Journaling for Insight & Inspiration with Andrea Leda (Tea Time Podcast Episode 4)

Journaling for Insight & Inspiration with Andrea Leda (Tea Time Podcast Episode 4)

Plum Deluxe Tea Time is the podcast where we bring you thoughtful conversations about what it means to create moments that matter and how we can show up as the best version of ourselves in the moments of life that are important to us.

We’ve talked a lot about journaling on our blog (and have a variety of journaling prompts in our archives), so we were ready to take our writing practice to the next level – that’s why we invited spiritual mentor, life coach, and journaling expert Andrea Leda.

Andrea calls herself a spiritual leader for the soul seeker. In addition to coaching, she hosts a variety of immersive events with a focus on journaling and inner work. In this conversation, we go deep into the art and magic of journaling, and share a variety of journaling prompts and tips for making journaling work for you (hint: journaling does not require lots of time!)

Let’s dive into this powerful conversation.

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Show Notes

Andrea writes a powerful blog and newsletter which you can find at She is also on Instagram. Don’t miss her upcoming event, Awaken.

Andrea and Andy mention and recommend some of the exercises in The Artist’s Way. Other books mentioned are Cheryl Strayed, Brave Enough and Journal to the Self by Cathleen Adams and for beginning journalers, Journalution. For something on the deeper level, consider Writing to Wake the Soul.

This quote was also a topic of conversation:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

List of journaling prompts:
– What are you grateful for?
– What are my hopes and dreams?
– If I gave myself the space to really listen to my heart I would hear…
– What am I ready to let go of?
– If I knew I could not fail…
– If I knew success was inevitable, I would…
– If I gave myself radical compassion, I would…
– Things that I love…
– If I had a magic wand I would…

One of our blog articles is mentioned, Journaling: Throw Out the Rules

how often do we hit pause anymore?

Journaling for Insight & Inspiration with Andrea Leda (Tea Time Podcast Episode 4)

Andy Hayes

Andy Hayes is the founder and creator of Plum Deluxe. He authors our award-winning weekly email newsletter, The Blend and curates our popular organic tea of the month club.

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