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Lynda Monk is a Coach and a Registered Social Worker. She began writing for The Coaching Tools Company in 2012 about the art of journaling for coaches and the power of personal writing to help us heal and grow. Her expertise comes from decades of personal journaling and teaching journal writing as a tool for self-discovery and burnout prevention. She has also co-authored/co-edited 3 books on journal writing.

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About Lynda

Author Bio

Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC is the Director of the International Association for Journal Writing (, as well as founder of Thrive Training and Coaching. She is the co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection, as well as 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 is the co-editor, with Eric Maisel, of Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing (Routledge, 2021) and The Great Book of Journaling: How Journal Writing Can Support a Life of Wellness, Creativity, Meaning and Purpose (Mango, 2022).

Lynda also regularly teaches, writes, and speaks on the healing and transformational power of journaling and life writing.

She lives with her family on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Lynda's Articles

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INFOGRAPHIC: How & Why to Get Journaling!

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Journaling is a powerful tool to raise our self-awareness. It's a wonderful resource we can both use ourselves—and offer our clients Below is a beautiful co-created infographic. Emma-Louise and Lynda...