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Use Your Words to Heal Within – Journaling is Free and Powerful by Janelle Breese Biagioni

Janelle Breese Biagioni

Use Your Words to Heal Within – Journaling is Free and Powerful

by Janelle Breese Biagioni


Heal Yourself! WRITE!!

“Physician heal thyself.” This is a well-known expression. And while it may allude to a physician having the ability to nurture and care for others but not affording him or herself the same care, it does also allude to the extraordinary ability we have to heal ourselves. There is plenty of documentation on alternative methods outside a traditional medical model which have helped people to heal. Journaling or writing are one of the things that I think we can all do and benefit from its healing properties. Writing is very cathartic because it allows a person to give expression to the feelings they are carrying inside.

No Pressure from Anyone!

Don’t fret – journaling does not have to be an onerous task. Keeping a journal is much like keeping a little diary filled with tidbits of information that happens day to day. But you can take journaling to another level by infusing your entries with thoughts, feelings, and emotions. This is where the power of writing can help a person heal their broken heart or to record the history of their life, or to visualize their greatest dreams and desires. If you have not tried journaling before, give my suggestions below a try. These ideas are to get you started on how recording your life and from there you can start to write about events and situations that have impacted your life. It’s very powerful. You can share it with others, or keep it for your eyes only!

Writing takes courage.

How to Journal Your Life

Start by recording bits and pieces of your life. It’s important for you to know who you are so you can share that with others. What do you like? What don’t you like? What worked in your recovery? What didn’t? Who helped you along the way? What was challenging? What would you do differently? As you can see, there are many questions that you can ask yourself and these will be springboard ideas to get you writing.  Often writing an answer to one question will lead you to another and to another. Before you know it, you will have pages and pages filled.

Some other ideas

Here are some other ideas to help you record your life:

I hope you will take some quiet time away from the crowds this weekend and try some writing.