Hello, Braveheart!

Welcome! This web site features my journal-planning pages + my creative planning process (along with creative journal-planning tools & periodic celestial-themed prints).

    • It is the result of curating ideas and information from my self-directed studies and experiments, as documented in my visual journal-planners [online, index card art and collaged pages in bound journals and altered books].


  • I believe in offering inexpensive resources that foster self-compassion and creative experiments, and don’t trigger shoulds and other expectations.


  • My focus is no rules, just prompts: [demonstrating + offering] right brain friendly ideas for journal-planning — [“making better tacos” ala Seth Godin].


Confidence is achieved through that willingness to continually put yourself in vulnerable situations. -Debbie Millman

I have been working on designs for creative journal-planning prompts and templates for ten years.

  • The confidence I have in what I create has been fostered by every monthly guide I compiled during those ten years. First only for myself, and then for sale as a monthly resource offering.
  • My goal as the creator of Right Brain Planner® resources: to design prompts and templates + to curate monthly themes that facilitate a creative record [tangible/intangible] of intention and story.

Braveheart, each of us fosters a unique self-directed education + a level of developing expertise via what we spend our time noticing and documenting.

Right brain planning is a means of compiling a creative record of those lessons and self-discovery.

RightBrainPlanner.com is:

RightBrainPlanner.com and related resources have continued to develop alongside my own creative journal-planning practice evolution; focused on incorporating flexibility and a gentle, personal accountability as I adapt and recalibrate in order to live free within the realities of multiple sclerosis.

Connecting people with each other is the essence of both community and innovation. -Becky McCray

RightBrainPlanner.com is a personal investment in my own planning process — but also an investment of sharing ideas to assist others in their personal process as well as to foster a sense of community and innovation as ideas resonate.

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. -Rainer Maria Rilke

What I am doing now:

  • writing about suggested starting points for a journal-planning practice
  • delving into a new season meaningful work and scheduled rest
  • a 365 day project for 2018: 365 entries (collage, color, ink or handwritten) in my annual journal-planner (using “My Story” kit)
    • I am grateful for iHanna’s inspiration — and her suggestion that a 365-project could be accomplished as a weekly goal!
    • This reframing of my current journal-planning practice represents a new perspective for me and adds personal value to my creative work.


The Artist is no other than [she] who unlearns what [she] has learned, in order to know [herself]. -E.E. Cummings

  • living within a sense of kairos time and the intention of contemplation and seeking out the propitious moments of my life during my 57 trip around the sun


Thank you kindly for your interest and support!

This page includes additional details regarding Right Brain Planner® as well as resources and monthly modules. Right Brain Planner® is an ever-evolving system designed to support an unconventional planning practice.

-in gratitude,



Any day can be a personal “Day One” — a day you declare that “today is the day” and allow for “good enough for now” — and embrace that you are {more than} enough.

Showing my work and working out loud via this blog is an aspect of owning my dreams. Publishing “evidence” of my practice as well as my commitment to the promises I make to myself. That feels risky at times — but also very much worth the risk. I hope you will join me, Braveheart. ♥

Right Brain Planner® is the result of a personal and professional investment of my time and energy, research and finances since 2007. Right Brain Planner® is a registered brand name.

Right Brain Planner® RightBrainPlanner.com is:

a web site + one of my visual journals with the purpose of practicing + demonstrating:

  • You are the one you have been waiting for.
  • Change requires time; and it can feel impossible.
  • You will know as you go. [be your hero]
  • Baby steps count. Everything counts.
  • You cannot be “full” all the time …
  • Each of us cycles like the moon: waxing, waning and seen in varying views.
  • Everything takes as long as it takes.
  • When doubt presents itself, take that worse case scenario and flip it.
  • You are the expert … Trust yourself.
  • Allow Fear to be a start line for Next.
  • What you want is worth learning through failure.
  • You are not behind: you are precisely where you are supposed to be.
  • Your work is not what you get paid for; it is doing what you must to live as wholehearted as possible — even in the most mundane of moments.

Right brain planning promotes self-compassion and the role of Discoverer. It is about wishes and grace, jots of thought and color-vents; starting in the middle when you are unsure where to begin and mapping a path as you journey in the direction of your dreams. It is about living free and eases away from a performance-based valuation of self-worth.

where I offer an annual journal-planning kit


[embellished cover art for “My Story” 13-month journal-planner kit]

where I offer support, journal-planning templates and visual planning art

journal-planning guides & modules


[cycle like the moon, Braveheart]

a trademarked system of creative planning & art-fully documenting Life developed by me, Teresa Robinson aka @stargardener

Finding our way through the overgrowth of our lives begins with scheduling time for creativity and reading and conversations — face-to-face and within online communities.

It is breathing in deeply the outdoor air under the cover of the ever-changing sky in order to find peace and ease within our wonderings and wanderings.

We each speak our own language by which we define our-selves via our compilation of a creative records — tangible and intangible. We have many “selves” {alter egos} and fulfill many roles during our lifetime, each one building upon the other.

  • A creative planning process is not as much about planning as it is about allowing space to abide gently with the feelings and thoughts of the day, as well as the images, words and colors that comfort and provide for creative expression.

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. -Havelock Ellis

I honor the fact that time and energy are precious resources. If you choose to invest time interacting via social media, I would be delighted to connect with you there!

  • @stargardener [personal interest posts]

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  • @rightbrainplan [related to creative planning]

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Right Brain Planner® is part of my work under the umbrella of Star Garden Designs, LLC. It started off as a WordPress blog in 2007 as a means of creating a searchable resource. In the work that followed communities formed, and journal-planning guides were curated and published. This work continues to evolve.

A mainstream “business philosophy” has little to do with the work of Right Brain Planner®; taxes and legalities are the main extent of the business details.  I work for a very low rate and I work for ?‍♀️? fun — and the opportunity to host and participate in community with kindred spirits.

I never take this opportunity for granted — nor do I minimize the importance of consistency and commitment to each patron (most of whom I know by name) of Right Brain Planner®.


succulentLive free, Braveheart. Planning doesn’t have to be restricted to lines and boxes. Discover your succulent ability to fully express yourself via whatever creative means serves you best.

Right Brain Planner® planner kits, monthly guides and page sets are elements of an ever-evolving system designed to support a creative planning practice.