Want grief relief, but don’t know how to help yourself get it?
Do you wonder if there is a way to deal with the avalanche of grief that buries you after your loved one dies? Do you want to work yourself through this deepest of misery that plagues you, and maybe even before?
Richard Ballo, author of the award-winning book, Life Without Lisa, offers hope and a way.
Writing is one of the few art forms that can be practiced by virtually anyone.
Whether you’ve taken a class to become a better writer or not, or you just want to write for pleasure or for friends and family, writing can be a cathartic and healing activity, and can be done almost anywhere and at any time.
Many people who are new to the writing process often find a relatively easy and cost-free way to begin, is by starting a journal.
New schools… new family dynamics… new relationships… new jobs… new bodies… new projects…new perspectives…
September has always been a season of change for me. As a mother, wife, daughter, teacher and business professional, many opportunities for development and growth seem to present themselves in September in almost every aspect of my life.
It’s up to me to choose which paths to follow. And, whether the upcoming changes are welcome or not, there’s something unsettling about change. So I find clarity and guidance in journal writing.
At a recent meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, a young woman brought up the topic of anger to be discussed.
She wanted to know how to get over her feelings of resentment over being an alcoholic. New to sobriety, the woman expressed her dismay over other “normal” people’s ability to handle liquor and not end up with severe negative consequences.
If you are keeping a journal on a regular or even semi-regular basis, you have made a great step toward developing your skills as a writer. But, you are probably only using a small part of what a journal can be. You need to take the next step in journal writing and make your journal work for you. Here are some practical tips on how to do that.
Writing in a journal every day takes discipline. There is no better way to learn the nuts and bolts of good writing, however. Daily journal writing not only helps you unwind and figure out your feelings, it also gives you that practice time needed to become a skilled writer. So how do you start this habit of daily journaling?
How acutely do you sense a lack of meaning in your life? It’s easy to get caught up in materialism and forget what you most want to do and be. 21st century existence leaves little room for the finer things. Yet losing touch with ideals ends up in pain.
If you want to improve your health and happiness and return to intimacy with your ideals, take a refresher course in meaning by focusing on your perceptions.
One of the great things about natural stress remedies is that they can be facilitated with mundane, household items like a pen and paper or notebook. Writing your thoughts down, for example, may be more useful than just recording your life experiences and feelings.
Some consider doing so to be among the most powerful of stress reducers. Indeed, expressing your emotions through the written word may help you relieve stress naturally while reducing worry, anxiety and other depressive symptoms.
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