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The Make Meaning Podcast

Nov 18, 2022

Merle Saferstein has been journaling since 1974, so when she decided to comb through her nearly 400 journals to create a book, she knew it would not be an easy endeavor. It has taken the better part of the last two decades to create LIVING AND LEAVING MY LEGACY, volume 1, which debuted in June 2022 to much acclaim. Volume 2 will be published in June 2023.

In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner interviews Merle Saferstein – the first guest to make a repeat appearance on the Make Meaning Podcast! – about journaling, legacy, ethical wills and writing on a daily basis to clear your mind and be a historian for your life. (Listen to Merle’s first interview on the Make Meaning Podcast here.)

In this episode, Lynne and Merle discuss: 

  • The process of creating her most recent book
  • Journaling for self-care and compassion
  • Why there are really no rules for journaling
  • How to create an ethical will
  • The power of writing first thing every morning
  • How journaling frees you up to write
  • Why a writer of nonfiction might consider journaling a great tool
  • Confronting uncomfortable topics

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