Word to the Mamas!

A big round of applause to all the mamas out there juggling children and holiday merriment. I know y’all are kicking it hard right now, and I want you to know that you totally rock! It’s not easy, making the holidays magically “happen,” while keeping up with all the everyday items.

Take a moment to acknowledge all the wonder & excitement you bring to the table, and give yourself a high five for keeping this train on the tracks. While you’re at it, why not give yourself the gift of a tune up. A time Out.

Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Repeat this high vibrational mantra:

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

Speaking of making the magic happen, this mantra instantly raises your vibration. You can’t overdose on this one either, so when you’re in a comfortable and safe space, give this peaceful prayer some of your band width.

“Peace in Body, Speech & Mind”

In Joy & Peace

Jen

 

December & January 2018 Workshop Schedule

Hi friends! Please join me for an Introduction to the HMS Log Book Workshop in a city near you…

12.17.18 Charleston, SC Buxton Books,

Book signing and 30 minute discussion, Q&A. 3 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/147418942695054/

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1.6.18 Atlanta, GA Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore,

Workshop: Make Every Day Auspicious, HMS Log Book Journal 3-5 pm (Check back for link to event) http://calendar.phoenixanddragon.com/Lists/PD%20Calendar/calendar.aspx

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1.8.18 Charleston, SC WildCraft,

Workshop: Make Every Day Auspicious, HMS Log Book Journal 6-8 pm (Check back for link to event)  https://www.wildcraftcharleston.com/workshops-events/

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1.13.18 Asheville, NC Violet Owl Wellness,

Workshop: Make Every Day Auspicious, HMS Log Book Journal 3-5 pm http://www.violetowlwellness.com/event

A few words about the workshops…

High Vibrational Tools for creating a Self-Care practice you will love.

Join the author of the HMS Log Book as she discusses the many facets of self-care involved in this unique journaling experience. We will focus on the Lunar phases included in the log book and how this ties into the Divine Feminine, as well as the power of intention setting and a daily practice of gratitude. We will also discuss and experiment with several types of meditation, including toning & chanting, as vibrational therapy you can do at home. No experience necessary and all are welcome.

Her Majesty’s Ship’s Log Book ~ This smart and beautifully organized journal is engineered to maximize your time and head space to make for efficient journaling. With a “Fill in the box” format, this unique journal invites you to log all the variables that affect the mind, body & spirit as you journey through each day. The HMS Log Book is a powerful tool for helping bring awareness to our cycles, patterns, strengths and opportunities for growth. Each page presents the daily moon phase and an inspirational quote from the world’s most beloved motivational and spiritual teachers, and so much more!

“know thyself”

 

Eventually, you begin to see your days as the product of your choices plus the exterior elements in play during this snapshot of the journey. Every day decisions versus the physical impact of those choices. When we can see these details and their conclusions on the pages of this journal day after day, our file of personal data dramatically increases. This in turn leads to a higher level of self-awareness which will support healthy decisions along the journey.

And with the compassionate, non-judgmental frame of mind the Captain’s Oath requires, your enhanced self-awareness allows you to logistically measure the quality of your choices against the way you want to feel. The awareness, as always, is the key, and journaling in the HMS Log Book is a fast track to becoming open to this awareness. Welcome to a lighthearted discussion that focuses on practical ways to ignite your Self-Care practice using some fun, fabulous high-vibrational tools & tips.

Let me know…

…if you are interested in hosting an HMS Log Book Workshop. I’ve got programs for all ages including teens. Please send all inquiries to jen@hmslogbook.com

 

With Grace & Gratitude

Jen

 

 

What inspired the creation of HMS Log Book?

Many years ago, I was a young, single mother with a full time job and not much extra time to focus on my self-care practice. I was struggling with some minor health issues that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, and felt that if I could get a handle on all the elements that affected me on a daily basis, that might shed some light on the root causes. Were these issues related to diet? Exercise? Menstrual cycle? Was it a physical response to stored, emotional “baggage?” Often times it seemed like my symptoms were more exaggerated at the full moon, but my rational mind rejected this as improbable. Or was it? I had many questions and no answers.

I began to notice this urge from my intuition to create a method for tracking all the variables that affected me throughout the day. Good idea, I thought. The problem was that every time I sat down to do this, the blank pages of my journal always got the better of me. I would stare at the page trying to remember all the details of the day, and…nothing. The blankness of the page seemed to produce a blankness in my brain. Like most women juggling children, home, and career, I was pretty wiped out by the end of the day and my brain was not interested in a long process of analyzation. I decided I needed more inspiration, and began to search for a journal that would be a little more helpful. I searched far and wide and thankfully, found nothing.

It was this intense need to understand my inner workings that led me to create the HMS Log Book. I knew I couldn’t be the only one who was too busy to square off with a blank journal every day. I needed the questions to be there waiting for me so that all I had to do was come up with the answers. The single mother’s question, “do I have to do everything?” certainly played a big role here! I needed prompts, an efficient format, and hey, what about the moon? This led me to settle on a fill-in-the-blank experience which radically reduces the amount of time needed to journal every day. Women need efficiency, and I was determined to fill this void for all of us.

The first draft of the Log Book was created on a spreadsheet roughly twelve years ago after an extensive period of research. I went through many rounds of edits and printed a few copies for friends and family to try out. Rudimentary as it was, the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The women of the world need this, I determined. It would take several more years before I arrived at the appropriate time to refocus on my dream of publishing the journal. My daughter, now in high school, was independent enough that I felt I could jump into the unfamiliar world of self-publishing.

In true entrepreneurial spirit, I refinanced my home, quit my job and began writing. With the help of my fabulous graphic designer Braxton, the HMS Log Book quickly took shape, and within three months I had published the very first journal. Aside from the privilege of being parent, the process of creating and distributing the journal to women all over the world has been the most rewarding experience of my life. When I hear a woman in her sixties tell me that after only a few months of journaling in the Log Book she has learned things about herself that she didn’t know, my heart is overwhelmed with satisfaction and gratitude. And I hear this type of feedback all the time.

Socrates claimed that the unexamined life is not worth living, and I agree. Self-Care is the cornerstone of self-awareness, and I am so proud to be able to lovingly contribute to this cause. The HMS Log Book is now in its seventh edition and going strong. Welcome to the Self-Care Revolution!

An Interview with Art Mag

As modern folks, we get pretty caught up in the busy of our lives.

Even our kids are busier than they’ve ever been. Jennifer M. Snyder, a modern woman of many gifts, observes that “self-care goes out the window first,” when life gets crazy. “If the ship goes down, we can’t help anyone,” and thus begins the first of many clever maritime metaphors.

The HMS Log Book is a beautiful specimen of a journal. The cover is velvety feeling, and for those of us who still prefer a perfect-bound book to the cold indifference of a tablet, this is important. This journal presents an easy-to-use forum to efficiently log each day, much in the way that ship captains of yesteryear would catalog the activities of each day at sea and at port, to be intimately acquainted with their ship inside and out.

Use this handsome journal to get to know your own ‘Her Majesty’s Ship.’ The journal is divided in two parts per year, to keep the size manageable—so you can easily tote it far and wide. Purchase 2016 Part One now to get started immediately or Part Two to start journaling on July 1.

“To be fully empowered in all areas of our lives, to create more health, love, harmony, and laughter, the Log Book is a must have tool for transformation. What I adore most, and what makes this journal stand out, is the big picture perspective it is teaching us,” says Elli Richter, a life coach and fitness guru in Charleston.

We are charting our own journey with the HMS Log Book, and this year in particular is very special as your faithful editor prepares for her wedding. Snyder remarks that women (and men!) of all stripes use it for different reasons—one expectant mother plans to document it all and share it with her daughter years down the road. Whatever motivates you to do it, we believe that this tool will help you take a moment each day to focus on yourself and work on that very important relationship— knowing and caring for yourself.

Literary Review
by Stacy Huggins

HMS Log Book by Jennifer M. Snyder

Praise for HMS Log Book

Thankful to have discovered this book!
2017 Part 1 will be my 3rd logbook, and I honestly don’t know how I ever made it without this journal! I have used this book as a tool to enrich my spiritual life, remain focused at work, set my personal goals for the future, and evaluate my past to realize where I am on my journey. I fill each page to the brim with notes, feelings, and daily activities, and I also use it as a tool to grade and evaluate the quality of my energy so that I can better focus on the specific areas of my life that need improvement. I was in a tragic car accident as a child that caused damage to my temporal lobes (severely affecting my memory) and filling out the pages in this book has been a blessing because it has given me my life back. I can look back on all of the days that otherwise would have been lost and forgotten – and that to me is priceless. I strongly recommend this book to any woman who is searching for that “something” ..because this book will help you discover it. Give it a try and I promise you won’t be disappointed.
~ Amazon Customer

To be fully empowered in all areas of our lives, to create more health, love, harmony, and laughter, the HMS Log Book is a must have tool for transformation. What I adore most, and what makes this journal stand out, is the big picture perspective it is teaching us.
~ Elli Richter, life coach and fitness guru, Charleston, SC

I’m loving the HMS Log Book – it’s so helpful to have a daily invitation to pause and reflect on my intention, my habits, and my emotional state (and in a way that’s simple and do-able, and doesn’t take too much time, which means I’ll actually do it!). I see how, by tracking my daily rhythms and routines, I’ll be better able to get a big-picture perspective on what’s working and what’s not working in my life – seeing how my choices and intentions each day affect the results I’m trying to create. Also loving the inspiring quotes for each day, and the way that astrological info is woven in and made totally accessible and easy to work with.
~ Emily Trinkaus, astrologer, Portland, OR

Cannot live without! Best daily planner and devotional for intention setting out there.
This book has helped me see clearly the decisions I am making for my mind body and spirit everyday. It allows me to reconcile what I am doing with my time versus what I WANT to be doing. It has seriously amplified my awareness. I am so looking forward to 2017 and establishing regular meditation and gratitude as well as following the moon cycles where I only practiced this haphazardly! We are so lucky that the author has taken such care and attention in mapping out these beautiful pages for us to create our days. The illustrations are stunning and the quotes are carefully thought out. I only wish I had found this sooner!
~ G. MacDonald, Amazon Customer

The HMS Log Book is fantastic!!! It is making me more aware of my habits, good and not so good, and my daily intentions. I love the introduction and the explanation about the book as well. Really great work Jen! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
~ Karen Lee Grybowski, model scout, New York, NY