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Begin Within—A Daily Healing Journal


Begin Within is a daily healing journal for anyone moving through life with chronic illness, mental illness, or other health-related challenges.

This journal allows you to document everything from your vitals to your nutrition, mood, medications, symptoms, challenges, and accomplishments (big and small), with a focus on gratitude.

It is meant to bring you insight into your health and provide assistance on the path to wellness.

Begin Within journal was created by a licensed Clinical Social Worker, life coach, writer, and a chronic illness warrior, "because it didn’t exist". Her goal was to track her day-to-day symptoms and progress. The journal helped her realize that every little step moved her closer to healing.

Dimensions: 6" x 9"

  • 30% PCF Recycled Paper
  • Woman-owned
  • Small batch
  • Created and Printed in San Diego, California


Begin Within Today was created by Patricia (Christina) Kantzavelos, a San Diego-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), life coach, writer, and a chronic illness warrior.

Christina says "it took her getting sick to become healthy." When her health became more complex, she took it upon herself to pay attention to and heal every aspect of her life. This included journaling her symptoms and progress each night. Her goal was to track her day-to-day symptoms, what worked, what didn’t work, as well as recognize when days were challenging, and honor her accomplishments (big or small). This was especially helpful during healthcare appointments to recall her symptoms.

Journaling every night helped her realize that she was indeed on the road to healing, even if she was simply only able to breathe that day.

"I created this journal because it didn’t exist, and I was tired of re-writing the same prompts night after night into an empty journal. It’s a helpful tool for anyone moving through life with chronic illness or other health-related challenges. I hope this journal brings you insight into your health and provides assistance on the path to wellness." - Christina P. Kantzavelos, LCSW, MLIS, MSW

Ready to make it yours? Your purchase will arrive within two to five business days.

As a small business, we put love and care into every detail and want you to be happy with your purchase! Please reach out to us withing 14 days of receiving your order if you are... meh, not so happy with your goodies. Learn more about the items eligible for return here.

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