The 52 Mondays series is an invitation to live seasonally and mindfully. It is a set of four seasonal mindfulness journals that invite you to primarily attune to your inner landscape or the emotional season you’re in as you also lean into what’s happening in the natural world.
My Seasonal Mindfulness Journals focus on noticing our emotional experience (or mind-body experience) in difference seasons as well as common life challenges and invitations to growth that women in the middle season of life might experience.
They’re meant to point us inward – to encourage us to “slow downward” as poet Michael Meade writes – and build a trusting and respectful friendship with ourselves as we navigate the ebb and flow of life.
This a beautiful journal that’s bringing me much joy and perspective right now. Krista has included brief weekly reflections and points to ponder with plenty of blank space for journaling freely. I’ll definitely buy the journal for other seasons as they come.Amazon Customer
52 Mondays: seasonal mindfulness journals offering you one Reflection for each Monday of the year
52 Mondays is a series of four pretty, soft-cover journals offering a seasonal reflection (and lovely art!) to start off each week with new food for thought and a hearty dose of hope & encouragement. Each of the weekly reflections (13 per seasonal journal) offers 3 prompts that invite you to “pause + consider” along with 8 dotted pages to sketch/doodle, journal your thoughts, or washi-tape in small seasonal treasures. Or, you may choose to use it as your bullet or gratitude journal.
If you practice lunar tracking or menstrual tracking, the 52 Mondays series will be a helpful accompaniment. Each week, orient yourself by naming the moon phase or season of your menstrual cycle that you’re in. Next read the weekly reflection and prompts, journal your response, and also take note of your current level of energy (inward/outward), creativity, mood, how your body feels overall, and any emotions or stories that are loud right now in your mind.
At the end of each season and journal, before moving on to the next, pause and reflect on any themes or patterns that you want to take into account in the year to come. For instance, do you notice that in autumn you need more rest built into your life? Or maybe next summer you want to be more careful about maintaining good boundaries rather than burning the candle at both ends. This is a way of tracking your patterns, or deepening self-awareness, and then harnessing what you learn for a sustainable and soul-honouring life in every new season.
The journals are undated and they’re light enough to keep in your bag to pull out when you have a few minutes here and there or you might keep it by your bed and make it part of your morning or evening routine. The journals are likely best suited for women from late 30s to early 70s.
The Winter Journal was published only three weeks after the death of my son when I was raw, numb, and trying to remember how to breathe. I updated the journal in May 2022 to feel a bit lighter and more reflective of my overall voice and vision.
↠ Please be careful to buy the right journal as someone made knock-offs of them.
I want you to know that you are touching lives all of the time, in profound and deep ways. Your beautiful seasonal journals are insightful and uplifting, a beautiful reminder of our connection to nature and the natural flow of life that is always present. I so appreciate what you have created. You have not only touched my life but these journals have been the perfect gift for friends and family.Pamela
How to Buy The seasonal journals
The Spring Session
The Summer Session
The Autumn Session
The Winter Session*uPDATED MAY 2022
*Prices are subject to slight change and the prices listed here are accurate as of May 2023
How to use the 52 Mondays Seasonal Mindfulness Journals
My journals, like the rest of my work and my life, follow a seasonal living framework. Harnessing the cyclical wisdom of nature, of our bodies and lives, helps us understand and love ourselves more fully as we work with instead of against our natural wiring.
It teaches us to embrace (rather than rail against) the common gifts and challenges of each season and meet significant life transitions with courage and intention. And it allows us to show up fully to our messy and beautiful lives, including our creative work and relationships, in a soul-honouring way.
There is no “perfect starting time” for each seasonal journal and depending on where you live in the world your sense of when each season begins can vary. Start each 13 week journal when it feels best to you but one option is to use the following schedule if you live in the northern hemisphere:
- Spring Session: Start at the vernal equinox (about March 21): day and night of equal length, marking the start of spring
- Summer Session: Start at summer solstice (June 20 or 21): longest day of the year, marking the start of summer
- Autumn Session: Start at autumnal equinox (about September 23): day and night of equal length, marking the start of autumn
- Winter Session: Start at winter solstice (December 21 or 22): shortest day of the year, marking the start of winter
A hearty thank you to everyone who takes the time to leave a review; reviews tell Amazon to show my journals to more people. Click on my author page here in the States, here in Canada, here in the UK, or here in Australia to find all four journals.
full set of seasonal journals: PDF Format $27
Each 13 week journal includes weekly seasonal reflections with lovely art and 3 optional prompts that invite you to “pause + consider” as you engage with the weekly reflection.
It is roughly a year since I started working with your first 52 Mondays journal and today I have completed them all (for the first but not last time!). This week’s final one for me from the Spring Session was ‘Freedom’ and it really resonates deep inside after the journey I have been on over the past 18 months or so. Your 52 Mondays provided a regular focus and purpose to ‘feel better’ on the very worst of days and darkest of times. Slow and steady, one small step then another. I am on my new way. You truly are an inspiration and a life saver in many ways that you may never know. Thank you so much.E.P.
I have enjoyed your 52 Monday Season series and just finished the Winter book up. This is such a wonderful, thought-provoking series and it speaks right to my heart. Your words feed my soul and provide guidance and healing on my journey.Jill McGuire
I love this journal! The prompts are super helpful for those of us that love the idea of journaling but feel crippled with the pressure of what to write. The writings that the author has included are so lovely.M.N.B.