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Nurturing Relationships: Start a Circle Journey Book

Nurturing Relationships:  Start a Circle Journey Book

On New Year’s Day I was sitting in front of the fire thinking about my past and future, and realized that I had a feeling of loss about my relationship with my three sisters (we didn’t have any brothers).

We’ve always been very close, but now being in our forties and fifties and scattered throughout the country with each of us leading very busy lives, my feeling of connection to them had diminished. Also, when we are together, we’ve tended to fall back into the roles we had growing up, and that doesn’t sit well anymore, nor is it satisfying for our relationships since we’ve long since outgrown the patterns.

With hopes of breaking through to a more meaningful plateau, I started a Circle Journey Book with and for my sisters that New Year’s Day, sitting in front of the fire. I wrote in the book about my feelings, and mailed it to one of my sisters (as a surprise) to contribute her feelings and then pass it on to the next. The book has been transformative and moving for us all. The Circle Journey experience enabled us to break down barriers that would have been hard to remove otherwise.

You can easily fold one or more Circle Journey Books into your life and relationships. Circle Journey Books are blank, open books ready to capture a relationship’s journey. The idea of Circle Journey is about relationships, no matter what the relationship may be, or between how many.

You can make your Circle Journey Book as simple or involved as you want. First, write the names of the people sharing your unique book with you. The books come with fun stickers and special mailing envelopes, so you can fill out appropriate stickers for your book and envelopes.

The most important part of the Circle Journey Book is to start sharing it with someone or some people you care about.

I plan to start a few more Circle Journey Books with different sorts of relationships. For example, a Circle Journey Book between a parent and child might be a treasure beyond words.

To learn more, visit Circle Journey.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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2:49AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013


7:57AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:16AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

This is interesting!..plan to make one for my kids.This is a good start to be closer to them since I'm working miles away from them...:(

2:20AM PST on Jan 31, 2013


8:03PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thank you for interesting idea.

8:03PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thank you for interesting idea.

8:02PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thank you for interesting idea.

10:22AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012


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12:27AM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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