I received this Bloom journal by Lynne Franks as a gift. It’s a guided journal through personal enlightenment. I like the bright colours and the exercises are fun.






There are five tabbed sections: Personal Growth, Well-being, Relationships, Work and Contribution. Each section is introduced with an inspirational paragraph or two from the author, followed by a series of exercises.




These exercises in the Well-Being section are about birthdays – which of course get harder to deal with as they increase in number. But these exercises ask you to focus on remembering happy occasions, articulating why they were so memorable and enjoyable, detailing specific presents that were meaningful and why, and a suggestion to make tomorrow a birthday of sorts – complete with a special gift and the ritual of lighting a candle.


The layout is inviting, with lots of white space and room to write.






There is a section at the end that wraps everything up, summarizing what you might have learned as you made your way through the journal. And there are blank pages at the very end for additional notes.

Bloom is listed on Amazon as a bargain book but it is no longer available from them. Lynne Franks has two other titles that could be worth checking out: The Seed Handbook: The Feminine Way to Create Business and Grow: The Modern Woman’s Handbook – How to Connect with Self, Lovers and Others.