The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

Ep. 3: Social Worker, Wellness Coach, and IAJW Director, Lynda Monk

May 03, 2022 Eric Teplitz Episode 3
The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
Ep. 3: Social Worker, Wellness Coach, and IAJW Director, Lynda Monk
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Lynda Monk is a registered social worker, certified life coach, and the director of the International Association for Journal Writing. She is the co-editor of "Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing" as well as the forthcoming book, "The Great Book of Journaling". 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 the international bestseller: "Inspiration for a Woman's Soul: Choosing Happiness". She developed Life Source Writing - a reflective journaling practice for self-discovery, self-care, wellness, and creativity - and produced the Creative Wellness Guided Meditations. Lynda regularly teaches, writes, and speaks on the healing and transformational power of journaling and expressive writing. She lives with her family on Salt Spring Island, BC (Canada).

Lynda Monk Links:
Lynda's website: https://www.lyndamonk.com/
International Association for Journal Writing: https://iajw.org/

Books:
Co-edited by Lynda:
Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients
The Great Book of Journaling
Co-authored by Lynda:
Writing Alone Together
Lynda, a contributing author to:
Inspiration for a Woman's Soul
Recommended by Lynda:
Writing Begins with the Breath

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a free coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a free preview of Eric's online course "Opening to Greater Possibilities": https://ericteplitz.thinkific.com/

The Person You Want to Be intro
Introducing Lynda Monk
Childhood dreams
"You can't just visit strangers"
Three answers to the career question in high school
A pen pal in Switzerland
"I was a surprise wedding gift"
The Children's Aid Society
Suicide intervention work
Switching to medical social work
"How do you not get traumatized from doing this?"
Lots of changes at once
Venturing into entrepreneurship
The significance of Lynda's journaling practice
Trusting the Universe
"Life is to be lived now"
"I will help people more by taking care of myself"
"We often undervalue care in our society"
"Writing allowed me to keep breathing..."
The IAJW membership community