Lynda Monk

About Lynda Monk

Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC is a Registered Social Worker, a Writing for Wellness Coach and founder of Creative Wellness where writing, well-being and transformation. Lynda regularly speaks and teaches about reflective journaling and expressive writing as practices to enhance emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual health. Lynda offers transformational workshops, courses, online coaching programs, writing retreats, keynote speaking and guided journaling journeys. She is the author of Life Source Writing™: A Reflective Journaling Practice for Self-Discovery, Self-Care, Wellness and Creativity, and producer of the Creative Wellness Guided Meditations CD. She is also the co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journaling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection , and a contributing author to Choosing Happiness: Inspiration for a Women’s Soul (coming February 2015). Her book in progress is called Umbilical Cord: An Adoptee’s Memoir. She lives with her family on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada where she tries her best to write every day.
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Journaling: Powerful Questions Can Help You Find Inspiring Answers

Journaling with powerful questions leading the way can help you tap into your inner wisdom. This supports you to write and live authentically. You write beyond what you had for breakfast into the wide open space of questions and new self-awareness.

Journaling to Heal through Grief, Loss and “The Long Good-Bye”

Journaling is a powerful tool for healing through grief. Creative journaling exercises can be used for self-care and healing during times of grief, loss and transition – try them, you will see, your heart will heal and be comforted, one journal entry at a time.




Pen to Paper: Soulful, Loving and Guilt-Free Self-Care through Reflective Journaling

Soulful self-care is the way in which you care for and nourish the essence of who you are – past what you do, beyond all the roles that define you, it is how you turn inward to know, grow and care for yourself.




Write to Heal, Know, Grow and Care for Yourself with Reflective Journaling

We human beings have a both a hunger and a fundamental need to listen to our own inner worlds while paying attention to our outer worlds, in order to enhance our physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. It is a learned skill to attend to one’s inner life and to practice the art of self-awareness. Reflective journaling helps us slow down so that we can listen, breath, notice and simply