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Therapeutic Writing

Therapeutic Writing

The Pain Associated with Writing

A writing session on the next chapter of my book draft resulted in three weeks of lower back pain.  After days of avoiding the writing topic at hand, I finally dove into addressing church life for the unmarried minister over forty.  Knowing it would be a painful topic I prayerfully began writing nonstop. By days end I could hardly move. My back tightened from the emotions I finally had the…

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Self-Care Therapeutic Writing

Grief Unexpected

The fall season brings happy thoughts and excitement filled plans for many.  It’s a time for apple picking and visits to pumpkin patches.  Family recipes resurface, and the oven is turned on once again after a summer’s reprieve to outdoor grilling.  However, for others there is another half to the season.  Memories of family members who have gone on before us begin to return often unexpectedly.  Not because of the…

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