Writing is one of my passions, and journaling is a direct offshoot of my desire to write consistently. I teach others the pleasure, power and process of journaling to create their ideal life. So imagine my surprise when I learned of a conference that was coming to my area that is designed to explore the connections between writing and wellness. I jumped at the chance.
Yesterday, I attended the Wellness and Writing Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Presenters shared amazing research, theories and techniques that connect the act of writing to a number of benefits related to wellness. From the relationship between stress and how keeping a feeling journal could help cure disease or decrease symptoms, to how discovering one’s innate gifts through meditation and writing exercises can lead to a more fulfilled, productive and enlightened life.
Healing the past in the present, one study revealed, decreased doctor visits by 35 percent and emergency room visits by 11 percent. Why is that? The speaker cited “The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being.” The book explores the effect writing has on disease. Although writing has been a popular therapeutic technique for years, only recently have researchers subjected it to rigorous scientific scrutiny and applied it to persons suffering from physical illnesses such as cancer and hypertension. So, if therapeutic writing can have positive effects on these types of medical conditions, why wouldn’t it have a similar effect on our mental and emotional state. That’s what Write Your Life is all about -- healing from the past, exploring and enjoying the present and creating an ideal future.
It’s amazing to connect with so many others who recognize and are studying the benefits that writing has in our lives. Even more so, it is promising to know that so many people are opening up to the potential of their lives and exploring possibilities through the process of journaling. If you haven’t begun the journey, there’s no time like the present. I invite you to join me on a revealing and information-packed teleseminar this Tuesday, October 26th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern to learn how to Write Your Life. You can register by clicking here.
This investment in yourself is certain to reap amazing results as you discover the pleasure, power and process of journaling to create your ideal life. Participating in this teleseminar is a must if you’re ready to explore more of you and make more conscious decisions about your future. I look forward to having you on the call.