterly & save!

Choose a quarterly (3-month) or annual (9-month) subscription to Understandink or Morningtides - or a Combo Registration - and receive discounts on these programs, all courses, plus more! 

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Live, On-line, Ongoing Program


A live speaker series & welcoming community. 

Meet incredible speakers, gain a greater understanding of your Self & about women's mental, emotional, and physical well-being, plus journaling!


Live, On-line, Ongoing Program


A fruitful journaling circle of compassionate women who journal together on Monday and Friday mornings. We kick off & end our week with self-care, & gain a little more sanity during these challenging times!

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U of Ink
Courses and Workshops

U-Ink Courses are provided live, online from time to time. Currently, we're developing them to be available full-time, online.  If you would like to book a live online course or in-person course (minimum 10 participants required) for your group or organization, contact: to schedule.

Let's say it with more than words, get messy and have fun!

There are more fun, creative, & meaningful ways to express ourselves in our journals than by using only our words...

If you aren't into 'words' or don't know how or what to write in a journal - THIS fun journaling program is for you.

And don't worry - you don't have to be an artist or a writer!

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Master Course

Explore, understand, and harmonize your inner world through journaling.

Radical Inner Harmony (RIH) is an original Holistic Journaling Ink course designed by Founder, Jill Grumbache. This course instructs and inspires you to discover, explore, understand, and harmonize all facets of your unique personality. Learn the purpose and process of various aspects of your Self, how they work together, and how to use this knowledge to gain inner harmony and peace. 




Courses & Wrkshps


Self-Talk Metamorphosis

That nagging negative voice isn't sitting on your shoulder, it's in your head. Wrangle that nasty dude and you'll live more happily & confidently!

No one talks to you more than you talk to yourself. So, it's critical that your self-language is helping you, not hindering you.  Let's identify, explore, & transform your inner voice once and for all.


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Isn't that baggage heavy? You can step into the future without the weight of the past. 
Imagine that freedom!

Learn to let go of things such as self-judgment, anger, guilt, outdated beliefs, relationships, & long-term negative emotions from traumatic life events.

You CAN feel lighter, more alive.




Journal to the Self

For beginners and/or long-time journalers. Feel better--you can enrich your mental, emotional, & physical health with this course.

Discover the revelation of journaling or deepen & enhance the benefits of your current practice. Learn & test-drive 22 remarkable journaling techniques empirically proven to positively affect the health & wellness of your mind, body, and spirit. 


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Journaling Through Transitions

Life changes and transitions are tough. This course will help you understand & navigate the journey  to feel better faster.

Learn the three stages of transition and how to navigate each stage for understanding, self-discovery. and acceptance. We'll use  journaling as our powerful & meaningful tool. Afterward, you'll be ready for piloting changes in your future.


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Master Course

The Healing Power of Your Side of the Story




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Journaling for Caregivers

The person you provide care for has a story, but so do you. And chances are those stories are very different. Your own self-care includes telling your story as a method of relief, developing your own coping skills, & aiding your own healing. This workshop helps you learn how.


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Balanced Positivity Through Perspectives

It isn't healthy for you to focus on the negative all of the time. Nor is it healthy to be perpetually positive. The healthy perspective is to recognizing both yet hold on to neither - this is achieving FLOW. This workshop helps you attain this beautiful balance using thought & journaling techniques.


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Sevices and Affiliations

Private Beneficial Journaling Consultations

Being in a journaling circle or community is magical, but sometimes you need more privacy to discuss things you’re going through and want to sort out. Jill understands. That’s why she offers women 30- and 60-minute private journaling consultations. 

Jill will listen attentively, sense your concerns, and work with you to determine your needs. She then designs personalized journaling techniques and prompts that can help encourage and support you with the goal of helping you process what you’re experiencing.

Private Consultations
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Affiliation Programs

When it comes to teaching and instructing beneficial journaling, Jill is considered a professional in this field.


As a Beneficial Journaling Educator, Certified Journaling Facilitator, ​Emotional Intelligence Coach, and Communications Specialist with almost two decades of experience, Jill offers an affiliation program/collaboration with psychologists, counsellors, and coaches. 


Jill collaborates with you and helps support your goals and your clients' by working with your client,  providing and teaching her individualized and personalized journaling techniques and prompts. Work can be done in-person or via Zoom.


Jill works with the highest of ethics and integrity, always maintaining your clients' privacy and confidentiality.


Please contact Jill to learn more and

arrange an affiliation.

Affiliate Program
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"Scientific studies have shown

it to be essentially a panacea for modern life. 

There are the obvious benefits, like a boost in mindfulness, memory and communication skills.

But studies have also found that writing in a journal can lead to better sleep, a stronger immune system, more self-confidence and a higher I.Q..."


I, as a writer and professor of writing, have witnessed repeatedly, up close: expressive writing can heal us.


A certain kind of guided, detailed writing can not only help us process what we’ve been through and assist us as we envision a path forward; it can lower our blood pressure, strengthen our immune systems, and increase our general well-being.


Expressive writing (journaling) can result in a reduction in stress, anxiety, and depression; improve our sleep and performance; and bring us greater focus and clarity.   

These effects of writing as a tool for healing are well documented. 

Deborah Siegel-Acevedo


Journal writing...provides an opportunity for individuals to reflect on and analyze their lives, the events, and people surrounding them, and get in touch with their feelings. It is a therapy that requires individuals to be engaged in reflecting on and gaining insights about their lives and experiences...


Journaling is a holistic therapy because it involves all aspects of a person-physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Scholars have put forth multiple theoretical mechanisms by which journaling may produce beneficial outcomes.

Kasey R. Boehmer

Health Care Delivery Research

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