Vitality in Motion

V.i.M. Journal

Creative journaling to look back, plan forward & be present.

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While many people have turned to digital calendars and apps to make plans and monitor their progress, there is something special about writing in a paper journal that uniquely engages the mind and senses to promote success and achievement.

This journal covers 12 weeks. If you pay attention to taking care of your body for 12 weeks, you can remake your body and build your health promoting habits.

In addition, it will be even more effective and fun if you do this with an accountability partner. Share as much or as little detail as you want. Have fun with it.

I invite you to use this journal any time you want to feel better, boost your health or improve your personal or work life.

  • If you feel overwhelmed, anxious, lost, or confused, this journal will help you identify what area(s) of your life are working well, and see where there may be gaps or potential areas for improvement or focus. (Example: When you recognize some corners are colored in more often than others or your ratings trend up or down.)
  • If you are inspired to improve your health and relationships, sleep better, have more energy, get stronger, and achieve more, this journal can be another support along that journey by helping you to monitor progress related to your goals and aspirations. (Example: By regularly reflecting every 7 days.)
  • If you want to keep a journal of your personal growth and self-care, the visual symbols and daily rating will simplify the review of your past and make it easier to recognize life choice patterns. (Example: By paging through the journal and quickly scanning the pages with similar ratings or (un)colored corners.)

By taking moments at either end of your day, coloring in and jotting down notes, you will focus your mind, accomplish your daily intentions and goals, and then reflect and plan ahead. (See some samples shared below.)

As you move through the journal, you will be logging your journey.  The process of enhancing self-awareness and deliberately establishing habits will enable you to feel your best and therefore, achieve your best. Enjoy the journey. Enjoy tapping into your Vitality in Motion.


Naomi Parrella, MD, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM

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Monday, May 16

Today is Monday, May 16, 2022.  Looking up to the sky imagining all the possibilities. A quote by Jack Kerouac. “Maybe that’s what life is—a wink of the eye and winking stars.” Photo taken by Brad West Continuing a Magical May!  This month, we explore things that can make us HAPPY.  Being happy can enhance … Continue reading Monday, May 16

Friday, May 13

Today is Friday, May 13, 2022.  Wondering how can I be helpful today? A quote by:  Helen Keller. “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”  Photo taken by: Fran Lee Continuing a Magical May!  This month, we explore things that can make us HAPPY, … Continue reading Friday, May 13

Wednesday, May 11

Today is Wednesday May 11, 2022.  Feeling the breeze cooling me from the warming sun. A quote by: Atul Gawande “I said there are at least two kinds of satisfaction, however, and the other comes from human connection.  It comes from making others happy, understanding them, loving them.” Photo taken by: Erin Donalson We continue … Continue reading Wednesday, May 11

Monday, May 9

Today is Monday May 9, 2022.  Appreciating the pleasant aromas flowers provide. A quote by Lady Bird Johnson.  “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Photo taken by: Fran Lee We continue this Magical May!  This month, we explore things that can make us HAPPY, even for a brief moment.  Being happy can enhance your life, boost … Continue reading Monday, May 9


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