About the Author

About the Author



Who is Queen Willow, 

well depending on who you ask  the response may be different. I am a mother, grandmother ( actually a Nana lol ) , a sister, daughter, caretaker, friend, coworker, neighbor ,an  aunt, or cousin.  (you get the point) Queen Willow is a woman who has experienced love, hurts, triumphs as well as failures, happiness, sadness, loneliness , and losing loved ones to death.


 2022 our world changed. We were hit with a Pandemic, Covid 19.

Our lives were about to be uprooted in ways we could have never expected.  The US, China, Italy, Mexico, we as a people were experiencing this Pandemic. Everyone everywhere was told to stay home, hospitals were overloaded, schools were shut down, people dying everywhere. In the US riots ,the White House was in chaos, many divided on  wearing masks and getting vaccines. Businesses were forced to shut down, people had no income to take care of their families, not to mention we could not visit one another due to COVID.  



 Through all of this chaos I found myself doing a great deal of soul searching.  I was faced with my personal  life changing choices that needed to be made during all of this chaos and I had no idea what was going on in the world, not to mention how my next choices would affect my life and the life of those I love.


 I noticed that the things I  was experiencing, hearing, seeing and feeling abound me were causing me a lot of anxiety.


Things had gotten so bad that  I did not want to leave the house.

 I could not watch the news, it was making me feel overwhelmingly emotional and lost. My kids (that are all adults with children of their own) would call and ask for advice on things that were going on.  Sadly I was at a total loss.  I found myself telling my kids “ hey I have never seen , experienced or even heard about anything like we are experiencing now, I don’t know if things will go back to normal or keep getting worse.”  You have to do what feels right for you.”

 Wow, is this  the only response I have for my children, that I love with everything within me?  At this point, I realized that I had tapped out mentally and emotionally. I was functioning  on autopilot.


 I needed an outlet, a way to get a handle on what was going on in my head and heart. I started asking myself some quick questions ! How do I become grounded, and feel supported? I needed a full view of  my current situation while taking inventory of my thoughts, feelings, and  fears, so that I could have a clear plan to  help me navigate in this new world. 


Growing up, journaling for me  was very helpful when  I would find myself  feeling overwhelmed  or  frustrated.  It was a place where I could express my feelings and thoughts that left me feeling all over the place. Journaling was very grounding and helpful. It was a safe outlet where I could express in words my inner thoughts and feelings. 

As I have gotten older I have found this to be an empowering essential  tool in my healing and spiritual growth. “Personally I truly believe that writing is a portal to our very soul .”


Journaling for me  is like  my mental medical health record .  When I write, I pour out everything on paper just as I am feeling it , at the moment I do not try to analyze it , I just release (pour out my soul in words) step away, take a deep breath and exhale.

 

 I started to notice my journaling in 2020 was different, most likely because of everything that was going on in the world around me. What I was seeing and what others were saying to me and around me were definitely  making a big impact on how I was viewing myself and others  around me.


 Just as going to a doctor, things need to be reviewed and researched. What caused these feelings that are being experienced?

When did I  start feeling these symptoms, who was around, what did I hear, what was said to me or in my presence, how did I respond, what did I do to try to make these feelings go away.

My chart (journal) some days were  “Code Red” other days I just needed a little antibiotic and fluids.


It was time to do more guided journaling. “Getting to Know Myself on all Levels”   A 90 day guided journal collection that breaks down what we see and hear on a daily basis. What are others saying to us or around us on a daily basis? How do these things make us feel about ourselves and others around us? How does it make us feel and what do we want to change moving forward?  

 It was time to dig deep and embrace all of me so that I could heal and be truly happy with myself and those around me.  


This structured journaling helped me get a grasp on my feelings and intentions moving forward.  It enabled me to take a real look at not only my surroundings but also how I was interacting with others around me. The more honest I was the better I started to feel. I was giving myself permission to feel whatever I was feeling without any judgment or repercussion for expressing how I was truly feeling inside. 

situation while taking inventory of my thoughts, feelings, and fears, so that I could have a clear plan to help me navigate in this new world.

Growing up, journaling for me was very helpful when I would find myself feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. It was a place where I could express my feelings and thoughts that left me feeling all over the place. Journaling was very grounding and helpful. It was a safe outlet where I could express in words my inner thoughts and feelings.
As I have gotten older I have found this to be an empowering essential tool in my healing and spiritual growth. “Personally I truly believe that writing is a portal to our very soul .”

 Queen Willows Journals & Inspirational Gifts came to birth, because of my journey.

I desire to inspire others to experience  this empowering healing energy of  guided journaling. Open the portals of your soul and begin to understand yourself on a more in depth level, become attuned with your responses to the things that are going on in the world around you.

Journaling allows you to trust your intuition  (gut) because you are intune with yourself and your true thoughts ,feelings and intentions. As you embrace the benefit of guided journaling, you will notice how quickly your healing process will begin. 

Happy Journaling, 

Enjoy & Be Blessed