FLOW. a brand new 30 Day Journal Project for you


Finding ease and FLOW in what matters most…

are you perhaps craving this as much as I am?

FLOW is our theme for the next 30 Day Journal Project that begins on January 1, 2015.

Can you imagine staying in the stream of creative FLOW…

no matter what is happening within or around you?

I just had a couple month’s long stretch with this – where the creative flow buoyed me up and floated me through some pretty rocky experiences, written about previously.

If you emailed me in November, I was deep in these creative waters and am slowing getting back to everyone. Something had to give! It was computer vs. studio time. The studio won! A giant victory for womankind – something else I’ll probably spill more about later. (Remind me to share about my wives and secretaries revelation). But for now, back to our topic of FLOW.

The creative river supported me – I stopped rowing upstream.

To stop rowing upstream…

(I hear you exhaling deeply)

this is just one of the many gifts that FLOW to us when cultivate a regular journaling practice.

rumi quote let yourself be silently drawn

The 30 Day Journal Project: What & Why

I designed this project to help you discover the magic that happens when you journal for 30 days.

30 days of prompts and ideas to inspire, motivate, and en-Courage you.

A creative community to support you. That’s my intention.

How it works:

FLOW brings you 30 days of inspiration and journaling prompts for 30 days — delivered to your email.

We begin January 1, 2015. That’s when you can look forward to the Day 1 prompt.

It’s totally free to participate. Sign up while you’re here, then you’ll wake up to something wonderful on New Year’s Day.

Get your free pass by putting your email address in the little sign-up box, below:

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30 Day Journal Project Registration (it’s totally free!)

When you register, you’ll be sent an email with additional *important* info. So…you’ll want to open and save it to make sure you get all of the course goodies. 

Repeat Participant? Awesome!

You’ll need to register again for this round, even if you participated in 2014. So we can play spam-free. Whee!

Share an Audacious Dream:

What if 10,000 people journaled together for 30 Days?

This was my audacious dream that launched the very first 30 Day Journal Project in January, 2014.

Since then, more than 4,000 journalers have participated from around the globe. All because of readers like you who shared their love and support of this project with others.

You can participate, too:

  1. Share this post
  2. Interview me about the project or write an article for your blog – send me an email from the contact page to arrange.
  3. Share your journaling pages and/or process by using the hashtag #30DAYJOURNAL on your social media posts.
  4. Do you have an awesome way to share audacious ideas? Lemme know. I’d love your suggestions and help.
  5. Add a cute badge to your blog, Facebook, and other social circles.

Join me for the FLOW: 30 Day Journal Project

Join me for the FLOW: 30 Day Journal Project

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Use this link to guide folks to the project sign-up page: http://www.lisasonora.com/30-day-journal-project/

Let’s do this!

Supplies: All you need to begin is a notebook and something to write with.

If you’ve taken other workshops with me, you can use those supplies, too. If not, you’ll see some great examples on the blog to try yourself.

There’s more goodness in store, including ways to connect with other participants, and get pretty visuals to print out for your journal, add to your Pinterest gallery, or share as you wish. All will be revealed when you sign up. Let’s get this party started!

The 30 Day Journal Project page has more background on this projects, Q&A, and some really beautiful messages from others who have participated – see the comments. Wow!

Speaking of Audacious Dreams…

Why Audacity is the Cure for Self-Doubt

My favorite audacious quote about creative flow (from one of my favorite creativity books of all time, Women Who Run with the Wolves, by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estès :


to be creative...on of my favorite quotes by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes


I made these (and the Rumi quote) for us to paste in our journals, share on Pinterest, etc. We’ll dig in to these more when we journal together in FLOW: 30 Day Journal Project


Did you sign up yet?

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30 Day Journal Project Registration (it’s totally free!)

p.s. Share your favorite creative flow quotes in the comments.

19 Responses to FLOW. a brand new 30 Day Journal Project for you

  1. Simon L January 6, 2015 at 5:03 am #

    Hi Lisa,

    This is my first attempt at journaling and I’m loving it so far… my pages are still rather more “list-like” than prose, butt I’ll work on that.

    One wee problem – I got the emails for days 1,2 and 3, but they now seem to have stopped?

    Any chance of resending me Days 4 and 5? I’ve downloaded the “printables”, but I’d love to read the accompanying articles…



    • Lisa Sonora January 6, 2015 at 9:34 am #

      Simon – Lists are fine! It’s a great way to start the writing flow.

      Sorry you are having trouble with email – it’s always an issue, no matter what I do on my end to do my part to make it work. That’s why absolutely EVERYTHING is posted on my blog – each day in January.

      Thanks for getting the printables, too! Are they helping with your journaling?

  2. Seth December 17, 2014 at 12:24 am #

    Staying in the creative flow.. this is exactly what I need. Oh have I been rowing upstream..

    • Lisa Sonora December 18, 2014 at 10:14 am #

      Seth – welcome! Glad you are here!

  3. Ann Claire Kay December 13, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    This is the first time I have ever participated in a project like this. I’m really looking forward to this.

    • Lisa Sonora December 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

      Ann – I’m always honored to hear this. Welcome!

  4. Eleanor December 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Looking forward to journaling with you again.

  5. Katherine Middleton December 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Lisa – I am so excited to step into another journey with you. I have spread my wings this past year through your inspiration, both as a write and as an artist. I am now able to play in my studio from dawn till well past dusk since I am no longer working…and can’t wait to find who I meet along the way.

    • Lisa Sonora December 11, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

      Katherine – wow! I’m so happy for you. Thanks for telling me. Awesome!

  6. Gwen Joynerwood December 6, 2014 at 2:31 am #

    I loved Roots Lisa and can’t wait for Flow. I always start the year with journaling and am so looking forward to this.

    • Lisa Sonora December 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

      Gwen – yay! I can’t wait either!

  7. Anne Dexter December 5, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    Thank you again Lisa, something wonderful to look forward too. I was very excited to find your email about this. I got so much from Root, and have lapsed in the last few weeks, so looking forward to this.

  8. Kim December 4, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Cannot wait to get started! This month marks one year into my battle with breast cancer, which I fully intend to beat! This journaling exercise is the perfect way to help me get these thoughts out of my head and onto the paper! Thank you so much!

  9. Monica December 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Yeah!! That is a great Christmas present! Thanks, Lisa! I hope you will have more classes next year also. I was unable to do the last beginner one.

    • Lisa Sonora December 11, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

      Monica – yes! I’ve got the whole year mapped out…stay tuned to here or in the next week’s email for the next course.

  10. Ellen Scholten December 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Really looking forward, even by knowing that I will not keep going till the end. Sometimes it’s just to hard to keep going every day! But I do enjoy creating – and that’s rather new. Thanks Lisa for this new opportunity.

  11. Jen Farrant December 4, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    thank you so much Lisa, I too got a lot from Roots, so I am greatly looking forward to this!

  12. Sharon Hall Shipp December 4, 2014 at 4:18 am #

    Looking forward to trying this – a great way to start the new year!

  13. Susann December 4, 2014 at 12:18 am #

    My gosh, I can hardly wait, Lisa! I got *so* much out of the ROOTS 30-day journal challenge this past summer. I took it twice, in fact. The first time, I started out fine but then Life Happened and unfortunately the challenge was one of the things that got nudged aside, although I kept all the prompts and posts. Second time around, though, I was able to focus fully on it and was amazed at the insights that kept popping up as I went. I used a notebook for that challenge and wound up with more words than art — not surprisingly, considering I’m a writer & words are my chosen art form. This time, though, I’m going to try to incorporate more visual, hands-on art. In fact, I may prepare an altered book as a journal to encourage a more tactile interaction with the page. It’s going to be interesting to see how the visual and the written word combine . . . or not. It’s going to be a really fabulous way to start 2015. Thanks!

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