Dear Heartworker,


Class is in session and it wouldn't be complete without YOU.

Life is all about emotions.

How you feel determines what you do.

What you do determines your results or lack of results.

Here's the Problem.

We are taught that circumstances are responsible for our emotions and our results.

This leaves us either:

1. Trying to control the Universe.


2. Isolating because trying to control everything is impossible.

avoid emotion

It's exhausting and it doesn't work.

When you learn how to coach yourself to the emotions and the results you want, you regain your power.

Learn how to coach yourself
THROUGH anything or TO anything.


6 Tools for SERIOUS Personal Growth.

1. Pen

The only thing keeping you from what you want is your thoughts.

With Heartwork Journaling, your pen becomes your thought finder.


Using the tools of the University, you'll discover that you aren't broken and never were.


You'll understand that you don't have heavy success blocks.

The only things in the way are simple, unhelpful, unexamined thoughts.


2. Paper


With Heartwork Journaling, your blank page is a mirror.

It's a truth teller.


You will rediscover yourself on your blank page.


You will remember who you are. Who you have always been.

A precious human who is worthy and enough right now, EXACTLY as you are.


3. Your BRAIN

Bring your doubts,

Your recurring, unexamined thoughts,

Your dreams,

Your fears and limiting beliefs,

Your ideas,

Your brain is your greatest untapped resource.

Bring everything in your AMAZING brain.


4. Your HEART


Bring your bruises,

Your hopes,

Your joys,

Your hurts.


Bring all the emotions you've been trying so hard not to feel.

Bring everything in your BEAUTIFUL and tender heart.


5. The Equation of Emotion

This simple 5 step journaling tool brings insight and awareness to exactly how your thoughts, emotions and actions work together to create your results.


You will learn the SKILL of how to coach yourself with this simple yet extremely powerful tool.


6. Your Emotional Global Positioning System


This system shows you where you are in any moment, on the range of human emotion.


You'll learn how to use this tool to find the emotional fuel to create more of the results you want.


Struggling against your EGPS is why pretending to be happy & "positive" does NOT work, actually makes you feel worse & creates more of what you do NOT want!


What Heartworkers say about HJU...

"Confident Again." ~ Stacy Brookman

"Key to breaking old patterns" ~ Elizabeth Allbright


"Room for connection." ~ Sherry Whittaker

"Treating myself more kindly." ~ Esther Piszczek


"100% responsible for my results." ~ Cindy Bayles

"A sense of power." ~ Sue Adams


Enroll in Heartwork Journaling University to rediscover yourself.

We take growth through creativity and play very seriously.


Your Heartwork Journal is a mirror to clearly see how your thoughts, feelings and actions are working to create your results.


With the Equation of Emotions and mastering your EGPS, you can stop creating unwanted results and create more of the results you REALLY want.


Doodles bring extraordinary self-compassion to counteract the natural human tendency to self-judgment.

Artistic play brings efficiency to personal growth work.


It takes 400 repetitions to create a new neural pathway in your brain.

Unless you use creativity & play in which case, it takes just 10-20 repetitions!


SERIOUS Personal Growth Through Creativity & Play

Although the self-help industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, nothing is as powerful than changing the USER of the self-help

Instead of CONSUMING more information and studying other people's work, maybe now is the perfect time to STUDY YOURSELF.


What if this is your time to question your unexamined thoughts and limiting beliefs?

What if this is the time to clean up unhelpful emotions that hold you back?

You won’t find out how to do that by studying someone else’s path.

You will find out how to do that with a pen, paper, your brain and your heart.


You learn how to do that by studying yourself.

You won’t find that in a book or podcast.

You uncover your disempowering stories on YOUR blank page.

You edit your disempowering stories and create new helpful beliefs on YOUR blank page.

You will become the teacher you’ve been looking for, all along.

Enroll to study yourself & edit the unhelpful stories in your brain.


What people are saying about Heartwork Journaling.


HJU Curriculum.

CORE CURRICULUM How to Use the Heartwork Journaling Tools to Coach Yourself.

You will learn the Heartwork Journaling tools in depth:

How to Use the Equation of Emotion to coach yourself.

How to Use Your Emotional Global Positioning System.


Monthly Curriculum.

Each month there are 3 brand new lessons.


Week 1 LIVE Coaching Call

Topic Lesson & Guided Self Coaching Q & A

The first week of each month we'll do a deep dive on using these tools on the topic of the month.

This training will ensure you master using these tools to coach yourself to the results you want.


You'll submit questions to receive guided coaching live.

You'll learn from other people's questions how to use these tools on REAL-LIFE specific goals, obstacles and challenges.


Week 2 Heartwork Journaling Lesson

Doodles, Color, Powerful Healing Creativity 

The second week of each month, you'll get a brand new, simple creativity Heartwork Journaling lesson.

These lessons bring extraordinary self compassion, kindness and color to deep inner work. 


Heartwork Journaling lessons are designed to help you see your thoughts, emotions and how they create your results.

From there, I help you use the tools to coach yourself to more of the results you do want.


Week 3 Lesson

Mindful Emotions Cards Lesson 

The third week of each month, you'll follow along to create 2 cards about 2 emotions.

One of the chosen emotions for these cards feels good. The other feels bad.

We'll paint the cards on one side. On the reverse side, you'll gain awareness and understanding to how this emotion shows up for you, how it can get in the way of the results you want and how to process each emotion in a healthy manner.


Week 4 No Call

No Call to Catch up and  Practice the Tools.

A week off each month gives you important White Space.

It's important to me to NOT give so much that you don't have time to practice your self coaching.


During week 4 of each month, catch up on anything you missed from the previous lessons, practice your self coaching or enjoy more soul soothing creativity in the Study Vault.


Monthly Curriculum FOCUS


How to Let Go of the Past


Your Hero's Journey

January 2024

Results Responsibility


Sacred Selfishness


The Power of Expectations


Take Leadership of Your Life


How to Self-Regulate Your Emotional Body


From Comfort to Courage


Cultivate Self-Confidence


The Gifts of Imperfection & of Resentment


From Procrastination to Inspired Action


Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Your questions submitted for monthly live calls and the Ask a Coach section of HJU help us create each month's curriculum directed by YOU.

Bonuses from the Heart


Submit Questions for Live Calls

Get answers and guidance on how to use these tools for your SPECIFIC circumstances.

The Heartwork Journaling tools offer a new way of thinking, feeling, behaving and creating results.

Every month leading up to the live calls, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and get your answers on the live calls.


Ask questions or upload your Heartwork for these guided coaching opportunities on the live monthly call.

You'll benefit SO much from hearing the answers to other people's questions on how to use these tools in their circumstances.



The Study Vault

Think of this as Netflix (or a gym) for your Brain and Heart.

heart doodles


When you're ready to explore specific topics like:

  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Your relationship with money
  • Overcoming fears
  • Changing the story of you
  • Connection with others (and yourself)
  • How to get things done
  • Entrepreneurship (Business Vision Workshop & Magic Funnels courses)

OR explore more creativity classes like:

  • Drawing faces
  • Doodle mini lessons (from 3 minutes to longer mini lessons)
  • Painting women's faces and angels
  • Painting journal page backgrounds with different techniques

It's all waiting for you in the Vault!

New doodle and creativity lessons added monthly.

Just like you wouldn't try to binge watch all the movies on Netflix at once...

Come to the Vault when you want to and ask yourself:

"How do I want to be inspired to grow and heal today?"

6 Month Silver Member BONUS

How to Create Your Own Courage Cards or You Are Loved Cards

(Or create your own deck with this card creation process)

When you become a Silver member by being enrolled at HJU for 6 months, we'll celebrate by creating your own deck of Courage Cards or You are Loved cards.

Courage Cards were how I intentionally practiced new ways of thinking and feeling until I embodied my new intentional way of showing up in the world.

You are Loved cards were created to send to my Mother-in-Law when she went to live in an Alheimer's assisted living facility. We couldn't visit but I could bring her love and color through these cards.


These cards can also be made by you for you as an act of intentional self-care and self-love.

When you sign up for HJU Yearly, you get instant access to these card lesson series.

12 Month Gold Member BONUS

Decorate Your Mindful Emotions Card Box

(Or Create Your Boxed  Set)

When you become a Gold member by being enrolled at HJU for a year, we'll celebrate by creating your own card deck box for your Mindful Emotions cards!


You can choose to paint and decorate a small Amazon box, a tin or paper mache box.


Or you can choose to send your designs to create your own full color Boxed Set of cards. I'll show you exactly how and where to get your boxed set made.


If you're a coach, therapist or entrepreneur, you can sell your Boxed Set of cards or give away your Boxed Set as gifts to your best clients. (Like your own version of Courage Cards.)

12 Month Gold Member Additional BONUS

Unlock the entire library of Heartwork Journaling Lessons


YEARLY Member Instant Access BONUS

Unlock the card lessons and the entire library of Heartwork Journaling lessons.


When you enroll as a yearly member, you instantly unlock the entire library of previous Heartwork Journaling lessons.

This is not simply one lesson per topic, it's multiple lessons per topic. Many students love binge-watching painting and doodling!

Monthly members get these Heartwork Journaling lesson collections unlocked when you've been a member for one year.

Yearly Member HJU Supply Kit

HJU Supply Kit

When you enroll in Heartwork Journaling University as an ANNUAL member, you get a box of HJU textbooks and goodies mailed to your door to start your HJU journey. Only until supplies last.

What's in the Kit?

HJU Journal, Power of Emotions journal, HJU Coloring Book, zipper supply pouch with doodling pen, doodling pencil, waterbrush, sticker and rainbow gel pen.

Mini poster of the Emotional Global Positioning System, EGPS cutouts, Equation postcard and Heartworker's Philosophy mini poster.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING NOTE: The HJU Supply Kit is ONLY available to yearly members in the US. International shipping costs for the Kit are prohibitive. Additionally, when we're tried to ship internationally, many times the Kits never arrive!

Here's what people are saying about HJU


"Exceeded My Expectations"

"I was expecting something more like the crafty online classes I do, which would have been fine.

Instead, I am so pleased with the caliber of the site and the content, not to mention the quantity and variety of lessons available.

I truly feel like I am enrolled in an institution of higher learning!"

Suzan Flipping


"Confident, Not Doubting Myself."

"I'm confident for the first time in a long time. I'm not hoping, I'm not wishing, I'm not wondering, I'm not doubting myself.

I am confident that I can get there and it is all through doodling, journaling and heart work journaling. Thank You."


Elizabeth Allbright


"Changed My Life."

"I have tried therapy but always left sessions either feeling the same or worse. I wanted "tools" but never got them. People would say that you can "choose your thoughts" but I never understood how that worked.

With the EGPS and the Equation of Emotion, I now have a tool that works. This has truly been a lifeline for me and I am eternally grateful."


Avis Board



"You used my weight loss Equation of Emotion in an example. Since then I am loving and appreciating my body. I am making choices that are best for my body.

What is so crazy is that it hasn't been hard and I feel great in my skin now! I got on the scale Saturday and was amazed to realize that I've lost nearly 10 pounds in the last 2 months. I'm on my way."

Denise Carroll

Select your tuition option to enroll.


$47 / month

(low monthly)

All the content and the live monthly call plus downloadable contents of the Supply Kit. (Not the printed hard copies or art supplies).

3 University textbook as downloads:

  1. The Power of Emotions Textbook.
  2. The Official University Journal.
  3. The Heartwork Journaling Coloring Book.

Postcards & Mini Posters as downloads:

  • Equation of Emotion
  • Emotional Global Positioning System
  • Doodle Cutouts
  • Heartworker's Philosophy

$470 / year

(1 free month plus Supply Kit)

University Supply Kit (US only mailed to you):

When you enroll for the year, you get Heartwork Journaling Happy Mail goodies.

University Zipper Pouch with:

  • Aquabrush
    Waterproof doodling pen
    Water soluble doodling pencil
    Rainbow gel pen

Printed 3 University textbooks:

  1. The Power of Emotions Textbook.
  2. The Official University Journal.
  3. The Heartwork Journaling Coloring Book.

Printed Postcards & Mini Posters:

  • Equation of Emotion
  • Emotional Global Positioning System
  • Doodle Cutouts
  • Heartworker's Philosophy

Enroll now to Study Yourself and Unlearn Old Programming.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Heartwork Journaling University is an online membership for people who want to get more of the results you REALLY want. Our mission is to help people all over the world rediscover their power through simple, accessible tools.

A pen, paper, your, brain and heart plus the Equation of Emotion and your Emotional Global Positioning System helps you gain insight and awareness into how you create the results you want and the results you don't want. From there, anything is possible.

The University is open for enrollment for a limited time. It begins as soon as you enroll and setup your HJU profile.

After enrolling, you'll create a login to the online campus and information about HJU Orientation.

Heartwork Journaling University is an online educational membership. 

There is a live guided coaching call at the beginning of each month. The rest of the curriculum is released via video, audio and PDF inside the private member's area for you to consume on demand at your convenience.

What members love about this is they can go as quickly or as slowly through the lessons at they want.

There is a private password protected Member's Area where you can login to access any of the call replays or worksheets  any time - day or night.

If you sign up for the monthly option, you’ll have access to the live calls, replays and materials for 30 days. As you continue each month, you'll continue to have access to the live calls, replays and materials for as long as you continue to be enrolled in the University.

If you decide to cancel membership, think of it like a gym membership, your utility company or Netflix, once you cancel you no longer have access to the member portal, live calls or replays.

HJU is a living, breathing, evolving curriculum. It's not a static course that doesn't change, evolve and grow. Every single month, there are brand new lessons, new tools, new creativity lessons, new prompts to help you learn to coach yourself to or through anything. There is brand new incredible content monthly so when someone cancels access to the ever-growing curriculum and library ends.

Every single month, HJU becomes more valuable for members with more incredible, life-changing lessons and tools you cannot get ANYWHERE else.

If you sign up for the yearly option and remain a member in good standing, you'll have access to the live calls, replays and materials for 365 days of exciting learning, growth, and new, deeper self connection ahead!

This curriculum is perfect for beginners at creativity. It's not about your artwork, it's about your HEART work. If you only use a pen, paper, your brain and heart plus the Equation of Emotion and the EGPS tool, you'll still get the incredible benefits of Heartwork Journaling.

If you don't want to purchase art supplies, you can use exactly what you have in your home office or in your children's art stash right now.

In the University, you’ll get a Supply Guide that will help you find things you already have in your home to use. IF you want to get additional art supplies, you'll have a list of our favorites.

If you don't want to purchase a lot of watercolor paper or paints, be it because of cost or other concerns you can also do all of the lessons with low cost apps for your smartphone or tablet. After you register, you'll receive a list of our favorite apps with your supply list.

This is exactly why there are only 3 lessons per month in the University, plus one week off for catching up or going deeper with your self-coaching. I want this to be easy to fit into your life so that you actually do fit it into your life. That's when it can transform your life.

Think of this like Netflix for your brain and heart. You don't login to Netflix and think "Omigosh how am I ever going to get through all of this!" and give up before you even begin. You login and go to what interests you and you focus there to get the benefit and transformation from those lessons.

Annual members receive a free month so it is the best value. If you're in the US, you also get the HJU Supply Kit. We're discontinuing those when the last batch runs out because it's a lot of work for my team to ship! And HJU is totally worth it even without the bonus Supply Kit!

Additionally, when you join as a yearly member you get additional lesson libraries from 2021 and 2022.

You'll also receive instant access to the Business Vision Board Workshop plus How to create Courage Cards lessons.

No, the work you'll do at Heartwork Journaling University is for your personal work only. 
There is a huge demand for certification. Certification begins January 2022. Click here for more information on Certification.
Heartwork Journaling certification will focus on how to create a safe container to teach )for your students and yourself as Instructor, give access to use full lesson plans, plus train you on how to fill, price and market your own Heartwork Journaling groups and programs.

This is SUCH an incredible addition to therapy. Many HJU students share their Heartwork with their therapists.

They way you do that is up to you and your therapist. Students tell us that Heartwork Journaling opens up different awarenesses and insights to accelerate the results they're experiencing in therapy.

Heartwork Journaling is for small "t" traumas like daily stress, non-life-threatening injuries, emotional abuse from another person (or from yourself to yourself), death of a pet, bullying or harassment, loss of a significant relationship.

Think of it this way, Heartwork Journaling is like you taking responsibility for brushing your teeth on a daily basis with your everyday mental and emotional health. Therapy is like going to get needed and helpful work on your teeth by a dentist who has tools to help with a root canal or tooth extraction. 

Your membership will be automatically renewed every 30 days for monthly memberships, and yearly for annual memberships. You may cancel automatic renewal at any time. Note that the HJU Supply Kit is included for first year yearly members.

Annual members have a 7-day money-back refund guarantee. If you've signed up for a year and see  Heartwork Journaling University is not a good fit, send an e-mail to support@maritzaparra.com requesting a refund within 7 days of the date of access to the member's area. 

We will process the refund to your original form of payment, but your bank or credit card processing time may vary. Monthly memberships are non-refundable.

Monthly membership and Annual memberships are non-transferable. If you feel overwhelmed, bring that to one of the live week 1 calls. .

Just your brain, your heart, your hopes, your dreams, your goals, a pen and a paper.

If you have a question that hasn't been answered, send an email to mari@maritzaparra.com and ask away!

Official Poem of Heartwork Journaling University

You were born with potential.

You were born with goodness and trust.

You were born with ideals and dreams.

You were born with greatness.

You were born with wings.

You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.

You have wings.

Learn to use them and fly.



Heartwork Journaling University is dedicating to helping you RE-EMPOWER yourself.

I can't wait to get started.


I'll see you inside.


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