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Magazine

The Global Journal: Issue 3

The 3rd issue of The Global Journal is now here!

Pricing:

You can buy the third issue of GloJo now for $4.99.

New issues will be released the 1st of every month.

Psst: all JoClub members will receive a free copy as a perk of their membership! If you aren’t a member and want to join us, click here.

Purchase Now:

If you purchased the GloJo but didn’t receive the download link, send us an email at jo@joannafranco.com.

PS: By joining JoClub, you don’t only get access to the magazine, but have the opportunity to help create it!


Table of Contents for Every Issue:

Letter From The Editor

  • Note from Jo

All Things Journaling

  • Monthly Check-In
  • Journaling Tip
  • Tarot Readings with journaling prompts

JoClub Global

  • Featured Country
  • Polyglot Journaling
  • Around The World

Mental Health

  • Doctor’s Note
  • Testimonial
  • Anonymous Entry

Entertainment

  • Poem of the Month
  • Recommendations (music, quick laugh, tv shows, movies)

About

  • All Things JoClub
  • Meet The Team
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Event

JoClub Connections Session!

Come join us for a Sunday of journaling to get CONNECTED and COLLAB with your new favorite people you haven’t met yet!

JoClub has two meetings every month on Zoom, where we journal together from all over the world creating a discussion group that’s basically therapy for the soul. We’d love to invite you for a hangout! This meeting will be focused around Connections and Collabs where we’ll identity connections, and then make some new ones with collaborative writing projects.

DETAILS:

When: Sunday, September 19th, 12:00 pm est – 1:30 pm est

Price: $5/ticket, 30 spots available + a free copy of The Global Journal

Location: Once your ticket is secured, you’ll be redirected to a page with the Zoom Link. The meeting will be recorded and sent via email afterward for rewatching.

Who: Journalers of all levels are welcome, bring an open mind, a journal, and a good pen and get ready to motivate yourself for this next chapter of your life.

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Magazine

The Global Journal – Issue 2

The 2nd issue of The Global Journal is now here!

Pricing:

You can buy the second issue of GloJo now for $7.99.

New issues will be released the 1st of every month.

Psst: all JoClub members will receive a free copy as a perk of their membership! If you aren’t a member and want to join us, click here.

Purchase Now:

If you purchased the GloJo but didn’t receive the download link, send us an email at jo@joannafranco.com.

PS: By joining JoClub, you don’t only get access to the magazine, but have the opportunity to help create it!


Table of Contents for Every Issue:

Letter From The Editor

  • Note from Jo

All Things Journaling

  • Monthly Check-In
  • Journaling Tip
  • Tarot Readings with journaling prompts

JoClub Global

  • Featured Country
  • Polyglot Journaling
  • Around The World

Mental Health

  • Doctor’s Note
  • Testimonial
  • Anonymous Entry

Entertainment

  • Poem of the Month
  • Recommendations (music, quick laugh, tv shows, movies)

About

  • All Things JoClub
  • Meet The Team
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Magazine

The Global Journal – Issue 1

What is The Global Journal?

The Global Journal is a place where you’ll read the insides of intimate thoughts, get bonus prompts based on zodiac signs and tarot cards, receive advice from the editor, Jo Franco, read a journal entry about a featured country written by one of our global members, check in with mental health and wellness resources, peek at juicy anonymous entries, and get inspired with arts and entertainment recommendations!

This new monthly digital magazine is where JoClub members share the insides of their journal entries, insights and passions, leaving you inspired, and connecting you to the community.



Pricing:

You can buy the first issue of GloJo now for $7.99.

Please note, if you bought our preview during the presale window, you should have already received this first issue in your inbox!

New issues will be released the 1st of every month.

Psst: all JoClub members will receive a copy as a perk of their membership! If you aren’t a member and want to join us, click here.

Purchase Now:

If you purchased the GloJo but didn’t receive the download link, send us an email at jo@joannafranco.com.

PS: By joining JoClub, you don’t only get access to the magazine, but have the opportunity to help create it!


Table of Contents for Every Issue:

Letter From The Editor

  • Note from Jo

All Things Journaling

  • Monthly Check-In
  • Journaling Tip
  • Tarot Readings with journaling prompts

JoClub Global

  • Featured Country
  • Polyglot Journaling
  • Around The World

Mental Health

  • Doctor’s Note
  • Testimonial
  • Anonymous Entry

Entertainment

  • Poem of the Month
  • Recommendations (music, quick laugh, tv shows, movies)

About

  • All Things JoClub
  • Meet The Team
Categories
Event

JoClub Power Session!

Come join us for a Sunday of journaling to get POWERED UP for life!

JoClub has two meetings every month on Zoom, where we journal together from all over the world creating a discussion group that’s basically therapy for the soul. We’d love to invite you for a hangout! This meeting will be focused around Power, what is it, how to channel it, and what to do if you’re in need of it! Looking forward to seeing you there!

DETAILS:

When: Sunday, August 1st, 12:00 pm est – 1:30 pm est

Price: $7/ticket, 30 spots available + a free copy of The Global Journal

Location: Once your ticket is secured, you’ll be redirected to a page with the Zoom Link. The meeting will be recorded and sent via email afterward for rewatching.

Who: Journalers of all levels are welcome, bring an open mind, a journal, and a good pen and get ready to motivate yourself for this next chapter of your life.

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Magazine

Meet “The Global Journal”

If you’re tired of scrolling the internet for inspiration to evolve your mind and nourish your soul but keep coming across vapid content, we got you covered! The JoClub members have banned together to create every introvert’s dream digital magazine.

Meet The Global Journal, a place where you’ll read the insides of intimate thoughts, get bonus prompts based on zodiac signs and tarot cards, receive advice from the editor, Jo Franco, read a journal entry about a featured country written by one of our global members, check in with mental health and wellness resources, peek at juicy anonymous entries, and get inspired with arts and entertainment recommendations!

This new monthly digital magazine is where JoClub members share the insides of their journal entries, insights and passions, leaving you inspired, and connecting you to the community.

Price & Presale Information:

If you buy the first issue of GloJo (cute nickname) during the presale window (now until August 1st) you’ll pay $4.99. Please note, if you buy in the presale window, you will receive a preview version, with an updated version in your inbox on August 1st. Any purchases after August 1st will be $7.99. New issues will be released the 1st of every month.

Psst: all JoClub members will receive a copy as a perk of their membership! If you aren’t a member and want to join us, click here.

Buy the Presale Here!

If you purchased the preview and didn’t receive the download link, send us an email at jo@joannafranco.com.

PS: By joining JoClub, you don’t only get access to the magazine, but have the opportunity to help create it!

Thanks for building this movement with us!

Table of Contents for Every Issue:

Letter From The Editor

  • Note from Jo

All Things Journaling

  • Monthly Check-In
  • Journaling Tip
  • Tarot Readings with journaling prompts

JoClub Global

  • Featured Country
  • Polyglot Journaling
  • Around The World

Mental Health

  • Doctor’s Note
  • Testimonial
  • Anonymous Entry

Entertainment

  • Poem of the Month
  • Recommendations (music, quick laugh, tv shows, movies)

About

  • All Things JoClub
  • Meet The Team
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Ebooks

Motivation Ebook

You guys get to be to guinea pigs for the new JoClub prompts ebooks!

This ebook is a part of a series of prompt guides designed to get your mind and soul thinking about the themes. Each prompt was selected to take you on a journey, and in this case, we’re talking about motivation – how to get it, keep it, and where it comes from.

Here’s a preview of the goods:

  • The book contains an introduction section
  • 36 handpicked prompts in the theme of motivation.
    • 17 questions about your “why”
    • 7 questions to get you out of your head
    • 12 questions to give you an extra push
    • a review section once the prompts are completed
    • a game plan section to create your motivational road map
  • each prompt includes a provocative “food for thought” paragraph to get your mind going

Price: $7.99 for priceless introspection ❤️

If completed, this ebook will help you get to the root of your motivations, and create new modes for getting a pep in your step.

This ebook is perfect for someone who’s feeling burnt out, or wants to uncover a passion for something new. It’s also great for over-achievers that do a lot, but don’t really know where they’re going. The questions are designed to be used time and time again.

Shop our other ebooks here.

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Ebooks

Self-Awareness Ebook

You guys get to be to guinea pigs for the new JoClub prompts ebooks!

This ebook is a part of a series of prompt guides designed to get your mind and soul thinking about the themes. Each prompt was selected to take you on a journey, and in this case, we’re exploring the differences between our ego, and our conscious so we can shed those insecurities and make room for real growth.

Here’s a preview of the goods:

  • The book contains an introduction section
  • 36 handpicked prompts in the theme of self-awareness
    • 12 questions about your “roots”
    • 10 questions about your “wings”
    • 6 questions to keep you balanced
    • 8 questions about self-love
    • a review section once the prompts are completed
  • each prompt includes a provocative “food for thought” paragraph to get your mind going

Price: $7.99 for priceless introspection ❤️

If completed, this ebook will help you uncover gems locked within you, and will shed away insecurities for the real growth the begin.

Perfect for someone who’s just getting started with journaling, or someone who’s been on the journey for a while. The questions are designed to be used time and time again.

Shop our other ebooks here.

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Ebooks

Love & Relationships Prompts Ebook

You guys get to be the guinea pigs for the new JoClub prompts ebooks!

This ebook is a part of a series of guides designed to get your mind and soul thinking about their respective themes. Each prompt was selected to take you on a journey, and in this case, we’re talking about matters of the heart.

Here’s a preview of the goods:

  • The book contains an introduction section
  • 36 handpicked prompts in the theme of love and relationships
    • 12 questions on romantic love
    • 8 questions about friendship
    • 6 questions about family dynamics
    • 9 questions about self-love
    • a review section once the prompts are completed
  • each prompt includes a provocative “food for thought” paragraph to get your mind going

Price: $7.99 for priceless introspection ❤️

If completed, this ebook will help you get to your relationship with connections, love, and matters of the heart.

Perfect for someone who’s in a relationship, someone who’s single, someone who’s heartbroken, or looking for love. Really, it’s perfect for anyone who feels things – even if you’re mainly committed to your relationship with yourself.

Shop our other ebooks here.

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Food for Thought

What Journaling Has Meant in 2020

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I’ve been journaling for as long as I can remember. From the heartache I felt at age 7 when a school friend broke a pinky promise right up to the recent exhilaration of hauling a Christmas tree through my neighborhood- past deserted restaurants with chairs stacked up against the windows- at age 25. 

And journaling, like Christmas traditions, has been one of the things I’ve tried to keep up this year despite this pesky global pandemic. 

During the first lockdown period here in Paris, my journaling reflected the novelty of the experience. In a fluffy pink, heart-shaped notebook I scribbled daily recounts of life inside: watching the president’s speeches on TV, talking to friends on the street from our living room window, choreographing dance routines for my flatmates and even venturing into an activity I’d never envisioned for my life: cooking. I wrote about everything, e v e r y t h i n g. A quick flick through my lockdown journal has reunited me with profound entries about how much I (still) love Gwen Stefani’s song “Cool”, impressive results from a new eyelash curler, and a note on how nice it was to eat macaroni and cheese in the bath. One entry from March reads, in its entirety, “Today, Friday, I did a barre workout in my living room. It hurt my arse.” 

I used all the colors of the rainbow to journal- metallic gel pens, bright purple calligraphy markers, glitter glue, stickers… everything was fun and funny. I was living something that would one day be in the history books, and I was creating a bright pink fluffy one of my own. I rarely looked inwards or adopted a serious tone. Looking back, perhaps this was because, subconsciously, I didn’t want to even begin to try to understand the absurd reality we had begun living in. Or maybe it actually was fun, in its own, strange little way. Back then, we didn’t know, of course, how long all this was going to last. I was happy to participate in collective responsibility by doing a whole lot of nothing.

Our summer of (cautious) freedom in France meant the end of my daily journaling. It was almost like I was happy to be rid of it- I had an actual life again and didn’t need to invent one in a notebook!

And then the second lockdown came. This time, to put it lightly, I no longer wanted to reach for anything pink and fluffy. I felt blue, the bluest. 

The contents of my journal came to resemble the sad, restless, sometimes despairing tone of entries from trying times in my late teens and early twenties. Not the kind of headspace I had been hoping to return to. It’s like I began treating my journal like people at my Christian high school told us not to treat God- as something we turned to and used only in our darkest times. While I’m in no way religious (and certainly do not consider my journal a deity, no matter how much I worship my own handwriting), I do feel like I used to be much better at turning to my journal to document everything I’m grateful for and blessed to have. I don’t want its pages to be filled only with doom and gloom- if nothing else, it’s no fun to reread. This is part of the reason why it’s been so important to us to have JoClub prompts that directly ask us to stop and smell the roses.

Another change in my journaling this year came in the form of JoClub. For the first time in my life, I had something that was usually so solitary become a collective experience. I met strangers from all corners of the world- and not only did I meet them, I met their inner thoughts, the pages of their journals, their triumphs and heartbreaks and fears and frustrations. In a year where it was more important than ever to remember that I was not alone, JoClub gave me exactly that. Reminders that my worries were found on the journal pages of so many others, too. That we were in this together, all clumsily trying to figure it out.

So this year, whether happy or hopeless, journaling has been a salve when I’ve really needed it, a distraction when I’ve wanted one, and, sometimes, an inadequate search for comfort. 

It hasn’t managed to be a bandaid for this horrid year, but it has often felt like tending to a wound- even if this has sometimes meant picking at the scab, then redressing it, only to watch it start bleeding once more. Importantly, it has at least reminded me that this wound, like all the rest, will one day heal.

What has journaling meant for you this year?

Article by Alyssa Perrott

About JoClub

JoClub is an online movement. It’s an Instagram page with daily journal prompts, and it’s also a membership program that includes daily emails, a discord group, and fortnightly Zoom calls where members share journal entries and write new ones live, together. 

JoClub, above all, is a community, inclusive of every type of journaler. Follow us on Instagram for daily prompts!