Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Can Writing Be Good For Your Health?

I just finished reading Joanna Paterson's blog, "Can Writing Keep Us Well?" http://confidentwriting.com/2010/06/can-writing-keep-us-well-group-writing-project/

The title itself is enough to trigger contemplation. My husband often tells me that my rapt concentration when I write is intense. I write often. I write daily. I know why I write, because if I stop writing the dark imps that had plagued me most of my life will take a hold of me - once again. The demons being:

• Self doubt

• Constant criticism

• Measuring myself against others

• Jealousy

Not pretty. Is it? But writing empowers and silences the interior chatter and helps elevate my self-worth.

1 comment:

Joanna Paterson said...

Isn't it great to have a free way to get past those demons?

Thanks for taking part in the project.