the beginning ... 


Holistic Journaling was founded in 2012 by 
Jill Grumbache to help champion & share the enlightening & healing properties of journaling.

Jill is a long-life journaler & award-winning writer. Prior to founding HJI, she had focused her previous career on Communications in its many forms. 

When ready to make the leap to living her true passions,

she enrolled in the Center for Journal Therapy in Denver Colorado. There she attained certification as a 
Journaling Facilitator (CJF). At CJT, she was taught & mentored by its founder, pioneer, author,  & primary journal therapy theorist 
Kathleen Adams, LPC.

develop several original courses exclusive to Holistic Journaling Ink. These include the much loved and lauded Hallelujah! Letting Go! and what's been called the Ph.D. of journaling, SelfSIght. Jill facilitates each of HJI's group courses, workshops and private classes. 

Jill is also an artist, writer, editor, and student of Buddhism. She has two grown & glorious daughters & one awesome son-in-law, and one astounding grand-daughter.   She resides near beautiful Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada.


First trained & certified to teach Kay's Journal to the Self & Leia Francisco's Journaling Through Transitions, Jill has since gone on to 

Jill Grumbache
In discussion with HJI's Founder, Jill Grumbache

"Journaling has so many empirically proven benefits for us - mind, body, and spirit. I believe it deserves to be on par with yoga and meditation. It's not yet fully recognized as being in that league, but it definitely should be. What an awesome triumvirate to help us navigate life, achieve and maintain wellness, and live consciously!


Reams of data also prove the abundance of journaling's natural healing properties for our mental, emotional, & physical health. This is why I named my practice Holistic Journaling. 


I want this endeavour to be part of the existing journaling movement that is working hard to bring journaling to the place it deserves in people's consciousness & everyday life. 


Ultimately, I believe journaling teaches people to be more compassionate toward themselves, which means they will be more compassionate toward others. Therefore, I think journaling plays an important role in making our world a better, kinder place to be."

Currently bubbling up from Jill's inkpot...


Jill is working on her first book! It will be the launch of the first in a unique series of unique, themed journals: The nudgenudge Series. Watch this year for the publishing of nudgenudge For Mindful New Mothers.


This will be followed by a publication that her students enthusiastically encouraged and request that she write, based on the original course she developed, Hallelujah! Letting Go! 

More original HJI Courses are also being inked - so stay tuned!


Now, that's an inkpot that runneth over - and lots of reasons to keep an eye on and keep in touch with Jill & Holistic Journaling!