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Monday, February 22, 2010

ASIDE: Writing for mental and physical health

Have you ever been to eHow? You can learn how to caulk a bathtub, kill household ants, cook a lobster, or build a snowman (Hint: you need snow so here's an eHow on how to make your own snow!).

There is also an "eHow of the Day." Today's eHow caught my attention. It's about writing for mental and physical health and it's called How to Write Yourself Sane, by Michelle Vermillion Lawrence. She writes...
The power of the pen has been known for years. In the 1800s Lord Byron wrote, "If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad." Diaries and journals have been kept for centuries, but it wasn't until the 1960s that the therapeutic value of journal writing was recognized. After studying at the C.G. Jung from the New School for Social Research in New York City, psychologist Ira Progoff began holding workshops called the Intensive Journal method, which helped clients to heal psychologically by writing about their life experiences.
Read the rest which includes tips on how to get started at eHow.

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