cancer

Conversations with a Friend: Write to Heal

I had breakfast with a good friend this morning.  We sat down to our tasty meal  and I continued, as we do on most of our breakfast meets, to hear about the on-going saga.  She has cancer, although she looks well and has a good energy. My friend has embraced…

Write to Heal: Can I Write Myself Well?

By John Evans “Writing about stressful situations is one of the easiest ways for people to take control of their problems and release negative effects of stress from their bodies and their lives.” — James Pennebaker, Ph.D.i Wellness and writing are connected in ways we are only beginning to understand…

Writing and Healing: Expressive Writing Helps in Multiple Ways

It all started in the 1980s when the professor Dr. James Pennebaker found in his landmark social psychology study that college students who wrote about emotional upheaval in their lives for 15 minutes during each of four consecutive days, visited the health service half as often as their counterparts who…