Diary Circles

  • Circle logo of Marriage
    active 3 days, 8 hours ago

    To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous. – Elizabeth Gilbert

    Marriage is a journey of two souls: while independent, but making the con […]

    188 members
  • Circle logo of LGBTQ
    active 3 days, 8 hours ago

    We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity. – George Takei

    This circle is for those who are part of or interested in […]

    268 members
  • Circle logo of Parenting
    active 3 days, 8 hours ago

    Don’t try to be perfect. Life isn’t; no one is. Use mistakes and mishaps as opportunities to grow tolerance and to teach. There is such a thing as happy accidents. And love, love, love and listen, listen, listen. […]

    346 members
  • Circle logo of You Are Not Alone
    active 3 days, 8 hours ago

    ”No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of another.” – Charles Dickens

    We have all had times where we feel lost or alone. In this place, you can be supported by other Open Diary members who may […]

    845 members
  • Circle logo of Your Inner Voice
    active 4 days, 1 hour ago

    Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.
    ― Amit Ray

    We all have an inner voice that speaks to us. Sometimes it is the spirit that c […]

    253 members
  • Circle logo of Coping with Chronic Illness
    active 4 days, 1 hour ago

    Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle. – Christian D. Larson


    228 members
  • Circle logo of Mental Health Conditions
    active 4 days, 1 hour ago

    There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.
    ― John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

    This community is here to provide our members a safe space to share their experience with mental health c […]

    403 members
  • Circle logo of Writing
    active 4 days, 9 hours ago

    I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. – Anne Frank

    For writers to share their work, all are welcome. If you are a writer, or just want to be, this is the place for you.

    505 members
  • Circle logo of Poetry
    active 5 days, 5 hours ago

    Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar. –  Percy Bysshe Shelley 


    316 members
  • Circle logo of Divorce
    active 5 days, 20 hours ago

    Some people think that it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go. –Unknown

    For those of us who have already been through, or those of us just beginning the process, divorce brings upon […]

    122 members
  • Circle logo of Dreams
    active 1 week, 1 day ago

    Dreams are . . . illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. – Marsha Norman

    Why we dream is one of the great unanswered questions. Dreams can give us clues to our inner thoughts and insights i […]

    208 members
  • Circle logo of Addiction & Recovery
    active 1 week, 1 day ago

    Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard

    In this circle, we hope to provide a place to write about your experiences clearly and t […]

    206 members
  • Circle logo of Things That Make Me Happy
    active 1 week, 1 day ago

    Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha


    225 members
  • Circle logo of Pets
    active 1 week, 1 day ago

    When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul. –  A.D. Williams

    Pets can enrich our lives beyond measure. Share with others the stories […]

    300 members
  • Circle logo of Grief
    active 1 week, 1 day ago

    Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand. – Patti Smith

    This circle is for those who are grieving, and those who want to share some support.

    326 members
  • Circle logo of Memories
    active 1 week, 1 day ago

    Creating memories is a priceless gift. Memories will last a lifetime; things only a short-period of time. – Alyice Edrich

    202 members
  • Circle logo of Antiques & Collectibles
    active 1 week, 4 days ago

    This was something sure to be crammed full of warm secrets, like an antique clock built when peace filled the world. – Haruki Murakami

    A bit of the past can brighten your day, help relive a cherished memory or […]

    44 members
  • Circle logo of Books & Reading
    active 1 week, 4 days ago

    Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. – Charles W. Eliot

    Tell us about your favorite books, what’s on your […]

    453 members
  • Circle logo of Music
    active 1 week, 4 days ago

    Where words fail, music speaks. ― Hans Christian Andersen

    Tell us about your favorite music, what you listen to or love, or what you make.

    251 members
  • Circle logo of Photography
    active 1 week, 4 days ago

    What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. – Karl Lagerfeld

    This circle is for photographers to share their work and their favorites – you don’t h […]

    248 members
  • Circle logo of Humor
    active 1 week, 4 days ago

    Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can do for oneself and one’s fellow human beings. – Maya Angelou

    Do you have something funny to share? This circle is the place to do it.

    276 members
  • Circle logo of Crafting & Hobbies
    active 1 week, 4 days ago

    To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. – Winston Churchill

    Share all your favorite projects and tips here, or get advice from other crafters.

    206 members
  • Circle logo of Cooking & Recipes
    active 2 weeks ago

    The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living. – Dione Lucas

    This circle is for people who want to share their latest cooking adventure, or tell us t […]

    259 members
  • Circle logo of Television
    active 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    So, let’s make the most of this beautiful day. Since we’re together we might as well say: Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won’t you be my neighbor? – Fred Rogers

    What are you watching? What did you b […]

    137 members
  • Circle logo of Movies & Film
    active 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. – Martin Scorsese

    Use this circle to tell us about your favorite f […]

    182 members
  • Circle logo of Trying To Conceive
    active 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

    Something that seems so simple to some, can be a major challenge to others. Here is a space to authentically share with each other your experiences and […]

    50 members
  • Circle logo of Beauty
    active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.
    ― Abraham Lincoln

    While we all know that true beauty comes from within, we thought it would be fun to have a place where we can share our t […]

    123 members
  • Circle logo of Caregivers
    active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves. – Mason Cooley

    Caring for each other, especially when challenges arise, can lead us on an unfamiliar journey. In this Diary Circle, we […]

    87 members
  • Circle logo of Health & Fitness
    active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    ”Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” – Publilius Syrus

    This circle may be used for tracking your exercise or diet, or for sharing the ways we can all get healthy.

    520 members
  • Circle logo of Travel & Adventures
    active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing h […]

    232 members
  • Circle logo of Mindfulness
    active 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    ”Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

    The practice of mindfulness helps you to develop an awareness of your […]

    397 members
  • Circle logo of Gratitude
    active 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson

    229 members
  • Circle logo of Goals
    active 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I know how it looks. But just start. Nothing is insurmountable. – Lin-Manuel Miranda

    We set goals for ourselves at many points during our life. This circle is a place where you can share your goals and receive […]

    206 members
  • Circle logo of Gardening
    active 3 months, 1 week ago

    The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin

    A garden brings us a sense of purpose and an […]

    80 members
  • Circle logo of Pregnancy & Childbirth
    active 7 months, 1 week ago

    Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.  – E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

    Every pregnancy and every childbirth is a unique experience. For many of us, we […]

    56 members