CreateWriteNow Launches Journaling Challenge that May Help MS Patients Cope with Disease

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journalKeeping a journal may help patients suffering from severe and chronic diseases deal with their conditions, as well as with the stress and emotions that accompany symptoms. In a real-life testament to this, Mari L. McCarthy, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and started using journaling to cope with it, is launching a new 27-day program to improve both health and happiness, starting on January, 1st, 2015.

Peace of Mind and Body: 27 Days of Journaling to Health & Happiness is McCarthy’s journaling plan marketed by her company CreateWriteNow, which is dedicated to teaching people how to use daily journaling as a way of achieving self-discovery, personal transformation and health. It is already the fifth edition of the 27-day program and the most popular one offered by her company.

The program, which consistently beats its own participation records every year, is based on self exploration, healing and growth through the completion of a series of daily journaling exercises and prompts. The purpose is to help patients explore their personal challenges, rewire negative mindsets, and craft personal objectives — all in the same way that journaling helped McCarthy herself.

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“The 27 Days Challenge is best suited for experienced journalers who understand the importance of a daily pen-to-page practice,” said McCarthy. “Of course, both experienced journalers and beginners alike can benefit from journaling, but it’s so important to stay committed throughout the complete program. Understanding the importance—and impact—of staying on-track is the key to successful outcomes.”

MS patients and other people alike will be able to use program’s related eWorkbook, which includes tips, inspirations and recommendations, as well as the program’s social medial networks, in which patients can interact with one another. The 27-day Journaling Challenge is free of charge to patients, and only requires purchase of the eWorkbook, which can be purchased on the website.

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In addition to the program, CreateWriteNow also offers other helpful materials, since it publishes regular articles, journaling prompts, videos and eBooks and holds a number of interactive journaling challenges. Mari McCarthy founded the company to help others and share her own life experiences, as she uses journaling herself to cope with the severe and chronic disease multiple sclerosis.


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