Jen Snyder’s HMS (Her Majesty’s Ship) Log Book is everything we didn’t know we needed. A journal with pages already laid out, the Log Book helps you record your daily habits while tracking the moon and stars. 

A Charleston resident for almost 30 years, Snyder says that she was first inspired to create a daily journal when she had some health issues a decade ago. “The first prototype was a spreadsheet,” she laughs. With the help and support of friends Snyder decided to put her spreadsheet to work in an actual book. Using the local self-publishing company Createspace, Snyder’s first log book came out in 2014 and she has published two volumes every year since then. 

Calling astrology a “personal interest,” Snyder’s book is chock-full of info about the stars, signs, and most importantly, the moon, with a special section designated to a wheel of energy with each new moon. Snyder references six different astrologers to “get a vibe” for how the skies align during certain seasons.

Snyder has found organizations that can use her log book for not just personal, but health-related issues. “It’s an emotionally neutral way of tracking food and can be a useful tool for people overcoming eating disorders,” she says, adding that several of her life coach friends are excited to use the journal with their clients. That’s the ultimate goal — to get the book in the hands of people who truly need it. And of course, to expand circulation in regional cities (although Snyder’s already got a foot in the door in Cali where stores in San Francisco and Santa Cruz sell the log book).

You can pick up the journal at Blue Bicycle Books, Worthwhile, or find it online on Amazon.

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