Tag: writing to heal

How Writing Your Truth Can Help You Heal

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on December 7, 2015 9 Comments • views: 2535
How Writing Your Truth Can Help You Heal

By Mindy Halleck As an author and cancer survivor I believe writing aids us in understanding life’s challenges, and that through understanding we become better writers. When we translate painful or confusing events from the unspoken into written language we alter our perceptions and fundamentally make the experience graspable. You can heal the body by […]

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Sometimes the Best Stories Come from the Deepest Pain

Filed in Book Writing Inspiration by on June 7, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1754
Sometimes the Best Stories Come from the Deepest Pain

by Sydney Scrogham I wrote this story as a way to do an emotional cleanse after a bad breakup. It was easy to me to pursue because as I wrote, my emotional health increased. It was like I could breathe again. For some reason, Ariel: The First Guardian was the easiest story ever to write. […]

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Concussion Victim Needs Your Story to Increase Awareness

Filed in Writing for Change by on October 18, 2016 3 Comments • views: 1523
Concussion Victim Needs Your Story to Increase Awareness

Editor’s note: From the date of posting until November 11, 2016, Victoria is seeking donations on Kickstarter to support the creation of Flooded, a creative anthology of stories from victims of brain injuries. Read on for Victoria’s personal story of her concussion, how writing helped her heal, and how you can support the project—and contribute […]

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How Writing to Help Others Helps Me

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How Writing to Help Others Helps Me

by Harriet Hodgson Writing a series for family caregivers was never on my “to-do” list. But it happened. After 20 years in the caregiving trenches, I had things to say and tips to share. I was my mother’s family caregiver for nine years, my twin grandchildren’s caregiver for seven years, and have been my disabled […]

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After Addiction, How Writing Restored Me to Me

Filed in Writing to Heal by on September 20, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1076
After Addiction, How Writing Restored Me to Me

by Carl Towns Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, Getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, And enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. – Stephen […]

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How to Write Your Way Through Loss and Grief

Filed in Writing to Heal by on November 15, 2017 0 Comments • views: 645
How to Write Your Way Through Loss and Grief

by Beth Castrodale In late 2014 and early 2015, both of my elderly parents died within four months. Although their deaths were far from unexpected, I found myself unable to forge ahead on the novel I’d been working on over the previous two years. Against the loss of my parents, the novel felt trivial. Furthermore, […]

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