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Journal Prompts Are Back!

We at Cactus Cancer Society believe that a writer is someone who writes, no matter how much experience you have writing. As part of our ongoing work to keep your creative juices flowing, we offer weekly journal prompts delivered right to your inbox. While our commitment to offering you creative, quality writing prompts remains the same, you’ll be seeing a few new names in your inbox as the authors of these prompts!

Our previous author and Cactus Cancer Society program mainstay, Jean Rowe, has hand-picked these individuals, so we know you’ll love them as much as we do. Please give a warm welcome to the following authors:

Linda Barnes, MS, CAPF, CJF.

Linda is a life-long writer who aspires to ignite the creativity in others through group facilitation in journaling and poetry. She conducts online classes via the Therapeutic Writing Institute and Journalversity (both divisions of the Center for Journal Therapy). Linda offers a free weekly column that includes a poem with writing prompts and facilitates writing workshops in her community and at professional conferences. She also incorporates art therapy techniques in her writing groups to enhance participants’ experiences.

Nancy Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, CJT

Nancy is a clinical social worker, writer, wellness coach, journal/poetry
therapist and international trainer in both methods, based in Connecticut and New York. She enjoys using the natural ability of the expressive arts to boost her own and her clients’ resilience. Learn more about her business Change Your Narrative LCSW PLLC at

Brenda Hudson, CJF

Brenda is a writing teacher, author, and certified journal facilitator. She leads writing workshops where participants create unique stories and books of themselves using journaling and book arts techniques. You can learn more about Brenda at

Karen Newcomb, MS, LMFT

Karen, LMFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA and facilitates writing groups for survivors in cancer centers throughout the Bay Area. She is also a cancer survivor. You may contact her at:

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