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Julie Fitz-Gerald
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Inspiring others to journey towards joy and centering *New Book* Faith to Rise


Interview Opp: The power of journaling to aspire to joy and centering


Journaling is among the most beneficial kinds of writing and studies have found that this form of expressive writing is especially therapeutic. In a world that’s offering daily curveballs, the need to re-center and find joy in the everyday can seem daunting… that’s where journaling can be an outlet.

Faith to Rise: A Journey to Joy and Centering is Julie Fitz-Gerald’s latest book with 52 weekly devotionals that are honest, relatable, and will inspire readers to embrace life. A journaling diary accompanies the book with writing prompts and discussion points inviting readers to dig deeper.

Julie Fitz-Gerald is a journalist, author, and speaker living in small-town Ontario, Canada with her husband and two teenage sons. Working in both faith-based and secular spheres, Julie is passionate about shining a light on stories of hope and inspiration, showing Jesus’s great love for us in the process.

Ms. Fitz-Gerald is available for interviews and can comment on the following:

  • Tips to working towards joy and centering
  • Connecting or reconnecting with God and Scripture
  • Benefits of journaling
  • The importance of women supporting women

#FunFact:  1 in 6 people are active journalers (Trisent)


Julie Fitz-Gerald has a passion for sharing real stories of hope and inspiration. With a journalism degree from Ryerson University, she's spent the past decade writing stories about change-makers and overcomers for various national and international publications and news outlets.

She is author of the best-selling book RISE: The Jessica Phoenix Story, a page-turning sports biography that’s inspiring people of all ages to overcome life’s challenges using determination, perseverance and courage. The success of RISE spawned a national motivational speaking tour, spreading the universal message of overcoming obstacles to schools, corporations and special interest groups.

Julie's latest book, Faith to Rise: A Journey to Joy and Centering, started out as a weekly radio and YouTube series. It now reaches people across platforms throughout Canada and the US with inspirational messages of encouragement through all of life's seasons.

Whether the medium is a book, a magazine article, radio, socials, or a stage, Julie is driven to share how ordinary people are breaking boundaries, beating the odds and achieving the extraordinary. Working in both faith-based and secular spheres, she loves to shine a light on stories of hope and inspiration; two things our world desperately needs.