“…expressive writing has downstream effects not only for those who have endured very negative experiences, such as trauma but for almost anyone.” DiMenichi et al., 2019. The farther away in time I get from my diagnosis and surgeries, the less I identify as a cancer patient, and increasingly I can see myself as a cancer survivor.… Continue reading When Words HealKeep reading
Vulnerability as a coping tool I made it through yesterday, and here I am ready to face today. Key learnings: I will take care of myself; I will not neglect myself. I can make healthy choices. I will find struggle and I have the mindset to move through a spectrum of emotions; feeling, reckoning, rumbling… Continue reading December: Full-circle On D-DayKeep reading
Transformation, Resurrection, and Gratitude There is much healing to be found in belonging to oneself, in belonging everywhere and nowhere at once. To find peace in a moment and find that peace reflected in the hearts around you is to pass that peace amidst a universe of chaos. Well, I showed up for my appointment,… Continue reading November: Expressing GratitudeKeep reading
Writer’s Feedback: The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness or Loss by Sandra Marinella, MA, MEd “There is nothing so wise as a circle.” – Rainer Maria Rilke Thank you all for your understanding of my absence last month; I needed a mental health break. I am grateful for the… Continue reading October: The Story…Keep reading
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