TGGC #50: The healing power of journaling with Katie Dalebout.

Through her blog, podcasts, videos, and courses, millennial blogger, speaker, and podcast host Katie Dalebout curates inspired wisdom that guides people to go deep and sift through the thoughts clouding their minds. She’s the author of the Amazon best-selling book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling.

She helps people develop a positive image of their bodies by embracing their creativity and personality outside of their physicality and she’s on a mission to share journaling tools that invoke deeper authenticity and self awareness. 

In this episode we talk about her journey of using journaling in her recovery from eating disorder, why she thinks journaling is such a powerful practice for personal development, what her journaling practice looks like, how to get the most out of journaling, and some of her favourite journaling tools that she shares in her book.


In this episode we talk about:

  • How overwhelming it can be when we have a lot of choice and how creating plans or routines can help alleviate that overwhelm
  • What transcendental meditation is and how this practice has been transforming Katie’s life
  • Her journey of becoming obsessed with self-help and how, as she eventually ran into the limit of what she could gain from other people’s content, she eventually stumbled upon the practice of journalling
  • How Katie approaches journaling: what her practice looks like and how she uses it as a tool for healing, cultivating self-awareness, and working through the issues she’s facing
  • Why journaling is accessible for everyone, even if you don’t think of yourself as a writer (spoiler: if you can send a text, you can journal!)
  • The gratitude practice that Katie is using right now
  • The radical honesty and vulnerability it takes to truly tap into the benefits of journaling
  • Katie’s beliefs around manifesting and what her manifestation process looks like


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Where to find Katie online



Podcast art by Ella Masters.