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    Search & Surrender: The Help and Hindrance of Journaling through Stress

    I had a somewhat excitable and volatile summer. I was regrouping from the news of de-railed plans earlier in the year, and my attention was scattered and unfocused. Even when I was conscious of staying grounded and calm, nothing seemed to be happening as it was “supposed” to happen and a few mishaps additionally shook my sense of center. By late summer/early fall, my stress levels were increasing with each day, and I realized I was going to have to implement a few changes and not wait too long for them to take effect. I didn’t even ask myself what…

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    Steampunk Journaling: Diary Writing in the Digital Age

    “As we try to understand the past, we try to understand ourselves in relation to the past.” ~Steven Marcus, The Other Victorians (quoted in Steffen Hantke’s “Difference Engines and Other Infernal Devices: History According to Steampunk.”) Steampunk is not usually associated…